24 july 2018 News

Export of diffractive optics by Shvabe exceeds the volumes of 2017

Since the beginning of 2018, Shvabe Holding has supplied 298 diffraction gratings to overseas customers. Thus, in just six months, the export of these products turned to be higher than in the whole of the last year.

Diffraction gratings were created by State Institute of Applied Optics (GIPO), a Shvabe Holding Company. In total, in the first six months of 2018, 298 units of optics were exported to four countries of the FSU and beyond.

In the first half of the year, Shvabe supplied 110 units of gratings to Ireland, 35 units to Norway, 150 units to Germany and 7 units to Belarus, while in the first half of 2017 foreign customers received 123 gratings only, and 272 gratings in total for the entire year

“It is a high indicator in itself, not to mention a serious increase in supply. Due to the optimal ratio of price and quality, our products are in great demand among both Russian and foreign customers. For over ten years, GIPO has been exporting diffraction optics to European and CIS countries. We are constantly working to expand our sales territory and to strengthen the existing positions,” said Villen Baloev, GIPO Director General.

Before the end of 2018, Shvabe is planning to ship another 130 units of diffraction gratings to Germany, Norway and Ireland.

GIPO products are used in spectral instrument manufacture for scientific research in ecology. For example, customers from Ireland use Russian optics as a part of hyperspectral cameras to assess air quality. Using these devices, the composition and state of the subject are determined by fixing spectral characteristics of each pixel of the image.

GIPO produces 70% of Russian diffraction optics. The products are delivered to Ireland, Germany, Norway, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Belarus and other countries of the world.