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SPI Lasers celebrates 20 years of Innovation

Date Announced: 16 Jan 2020

Southampton, UK -- In 2020 SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers will be celebrating its 20th year, marking two decades of innovation and growth; cementing its position as one of the world’s longest established fiber laser manufacturers.

Back in 2000, Southampton Photonics Inc as it was originally known was founded as a spin out company from Southampton University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, initially specializing in fiber optical components for the telecommunications industry but going on to develop both pulsed and CW fiber lasers under the redENERGY and redPOWER brands. Lasers that now enable a significant element of industrial manufacturing around the globe.

Over the last 20 years the 50,000+ laser units deployed by SPI have been heavily involved in producing a myriad of everyday devices from some of the world’s leading brands; all from lasers manufactured at their facilities located in Southampton and Rugby, England.

This year SPI is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary by looking at how
far it has come over the past two decades, from generating lasers with just a few watts capacity up to the 20kW

machines they product today, but it is also looking forward to a future of continued innovation and development.

Mark Greenwood CEO for SPI Lasers stated: “It’s taken dedication and commitment to become a leader in the design and manufacture of some of the worlds finest fiber lasers, none of which would have been possible without being able to bring together some of the most creative and brightest minds in the business. Our ethos of encouraging sharing and learning has resulted in some fantastic developments and a lot of fun along the way.

I for one am looking forward to what developments the next twenty years will bring!”

To find out more about SPI Lasers 20yrs of innovation visit https://www.spilasers.com/news/20-years-of-spi- lasers/.

About SPI Lasers

SPI Lasers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, is a leading designer and manufacturer of Fiber Lasers for use in materials processing applications in a wide range of industries. Our technology solves manufacturing problems; it moves the boundaries of what is possible, making good products better and enabling new designs. Headquartered in Southampton, United Kingdom, SPI Lasers has been operating since 2000. SPI Lasers sells its products globally, and has its major business operations, including research and development, and manufacturing, in the United Kingdom, with additional sales and customer support locations in Asia and North America. For more information please visit www.spilasers.com or for information on TRUMPF www.trumpf.com


SPI Lasers UK Ltd
6 Wellington Park
Tollbar Way, Hedge End
Southampton, SO30 2QU
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1489 779 696

E-mail: Matt.Wallis@spilasers.com

Web Site: https://www.spilasers.com

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