BURLE INDUSTRIES, INC., is a global manufacturer and supplier of specialized electron tubes and electro-optic products. BURLE is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA with additional locations in Sturbridge, Massachusetts USA; Germany, United Kingdom, and Mexico. BURLE manufactures Power Tubes and Cavities, Photomultiplier Tubes, Imaging Tubes and Power Supplies; Channeltron® Mass Spec Detectors, Microchannel Plates, Advanced Performance Detectors and Flexible Fiber Optics.
BURLE INDUSTRIES is the successor to the RCA Corporation, New Products Division. The Lancaster facility was opened in 1942 as a US Navy plant operated by RCA for the manufacture of radio and microwave tubes. After WWII, the facility was acquired by RCA and became the base for development and production of commercial television products. In subsequent years other products were added. These included image tubes, photomultiplier tubes, motion- sensing light control switches, and closed circuit video systems. In 1983, the New Products Division was formed with the existing product lines. The 1986 acquisition of RCA by General Electric Company resulted in the divestiture of the Division. On July 14, 1987, the management team, led by Dr. Erich Burlefinger, purchased the Division and founded BURLE INDUSTRIES, INC.
On March 23, 1998, BURLE opened a facility in Matamoros, Mexico for the manufacture of photomultiplier assemblies.
On July 1, 1999, BURLE purchased the Scientific Detector Products Group consisting of the Microchannel Plate and Detector Assemblies, Single Channel Electron Multipliers, Flexible Fiber Optics and Glass-on-Wire product lines from Galileo forming BURLE Electro-Optics, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of BURLE INDUSTRIES, INC.
BURLE’s employees are dedicated to a continuing process of technology and product advancements along with a promise of outstanding quality and service. To keep this promise, BURLE maintains the highest standard of quality as signified by BURLE’s designation as ISO9001:2000 certified. BURLE has been continuously certified since 1992. This standard, compared to prior standards, puts added focus on continual improvement, increased emphasis on the role of top management and monitoring of customer satisfaction as a measure of (Quality) system performance. It reflects BURLE’s ongoing commitment to delivering quality products to its customers.