- Univet Loupes Becomes Europe’s Strongest Loupes Group


Univet Loupes s.p.a. is growing in the loupes segment with a strategic acquisition in the European and worldwide markets with Merident Optergo Group, key manufacturer in Sweden and Finland

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UNIVET LOUPES SPA one of Europe’s leading loupes companies and part of UNIVET Group, entered in 2021 discussions about a merger to create Europe’s strongest loupes group with Merident Optergo AB.

On 28 May 2022 these discussions lead Merident Optergo Group composed by the companies Merident AB, OPTERGO AB in SWEDEN and MERIDENT OY in Finland to join UNIVET LOUPES according to a corporate agreement. The execution of the acquisition will be completed by the end of summer 2022.

Together, the newly created group will make a strong impact on the world’s loupes market, using the different brands UNIVET and OPTERGO for different segments.

Merident OY, based in Finland, is a loupe manufacturer created in 1996 by a dentist. It merged in 2010 with the Swedish company Optergo AB to create the Merident Optergo Group. Optergo AB was founded in 2006 by specialists in optics and ergonomics. Adding Merident’s experience in dentistry and loupes, Merident Optergo Group has developed into Scandinavia’s leading loupe manufacturer. It is known for its lightweight and ergonomic solutions. 

Univet - Optergo

Univet Loupes becomes the largest European loupes manufacturer, offering magnification and ergonomic solutions suited for every health professional. The merged group will thrive for synergies in sales and marketing, product development, and procurement. Both brands UNIVET and MERIDENT will keep their own identities and sales networks. 

Paolo Portesi, CEO of Univet Loupes SPA – “This year Univet celebrates its 25th anniversary and I’m happy to announce an important milestone in our history, by welcoming Merident Optergo in our Loupes family. Loupes have been a strong business of Univet since 2006 and since then, we have come a long-way. Passion has led us to evaluate new opportunities to grow as a company and enhance ourselves, taking us to an even higher level. Innovation, competence and customer orientation are our core values. These values inspire our daily actions. The integration of Merident Optergo within the Univet Group is in line with the Group's strategic mission and new goals.”

Per Johan Pettersson, and Antti Ulvio, key managers of Merident Optergo state “We are happy and enthusiastic about the cooperation between the two companies. Having a strong powerful partner such as UNIVET LOUPES with high ambitions, fits very much into our strive to grow and be present in all important markets with a unique portfolio of ergonomic vision solutions, giving more customers the chance to experience solutions; for a natural position “








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