Chromasens: New member of Lakesight

Sunday, 21. May 2017

The company group’s aim is to build up a world-leading provider of industrial image processing solutions. The Constance based company remains an independent GmbH with the two managing directors Martin Hund and Markus Schnitzlein, who are both also represented in the Board of Directors of Lakesight. The integration was made possible by Ambienta, the largest European private equity fund specialising in environmental investments.

Members benefit from extensive synergy effects such as a broader product portfolio, expanded sales, and more resources for the development of innovative products

Mauro Roversi, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Ambienta, commented: “Having Chromasens as a new member of Lakesight is a further step towards the creation of a global leading platform in the machine vision sector.” Giancarlo Beraudo, Principal at Ambienta, added: “Chromasens fits perfectly with Lakesight as it is complementary on all levels, from the product portfolio to the sales channels and the R&D capabilities.”

Chromasens provides Lakesight with a complementary portfolio of line-scan machine vision cameras and access to 3D and hyperspectral technologies. Chromasens has c. 60 employees, the majority of which are in R&D, and sales of c. €10 million.

Markus Schnitzlein, Managing Director of Chromasens, said: “We are pleased to join Lakesight which we see as a strong partner that can sustain Chromasens in our next phase of development.” Martin Hund, Managing Director of Chromasens, added: “As part of Lakesight we will continue our growth path through investment in new technologies, developing projects with blue-chip customers and expanding our international sales leveraging Lakesight’s resources and sales network.”

Chromasens is the third company of the Lakesight group, as it joins Tattile and Mikrotron. Tattile, based in Mairano (Italy), develops, produces and sells machine vision systems for industrial and mobility applications and has become a worldwide leader in cameras for intelligent traffic systems. Mikrotron, based in Unterschleißheim (Germany), is a manufacturer of vision solutions with a leadership position in high-speed cameras.