Milestones of inno-spec
Step by step on the road to success
inno-spec is founded as subsidiary of RSK-elektronik GmbH – a development service provider for electronic developments domiciled in Schwabach. CEO Oliver Grass and his team take up their first base of operations on the premises of the "Schwung" start-up center in Schwabach.
Start of spectral imaging "made to measure"
Development start of spectral imaging spectrographs
The market development for the first time makes 2D sensor technology commercially available in a reasonable scope. The fact that the market is served by only one supplier at this time and the absence of customized systems leads to a stronger orientation of inno-spec towards this niche. Initial customer queries immediately confirm the taken course.
Advancement of diode array spectrometers; relocation to new premises: from 100 to 1350 sqm; new optical laboratory
With diode arrays as optical component, the product portfolio can be successfully expanded by diode array spectrometers which are in great demand.
The success leads to the growth of inno-spec – relocation to bigger premises is indispensable. Besides extended premises, the business park domiciled in Sigmundstrasse also offers spatial proximity to the parent company RSK. This allows for the easier realization of synergies in terms of development and production, which have since become characteristic of the companies' cooperation. A new optical laboratory enables inno-spec to embark upon completely new paths when it comes to designing optical components and implementing in-house measurements.
Cooperation with RTT Robotertechnik
A cooperation agreement is concluded with RTT. This represents the basis for the mutual support of inno-spec and RTT with development tasks and for the realization of joint development projects.
In-house development of a spectral camera range
Complete in-house production of prototypes
In order to allow for an even better adjustability of systems to customer applications, the in-house development of cameras is successfully pushed. These products are specifically adjusted to the requirements of spectral imaging systems and offer a convincing broad spectrum of application options.
New production capacities enable inno-spec to respond to customer requests even more rapidly and flexibly as the complete production can be practically implemented in-house.
Reception of the "ZIM Preis 2010" award
inno-spec is honored for the KuSIS (cost-efficient plastic sorting with spectral imaging systems for recycling applications) cooperation project within the scope of the "Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand/ZIM" initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The "ZIM-Preis 2010" award for best "ZIM.Projekt" in the category "ZIM-Koop" is understood both as acknowledgement and incentive.
Furthermore, internationalization is promoted: Partners for international sales are sought for and found: For example EOC - Electro Optical Components in the USA and Tianjin Felles Photonic Instruments in China.
To ensure its successful continued influence on market trends, inno-spec decides to focus on the segment of spectral imaging. Yet, a strong partnership with J&M continues to provide customers with the full availability of products with diode arrays.
Serial production of spectral imaging cameras
Spectral imaging systems with separate camera are now produced in series and sold in larger quantities.