Following the earlier site closure notice, Gooch & Housego was approached by a number of parties interested in continuing the business. After much discussion, it accepted an offer in principle from long-term Orlando partner, Solar Light, which intends to inquire essentially all product lines and key staff members. It is the intention of Solar Light to continue operations in the Central Florida area under the Optronic Laboratories name.
While there remains many details to finalize, we though it prudent to make this announcement so our customers can plan accordingly.
On a practical level, both parties are working in good faith to complete a transaction as quickly as possible. Any future orders for either product or service would be accepted and fulfilled by the future Optronic Laboratories entity under new ownership. In the interim, G&H will continue to offer quotations and notional delivery times contingent on a deal being finalized. Further instructions regarding future orders will be available as completion of the transaction draws nearer.
Orders already placed and acknowledged will be completed according to commitment dates already agreed to.
It is our aim to conclude negotiations and sign an agreement as quickly as possible for a seamless transition into more normal operations and continue the 48 year tradition of this well-respected brand.