January 7th, 2005
of January 1st 2005 NanoWorld Holding AG acquired
100% of the German based NanoAndMore GmbH.
is a first step to extend the NanoWorld Group's radius
of action along the value added chain.
this acquisition the NanoWorld Group gains access
to the greatest end-customer base for Atomic Force
Microscope (AFM) related supplies in Europe and benefits
even more from the probes supermarket concept that
was created and most successfully implemented by NanoAndMore
GmbH founder and CEO Peer Burshille.
the same time the acquisition enables the NanoWorld
Group to participate more directly in the promising
tool business that NanoAndMore successfully started
sales expertise and NanoWorld Holding's strong financial
background will enable NanoAndMore to expand the scope
of products, service and support.
NanoAndMore GmbH was founded 2002 with the objective
to serve the SPM community in the best possible way
with consumer goods like SPM probes, calibration standards,
substrates, coating material, MVD deposition systems
and more products and services in the field of High
mission is to give the customer the visibility to
select the right SPM probe and other supplies for
his needs in the wide range of products offers from
Peer Burshille, founder and CEO of NanoAndMore GmbH
has been active in the SPM market since 1991 making
NanoAndMore GmbH the premier source for supplies,
support and hands on information.
2004 NanoAndMore GmbH together with NanoWorld AG entered
the systems market with a series of tools produced
by AMST Inc.. Their Molecular Vapor Deposition MVD
coating systems make Sensors, MEMS and Bio-Devices
work better and enable advancements in Nanotechnology.
is a significant new technology that is certain to
accelerate the development of next-generation coatings
for a wide range of nano-scale devices.
products distributed by NanoAndMore GmbH are optimized
for research, development and process control applications
when visualization, modification and measurement of
nanometer-sized surface structure is critical.
GmbH continues to pursue the idea of bringing new
developments in the field of measurement instrumentation
to the laboratories in scientific research and industry
on customers demand.
has offices in Germany and France and a subcontractor
in UK (Windsor Scientific).
About NanoWorld Holding AG:
The NanoWorld Holding AG is a purely financial holding
company and does not conduct operational business.
present key activities of the associated companies
are concentrated on the development, production and
commercialization of consumables for Atomic Force
Microscopes (AFM) namely AFM probes or tips fo Scanning
Probe Microscopes (SPM).
the future the leading position of the associated
companies in the core business will be further expanded
and new markets are going to be developed in the fields
of High Tech and Nanotechnology through strategic
alliances and acquisitions.
functions fulfilled by the holding include access
to capital markets and steering the group strategically,
thus relieving the group's units, allowing them to
concentrate on their customer related activity.
holding's headcount is being kept deliberately low
in order to limit group overheads to a minimum.