ProPhotonix has appointed Alava Ingenieros Group as its exclusive distributor for Spain and Portugal with the aim to expand the companyÔÇÖs market share in the region. This follows ProPhotonix announcing its half year results at the end of August which stated that 49 per cent of the companyÔÇÖs revenue came from Europe.
David McGuinness, director of sales, EMEA of ProPhotonix said, ÔÇÿWe are delighted to announce this agreement with Alava Ingenieros to promote our laser module solutions in Spain and Portugal. Key areas for development will be industrial, scientific and medical applications.ÔÇÖ The half year results said that the industrial sector made up 74 per cent of ProPhotonics revenue, and the medical field brought in 17 per cent.
The appointment was announced the day after the designer and manufacturer of laser diode modules and distributor of laser diodes added to its range with a 488nm laser diode from Osram. In the same half year report, ProPhotonix said that earnings from laser diode module and diode sales had gone up by 11 per cent and its total revenue had increased by 13 per cent to $8.3 million.
Commenting on the launch of this new laser diode, Jeremy Lane, managing director of ProPhotonix, Laser Business Unit said: ÔÇÿProPhotonix' aim is to offer the latest in laser diode technology to our customers and this innovative addition to the Osram product line strengthens our portfolio of high quality laser diodes. In addition, if a laser module solution is required, the PLT5-488 can be integrated into the wide range of ProPhotonix modules as well as custom OEM solutions.ÔÇÖ