Last year, Vision Engineering announced that its best-selling product, the Mantis microscope, has seen record success with 20,000 sold over five years. Also in 2019, the company released its latest flagship product: the DRV-Z1 (Deep Reality Viewer). The DRV-Z1 uses world-first technology that produces high-resolution 3D stereo images without the need for a monitor, headset or glasses. Essentially, images ‘float’ in front of a viewing mirror.

As a result, Vision Engineering saw great commercial and critical success in 2019, having won the Inspect magazine award in the vision category for its DRV technology. Furthermore, the company was awarded: the Palmares Technologique award for Innovation by French publication, Mesures; named ‘Best Stereo Microscope & Measuring Systems Manufacturer 2019’ by Global Health and Pharma Magazine; and awarded ‘Optical Instrumentation Company of the Year’ by Industrial Process News.

Mark Curtis, managing director, says: “Being named Business and Industry Today’s Optical Instrumentation Company of the Year is a great honour and a reflection on a fantastic start to 2020. Furthermore, it would be safe to assume that we have started as we mean to go on, with innovative ideas and product developments in store for the coming months.”