inspiring innovation since 1970

for the ultimate in precision and reliability

Established to serve the growing demand for fine-featured, flat profile precision metal parts, Tecan works with cutting edge organisations to co-develop innovative products and bring them quickly to market.



Tecan pioneered the use of photo chemical machining (etching) — an innovative, photolithography-based process that was developed as an off-shoot from the manufacture of printed circuit boards.

Why are we based on the UK’s South Coast? Weymouth and Portland have a long naval heritage which originally attracted a thriving electronics industry. Electronics need precision components.


Operating from a purpose-built facility, Tecan’s capability also includes precision component forming and high-quality metal finishing.


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Now a part of the global Muon organisation, Tecan has seen significant investment in plant and technology over the past few years – strengthening its position as one of the World’s leading precision etching experts.

Brexit statement

Prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, Tecan performed extensive due diligence in order to maintain continuity of supply. We would like to reassure our customers that we assessed potential risks and have taken into consideration the following elements: Political, Economic / Financial, Legal and Regulatory, Commercial and Operational aspects of trade.

Measures are in place to meet possible eventualities including a comprehensive set of contingencies throughout our supply chain such as local stocking. Our logistics functions are highly experienced in shipping globally and are tightly aligned to the regulatory requirements.

Tecan continues to conduct business as usual and will assess risks on an ongoing basis, communicating with our customers as appropriate.

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the Muon Group

As micro-precision components are becoming the key factor for companies when developing their competitive edge, Muon believes that offering successful small-scale answers to complex questions requires acting on a bigger, professional and global scale.

Complementary technologies are brought together under the Muon Group to produce precision components for innovative, mission- critical products.

Tecan Ltd.

Located in Dorset in the UK, Tecan is a leading manufacturer of customised micro-precision parts. Using chemical etching, Tecan quickly attracted a wide range of work from companies that recognise the advantages of etching over more conventional manufacturing methods.

Veco B.V.

Located in Eerbeek, the Netherlands, Veco is a world-leading manufacturer of microprecision parts. With electroforming as its main technology, Veco serves the world’s most innovative high-tech companies in industries that demand high quality and precision.

Millux B.V.

Located in Wijchen, the Netherlands, Millux (formerly Reith Laser) is a specialist in laser material processing for the high-tech industry. Millux serves the industry with world class laser micro machining capabilities.

Atul Sugar Screens Pvt. Ltd.

Located in Pune, India, Atul is a sales office whose main function is to provide technical and sales support to Veco’s sugar customers in India and neighbouring countries.

LouwersHanique B.V,

Located in Hapert, the Netherlands, LouwersHanique provides advanced precision technologies such as mechanical processing, laser machining, joining technology and thermal processing in the world of technical glass and ceramics.

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