World-class pedigree 

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. 

our plympton hq was first opened in 1992 as omitec thin films

our plympton hq was first opened in 1992 as omitec thin films

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.