History & Approach
Financed by JJ Lister
Richard Beck joins
Joseph Beck joins
James Smith retires.
Incorporated as a limited company.
Microscopes, medical equipment, biology equipment, Ealing catalogue, lens testing equipment.
Business floated on USM
Business acquired by 600 Group plc.
Optical components, optical design, optical assemblies, night vision optics.
Davin Optronics Ltd acquired by Optronic Investments
Beck Optronic Solutions acquires IPR, stock and some assets of Davin Optronics. All key staff are transferred to Beck.
Move to current site in Hemel Hempstead completed.
Beck Optronic Solutions has an certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System to underpin our commitment to quality, and customer service. We are now incorporating an Environmental Management System to meet the recognised international standard for such systems, ISO 14001.
This commitment is not about getting a badge - quality, ownership and responsibility are central to our philosophy and our objective of meeting or exceeding Client expectations.
We thrive on technical challenge. Delivery is founded upon the dedication, skill and experience of our employees, together with investment in advanced tools, equipment and facilities.
We are rightfully proud of our history, which we can trace back to 1839 and an optical business founded by James Smith and financed by JJ Lister, the physicist who played a key role in the development of microscopy.
A brief history of Beck and its predecessor companies is shown below.