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.

Tecan is a COVID-secure site

We have been operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, stringently adhering to guidelines. This includes:

  • Carrying out a rigorous COVID-19 risk assessment and sharing the results
  • Introducing staggered breaks and limited the number of staff in certain areas
  • Maintaining the 2m rule at all times
  • Introducing a one way system and foot door openers
  • Making hand sanitisers available at not only every entrance and exit, but in several other locations


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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.

Reith Laser B.V.

Located in Wijchen, the Netherlands, Reith Laser is a specialist in laser material processing for the high-tech industry. Reith Laser 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.

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