Florida High Tech was purchased in 2014 by recently formed Next Phase Optics. From the very start the synergies between Next Phase Optics technical staff and Florida High Tech were obvious and quickly the expanded capabilities began to show promise. Now in addition to the quick turn modification of COT’s optics NPO utilized its experienced technical staff to create customer specific processes including ultra-low sub surface damage optical fabrication techniques, optical blanks and blanking services, no bond line optical assemblies and super polished surfaces. Salvo Technologies, a customer of NPO utilizing these processes, decided to acquire NPO in April 2015 to become more vertically integrated and secure these processes for internal product lines.
NPO is now a fully owned subsidiary of Salvo Technologies Inc., a leading technology-based private equity firm. NPO will maintain its identity and report in through financially through Salvo EO. Customers will ultimately experience a seamless transition. In fact, the added breath of products within Salvo Technologies will allow NPO to service its customers with even more products. Salvo Technologies’ portfolio encompasses several other divisions with deep domain expertise in security, defense, and consumer technologies.