Positioned for future development with significantly larger building in Chandler, Arizona.
Olching, Germany -- LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group is equipped for future growth. After almost a year of construction, the company has moved into its new, significantly larger building in Chandler, Arizona. Optoelectronic components for key technologies such as medical technology and autonomous driving will be manufactured in the new building, which measures approximately 29,000 sq. ft. In single-shift operation, the production facility comfortably accommodates 80 employees; approximately 200 in a three-shift rotation.
At over 12,000 sq. ft., ISO class 10,000 cleanrooms occupy almost half of the facility. Air locks in the entrance area and in the passageways for material transfer ensure strict particle control. In addition, the floor, work stations, and cleanroom clothing are protected against electrostatic discharge in accordance with IEC 61340-5-1 and ANSI/ESD S20.20.
During the planning stages of the building, great importance was assigned to elements that have been tested and proven at the headquarters in Germany: spacious social rooms such as a cafeteria with open areas and ultra-modern offices that support working in small teams. The design of the facade is also unmistakable for LASER COMPONENTS.
The work performed at LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group includes all steps in the development and manufacture of semiconductor detectors. The company specializes in a wide variety of technologies: In addition to silicon and InGaAs avalanche photodiodes for the detection of the smallest amounts of light, their product range also includes pyroelectric detectors for flame detection and PbS/PbSe-, InAs, and InGaAs photodiodes, which are mainly used for gas measurement.
“For us, the new production center is also a clear commitment to the Phoenix metropolitan region,” says Patrick Paul, CEO of the LASER COMPONENTS Group. “In recent years, Chandler in particular has developed into a center for future technologies such as autonomous driving. We look forward to continuing to operate in such an exciting and dynamic environment.”
“With this building, we are able to meet the rapidly increasing demand for our technologies and create a basis for growth in the coming years,” says Raj Chakraborty, who recently took over management of the site from co-founder Dragan Grubisic. Grubisic will continue to be available to the company for special developments.
“We are thrilled to welcome LASER COMPONENTS and their highly skilled workforce to our Uptown Chandler employment corridor,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “This advanced technology company is truly pushing the frontiers of innovation and we wish them many years of success at their state-of-the-art building.”