1952: Optical & Electrical Coatings Limited
1968: Omitec Electro-Optics Limited
1992: Omitec Thin Films Limited
1997: Avimo Thin Film Technologies Limited
2001: Thales Optical Coatings Limited
2006: Qioptiq Coating Limited
2008: Artemis Optical Limited
Established in 1952 as Optical & Electrical Coatings Limited, we started life making Master Discs for the vinyl record industry, manufactured in gold or platinum. In subsequent years, the business had a series of names and owners and was previously part of both the Thales Group and the Qioptiq Group. Artemis grew out of a management buyout in 2008.
Since then, the business has developed new markets and revenue streams and now benefits from world-class production facilities and a talented team of physicists and highly qualified engineers. Today, products developed by Artemis are at the heart of many cutting-edge, high profile projects – from heads up displays and thermal imaging cameras, to satellite imaging systems and industrial gas sensors.