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Beck Optronic Solutions has an accredited 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.


Date
Company
 
Notes
1839
James Smith
Financed by JJ Lister
1847
Smith & Beck
Richard Beck joins
1857
Smith Beck & Beck
Joseph Beck joins
1865
R & J Beck
J Smith retires
 
 
 
Microscopes - later gun sights, medical equipment
1895
R & J Beck Ltd
Incorporated as a limited company
1964
Griffin & George
 
1968
Ealing Corporation Inc
Microscopes, medical equipment, biology equipment, Ealing catalogue, lens testing equipment
1973
 
Davin Optical
Optical components
1985
Ealing Electro Optics plc
Business floated on USM
1988
Ealing Electro Optics plc
Business acquired by 600 Group plc
1990
 
Davin Optronics Ltd
Optical components, optical design, optical assemblies, night vision optics
1996
 
Davin Optronics Group Ltd
Acquired Imatronic
1997
 
Davin Optronics Group Ltd
Acquired Oxford Sensor Technology
1997
Coherent Ealing Europe Ltd
Business acquired by Coherent Inc.
 
 
 
Coherent catalogue, optical assembly
1998
 
Davin Optronics Group Ltd
Acquired Griffin Coatings Ltd
1999
 
Davin Optronics Group Ltd
New subsidiary created - Davin Components in Cornwall
2001
 
Davin Optronics Group Ltd
Acquired Coherent Ealing Europe Ltd - optical components, optical assemblies, optical coatings, Coherent catalogue
2003
Davin Optronics Ltd
Business acquired by Computer Recognition Systems Ltd (CRS) - electronics and software design, traffic management systems
Dec-10
Davin Optronics Ltd
Davin Optronics Ltd acquired by Optronic Investments
Oct-14
Beck Optronic Solutions Ltd
Beck Optronic Solutions acquires IPR, stock and some assets of Davin Optronics. All key staff are transferred to Beck.
  • 1839

    James Smith

    Financed by JJ Lister

  • 1847

    Smith & Beck

    Richard Beck joins

    Smith & Beck