GSI Group buys Thales Optronics beryllium business

June 4 Mon Jun 4, 2007 11:02am EDT

June 4 (Reuters) - GSI Group Inc. (GSIG.O) said it purchased the beryllium mirrors and structures business of UK-based Thales Optronics to expand its precision technology segment.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition is expected to slightly add to GSI's 2007 net earnings, the maker of precision motion control components said in a statement. (Reporting by Aniruddha Basu in Bangalore)