End of 2003 :
After closure of KINOPTIK S.A., and with partnership of VANNIER-PHOTELEC, MICHEL PRUDHOMME
and PIERRE AMBELIDES started again the activity of opto-mechanical integration, through the name of KINOPTIK-SYSTEMES.
Industrial vision and high-temperature endoscopy haven't been left out, thanks to company CESYCO, which carries on these two activities through the name of KINOPTIK ENDOSCOPY.
August: Jean Claude BERTRAND associated with Hervé
OBADIA and Philippe DECRETTE take over the KINOPTIK entity.
April: SAGEM decides to separate from the KINOPTIK division.
January: SAGEM takes over the SFIM group.
The video division of SFIM resulting from the union of the video
businesses of SOFRETEC and
INSPECTRONIC joins with KINOPTIK, bringing a new diversification
towards vision in hostile environments: vision in the nuclear sector.
From now on, KINOPTIK has every element for creating the "Centre
for extreme Industrial vision".
KINOPTIK takes over BODSON, an industrial endoscopy company.
KINOPTIK becomes closer to MTO, a company specialising in the deposit
of thin films on optical components, metallisation, production of
special filters. KINOPTIK now has total control over the optical
component production line.
KINOPTIK takes over CLAVE, a manufacturer in high-temperature
endoscopy and amateur astronomy. The company becomes the leader
in the high-temperature endoscopy market.
Roger GROSSET (son of the founder) sells KINOPTIK to the SFIM
50 -60 - 70 :
KINOPTIK develops: takeover of Optique Instrumentale Decarris.
KINOPTIK starts to diversify: professional cinema, microfilm,
medical radiology, furnace periscope, specific Defence products.
The cinema is expanding rapidly. KINOPTIK concentrates its business
on lenses and viewfinders for 35 mm cine cameras.
Creation of a camera for infrared photography.
Production of the first specific lens for aerial photography. This
diversification will be the origin of work for National Defence.
Georges GROSSET and Georges PERTHUIS create KINOPTIK: lenses, condensers,
viewfinders, sound heads, special optics, etc. make up the company's