FLIR Systems Company History Timeline

1978

Flir's founding in 1978 marked the birth of one of the world's pioneers in infrared technology.

1986

Lewis joined Flir from Thermo Instrument Systems, Inc., an instruments manufacturer he took public in 1986.

1990

FLIR teamed up with Hughes Aircraft Company in 1990, with Hughes taking part ownership of FLIR.

1993

The company became publicly traded in a June 1993 IPO which raised 11.5 million for the company with shares offered at 12.50.

1994

In 1994, the company had grown to sales of 47 million annually.

1997

The company bought Sweden's Agema Infrared System in 1997, which doubled the size of the company.

1998

When Flir announced its intention to acquire Inframetrics in December 1998, the company appeared headed for a much brighter future.

1999

The acquisition was made in 1999.

2000

In March 2000, the company announced that its fourth quarter results would be materially below expectations, with the cause stated as errors made when the company consolidated entries for subsidiaries in the United States and Europe.

2001

Flir is a classic story of what happens when many things go wrong, an analyst commented in an August 2001 interview with Oregon Business.

2002

In September 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC sued FLIR over accounting irregularities.

2004

There are a number of markets for infrared detection that will only be satisfied when the price of those cameras is significantly lower than it is today, Lewis explained in his March 8, 2004 interview with the Daily Deal.

In 2004, the company bought a building in Wilsonville from Mentor Graphics for 10.3 million for use as a new headquarters.

2005

Beginning in 2005, the company began supplying BMW with imaging technology for use on the luxury automaker's vehicles.

Also in 2005, FLIR was named the 55th fastest-growing company on CNNMoney's list of the 100 fastest-growing tech companies.

2006

In 2006, FLIR was listed as the 83rd best small business by Forbes.

2007

The company purchased Extech Instruments Corp. in October 2007 for 40 million.

2008

FLIR made another acquisition in April 2008 when it purchased Ifara Tecnologias of Spain for about 11 million.

For the 2008 fiscal year, the company recorded 1.1 billion in sales, a record for the company.

2009

On January 1, 2009, FLIR was added to the S P 500 stock index, replacing National City Corporation.

2012

In December 2012 FLIR acquired Lorex Technology Inc. for approximately 60 million.

2016

In November 2016, FLIR acquired Point Grey Research for 259 million.

2021

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Founded
1978
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Headquarters
Wilsonville, OR
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