Dr. Tobias Damm, Managing Director of Coherent GmbH, announced on October 9th, 2008 that the R & D and production of low-power-excimer product family especially designed for refractive surgery located in the Munich subsidiary will be transferred from Munich to the Coherent facility in Göttingen.
To ensure the optimum support for our customers, there will be a dual production in Munich and Göttingen for a certain period.
A plan was worked out for the Munich employees and a comparable employment in Göttingen will be offered.
The medical customers were already informed personally of the transfer by their contact person. The feedback of our customers will be incorporated directly into the transfer plan, to ensure the best possible support. For Coherent, the support of our customers and our employees is of the utmost importance. The transfer is scheduled for completion by the end of the company's third quarter of fiscal 2009.