03 September 2012

SPI Lasers Opens New Office and Laboratory Facility in Seoul, South Korea

Southampton, England – 03 September 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) - SPI Lasers, a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, announced that it has expanded its Asia facilities by adding combined office and laboratory space in Seoul, Korea. 

Driven by rapid customer growth in the Asia market, SPI Lasers has expanded into Korea to give enhanced local support to its growing customer base. The office will provide sales and support services for SPI’s fiber lasers, as well as develop business opportunities in the region. SPI recognizes the importance of the Korean market and the additional facilities come only months after the expansion of the Asia team with the appointment of John Chinn as GM for South Korea & China and Dae-Seung Moon as Technical Manager. 

David Parker, CEO of SPI Lasers added "Asia is a significant market for the fiber laser industry and SPI are fully aware of its importance. Strengthening the team, facilities and presence in this region are all part of our Asia strategic development plan. The appointment of John Chinn as GM for South Korea & China has been welcomed and is an important step in bringing pivotal business functions closer to the customer. John joins SPI’s Asia team at an exciting time where fiber lasers are fast becoming more prevalent in marking, cutting, and welding. Customers demand the right tool and accompanying support services at the right time. In order to react to these demands, the new office in Korea and planned new office in China will focus on customer services, applications and marketing will be welcomed additions in serving our customers in this region” 

SPI’s product portfolio including, recently at Laser World of Photonics China, showcased additions to the redPOWER® brand with 500-multi kW OEM fiber lasers and an extension to the R4 product family with new 500W fiber lasers, the redENERGY® family brand next generation fiber laser platform, G4, which offers fiber lasers from 10-70W and builds upon SPI’s highly popular G3 MOPA range will all be part of a significant extension of product developments in Asia. 

SPI Lasers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, is a leading designer and manufacturer of optical fiber-based lasers for use in materials processing applications in a wide range of industries. Headquartered in Southampton, United Kingdom, SPI Lasers has been operating since 2000 and was admitted to AIM on 26 October 2005. 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. 

Source: SPI Lasers