BEDFORD — Vectronix Inc. has merged with its U.S.-based research and development subsidiary, Optics 1 Inc.
The newly combined company will operate under the Optics 1 corporate trade name — Safran Optics 1.
Optics 1 Inc. will continue to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectronix AG and a part of Safran Electronics & Defense, a Safran group company.
Optics 1 has been housed at 2 Cooper Lane in Bedford since 2013, and previously operated in Manchester. The defense group, which employs 65 people in Bedford, started in the 1980s and has been based in New Hampshire for about 15 years. It has shared its current location with Vectronix.