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SPI Lasers celebrates 20th anniversary

In 2020 SPI Lasers, the UK based designer and manufacturer of fibre 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 fibre 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 specialising in fibre optical components for the telecommunications industry but going on to develop both pulsed and CW fibre 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 fibre 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!’

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