OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpTek Systems, a Humanetics Group company, one of the world’s leading precision laser processing companies, announces its investment into new facilities in Europe, Asia and the USA, and the launch of its new corporate identity.
Following a period of rapid growth, OpTek is expanding its operational facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. It extended its facility in Greenville, South Carolina by adding 2,000 sq ft of additional fiber-processing and machine commissioning space. It has just opened a new facility co-located with another Humanetics Group company, HITEC Sensors in Chelmsford, MA - located close to Boston’s tech hub and MIT. In Dongguan, China, it has added 2,000 sq ft to its processing and assembly area to meet new orders for millions of fiber-optic sensors for the medical area. In the UK, OpTek added a new 4,000 sq ft building to its Abingdon, Oxford facility, and in 2021 they will move into a brand new building that will see all its Oxford operations under one roof, in a purpose designed building.
OpTek has also refreshed its brand identity in line with its sister companies from across the Humanetics Group and launched a new digital presence. Mike Osborne, CEO OpTek Systems, remarked: “We are excited to bring a new refreshed look to our business and a more sophisticated way to engage with our customers on digital channels. Joining the Humanetics Group has given us deep financial backing, access to new engineering capabilities, geographic reach and sector knowledge.”
Founded in 2000, by Mike Osborne and two entrepreneurial engineers, it has since grown from its base in Oxford, UK, to have manufacturing facilities in Asia and the USA. “We work with some of the world’s largest companies, manufacturing some of the smallest components to the accuracy of a micron,” said Mike Osborne. “There are very few other laser companies that can develop solutions that manufacture at scale with such microscopic accuracy. Our laser micromachining and optical fiber-processing capabilities serve a wide range of applications. More than 80% of the top 10 companies in medical devices, electronics, aerospace, and data communications partner with OpTek, and the company also serves energy, automotive, pharmaceutical and several other markets.
“Our growth has been phenomenal – doubling every few years. The increased demand for sophisticated fiber optics and micro manufacturing has exploded with the growth of technologies like 5G, sensors, and nano electronics. Our customers often do not know that we have the capabilities to solve their issues. They come to us because their current manufacturing is not precise or scalable enough. We have a deeply specialized knowledge. We create a laser manufacturing process with extreme accuracy, at scale, and speed. Serving that niche is the secret to our success.”
OpTek has built a reputation as one of the most highly respected providers of laser processing solutions, combining its core expertise in lasers, optics and laser materials interactions with a high degree of automation. OpTek is headquartered in Oxford, UK and also operates from facilities in Dongguan, China; Boston, Massachusetts; and a state-of-the-art processing ITAR compliant facility in Greenville, South Carolina. The company’s products include laser optical fiber processing and micro-machining equipment used in various mission-critical applications for which precision is crucial. OpTek is also a leading contract supplier of complex optical fiber assemblies and laser processing services including micro-machining and optical fiber stripping, lensing, fusing and cleaving.
Barney Loehnis, CMO, Humanetics Group
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