Euromex, supplier of more than 150 different types of microscopes and accompanying accessories, is currently one of the largest distributors of microscopes in Europe. The company assembles devices of which the components are purchased from manufacturers in the Far East.
Écart participated from November 2006 until April 2014 in Euromex Holding B.V. and supported for eight years the growth ambitions of the CEO, Cees Willemse. Through Physix Photonics, a new operating company, Euromex expands its activities with the sales of optical components for the industry. In 2013, Euromex takes concrete steps towards further internationalization by establishing Euromex Microscopes in Spain, in order to exploit the Southern European market.
In 2014 Cees Willemse expresses his desire to proceed independently. Both parties come to an agreement, whereupon Willemsebuys the equity stake held by Écart. Écart is content with the outcome. “We could contribute to the company’s expansion since 2006. Écart achieved a good return on investment” says Leo Zijerveld, founder and director of Écart.