Bluefors-Rob-Blaauwgeers-Pieter-Vorselman

Bluefors Oy

We are dedicated to build easy to operate one push button cool-down cryogen-free dilution refrigerator measurement systems. Our dedication and expertise will make sure that each final product is trouble free with a guaranteed long lifetime.

We offer a variety of models of dilution refrigerator measurement systems and these models can be further equipped with a wide range of options, for example, experimental wiring, optical access, and magnet integration. Our systems can be customized to meet the requirements of each intended use by allowing the customer to get in direct contact with the scientists and engineers that design their system.

Company History

In 2005 Rob Blaauwgeers (PhD physics, Leiden University / Helsinki University of Technology) was hired by the renowned Low Temperature Laboratory (LTL) at Helsinki University of Technology (now known as the Low Temperature Laboratory at Aalto University) to move and upgrade all of their dilution refrigerators systems. One of the tasks was to construct a versatile, fully automated gas handling system capable of working in combination with all the different dilution refrigerator systems. At the same time Rob started to develop the first cryogen-free dilution refrigerator system for the LTL.

In the summer of 2006 the newly developed gas handling system underwent first tests in combination with the first prototype of the cryogen-free (“dry”) dilution refrigerator system. It became immediately apparent how simple and easy it was to operate the fully automated cryogen-free dilution refrigerator system as compared to a conventional “wet” dilution refrigerator system. The great interest that followed lead to the business idea of commercializing these systems.

Rob contacted study friend and cryogenic engineer Pieter Vorselman (MSc physics, Leiden University). Together they optimized the automated cryogen-free dilution refrigerator system for reliability, ease-of-use and performance. In 2007 the first system was taken into use by the NANO group of the LTL and shortly after, in 2008, BlueFors Cryogenics was founded.

BlueFors quickly established itself as a market leader in the field of cryogen-free ultra-low temperature systems, commonly referred to as “DR systems” or “dil fridges”. The company is today known as Bluefors Oy with about 300 employees and has an annual revenue of approximately 80 million euro. The name Bluefors reflect the founders names, Blaauwgeers and Vorselman.

In April 2021 Bluefors formed a long-term partnership with Helsinki based DevCo Partners Oy to support the company’s next growth phase. DevCo became co-owner in Bluefors and brought complementary know-how related to building world leading companies. Rob and Pieter will continue as co-owners and in their current operational roles – and will have an instrumental role as going forward. The long-term partnership will enable Bluefors to focus on continuing to push the technology boundaries, innovate new products, and develop services to improve customer experience in a rapidly developing market with changing customer needs.

Mission

We are here to enable the quantum technology breakthrough, to support scientists and industries to go further, to allow new innovations, and to grow and care for our global community.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct of Bluefors outlines the core ethical principles and sets the basis for the corporate governance of Bluefors. The document has been created with the aim to support every Blueforsian to operate according to the values of Bluefors. The Code of Conduct will serve as “an umbrella document” for other policies and guidelines of Bluefors. You can view our Code of Conduct here.

Whistleblowing Channel

The Bluefors Whistleblowing Channel enables reporting violations or other serious concerns anonymously and complies with the new EU Whistleblowing legislation. Our customers, suppliers and other external stakeholders are encouraged to speak up and notify us of suspected violations of our Code of Conduct, other serious misconduct or unlawful or unethical behavior at Bluefors. For specific and acute product-related issues, please continue to use support@bluefors.com.

You may file a Whistleblowing report by accessing the Whistleblowing Channel provided below. All reports are investigated and dealt without a delay, and reporter’s privacy will be protected. No retaliatory actions towards anyone raising a good-faith concern shall be tolerated at Bluefors.