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FBGS Technologies GmbH - a leading supplier of advanced fiber-optic sensing solutions and components based on Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) technology - has secured a single-digit million growth financing.
FBGS and EBDS Engineering joint forces and knowhow to demonstrate a comprehensive solution using Fiber Bragg Grating sensors to measure temperature profiles in copper molds during continuous steel casting.
FBGS consists of two legal entities, one located in Belgium and the other located in Germany. The Belgium company FBGS International is a fully owned subsidiary of the German entity FBGS Technologies, which is controlled by a group of shareholders. The main shareholders are:
Bm-t is the venture capital and private equity company for the Free State of Thuringia. Offering equity capital financing they are the partner for investments and consultation across all funding stages, from start-ups through growth capital to buyouts or IPOs.
Bm-t invests in ambitious companies with high growth potential and committed management in a wide range of industry sectors.
X2 Equity is an independent investment holding company focused on the funding and scaling of high-tech companies active in technology systems, advanced components, industrial software and smart industrial services. X2 Equity has offices in Munich (Germany), Phoenix AZ (US) and Suzhou (China).
Sylex is a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic passive products, with a strong focus on innovative solutions. Since July 2011 Sylex has manufactured their own fiber optic sensors and interrogators (read-out unit) typically used in Civil Engineering and Geotechnical markets.
Sylex sensing solutions are based on FBG fibers using unique DTG technology (Draw Tower Grating) for strain, temperature, displacement, pressure, load, vibration and soil deformation measurements.
Sylex is also a strategic partner of FBGS by providing engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Xenics is a leading developer of innovative infrared detection solutions for a wide range of applications. Xenics designs, manufactures and distributes infrared detectors and cameras, both line-scan and 2-D, covering the infrared wavelength ranges from 0.4 to 14 micrometers. In addition, Xenics delivers bespoke products based on customer specific specifications.
As a European vendor with a worldwide service and distributor network, Xenics is strategically placed to serve global markets with highly innovative products drawing on a strong science and technology background.
XenICs is also a strategic partner of FBGS for the development of measurement devices.
Crosswise is a Belgian supplier of telecom business components.
The Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) is a non-university research facility with an emphasis on application-oriented and innovative solutions in high technology physical systems. Embedded in the science campus Beutenberg the IPHT carries out R&D projects in the following areas: Photonic Instrumentation and - Optical Fibers and Fiber Applications.
The division of optical fiber and fiber application is highly specialised in the development of new sensor systems, which has already produced many highly innovative sensor solutions.
IPHT is also a strategic partner of FBGS for new DTG developments.