29 November 2007

GSI Group begins manufacture of pulsed Nd:YAG lasers in China

GSI Group Laser Division, manufacturer of industrial lasers, has announced the manufacture of its flagship range of JK pulsed Nd:YAG lasers at its Suzhou Industrial Park facility in the People's Republic of China.

The move will serve the growing market in China for JK Series 125 W and 300 W output power level lasers. Asia-based companies currently represent over 50% of GSI Laser Division's customer base.

The move will bring JK laser technology closer to its Asian customers, giving them greater access to expertise and technical support locally. The Suzhou facility will be run by engineers trained at every stage of manufacture, assembly and test at GSI's manufacturing headquarters in Rugby, UK. All lasers will be built to the same standard as those manufactured in the UK.

Emrys Jones, business development director at GSI, said, "The Chinese market is becoming increasingly important to us. The growth of the automotive and electronics industries in China has led to a demand for the very best in manufacturing technology. The JK Lasers pulsed range is the best on the market when it comes to the precise materials processing needed in the manufacture of critical, high-performance components."

Contact: John Chinn

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