CREATION OF ELECTRO-OPTICAL INDUSTRIES
Electro Optical Industries is a global provider of infrared solutions. EOI was founded by Arthur J. Cussen and incorporated in 1964, in Goleta, Santa Barbara, USA.
Today, EOI is part of the HGH Group, and is known for providing state-of-the-art equipment for both government and commercial applications.
CREATION OF HGH INFRARED SYSTEMS
The story of HGH Infrared Systems, expert in infrared & electro-optics, began in France in 1982, when two pioneers of infrared technology met. René Houis was at this time director of the French subsidiary of an industrial thermography camera manufacturer, and Gilbert Gaussorgues was head of the French Navy optronics laboratory. When they decided to create HGH Infrared Systems, the company designed customized electro-optics equipment according to specific requirements.
THIERRY CAMPOS ACQUIRED HGH
HGH Infrared Systems is acquired in 2001 by Thierry Campos, sales director at HGH since 1988.
MOVE TO IGNY, PARIS-SACLAY
HGH Infrared Systems moves to Igny, near Paris, in the heart of the Paris-Saclay cluster.
OPENING OF CHINA OFFICE IN BEIJING
To develop its sales in the Chinese market, HGH Infrared Systems opens its first office in China, in Beijing.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPYNEL INFRARED PANORAMIC CAMERA
OPENING OF US EAST COAST SUBSIDIARY
HGH Infrared Systems opens its first subsidiary in the US, on the East Coast in Boston.
1st HISTORICAL CONTRACT WITH US ARMY
HGH Infrared Systems signs its first historical contract with the US Army for the sale of dozens of SPYNEL Panoramic IR Camera.
OPENING OF INDIA OFFICE IN BENGALORE
HGH Infrared Systems pursues its international development and opens an office in India.
OPENING OF THE 2nd HGH SUBSIDIARY IN SINGAPORE
HGH Infrared Systems is strenghtening its presence in Asia, with the opening of a new subsidiary in Singapore, giving to the company a gateway to the Southeast Asian market.
ACQUISITION OF ELECTRO OPTICAL INDUSTRIES
In 2016, HGH Infrared Systems announced the acquisition of Electro Optical Industries (EOI), American experts in Test & Measurement based in California (USA).
THE CARLYLE GROUP TO BECOME MAJOR STAKE HOLDER OF HGH
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) becomes a major stake holder of HGH. This partnership with Carlyle is intented to accelerate HGH’s growth and development in new markets.
HGH EXPANDS ITS BRAND NAME WORLDWIDE
The HGH Group starts its brand harmonization worldwide, to better reflect its position as a global leader in the optronics market.