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Jenoptik delivers laser machines to automotive suppliers in Asia and North America

Jenoptik is expanding its laser machine business in both these growth regions. In the 3rd quarter 2014, the Lasers & Material Processing division received several orders with a total volume of over 10 million euros.

International companies in the automotive industry rely on trend-setting technologies and Jenoptik as their long-term partner for production and quality assurance. In the 3rd quarter 2014 this led to a high order intake for laser machines from the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A product line, which are used to process instrument panels for airbags. Clients, including new customers, are predominantly automotive suppliers from Asia and North America. The Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division will deliver laser machines to these customers with a total value of over 10 million euros by the end of 2015. The laser machines will be manufactured in Jena.

“In view of the currently difficult market environment in Europe, these orders are a clear indication that our continuous internationalization strategy is paying off. They are also a good basis for our growth opportunities in the coming year”, says Michael Mertin, Jenoptik President & CEO.

The JENOPTIK-VOTAN® A product line makes Jenoptik the world’s leading manufacturer of laser machines for the perforation of predetermined breaking points of passenger airbags in instrument panels. This Jenoptik technology has been used to process plastics in vehicle interiors with maximum reliability, flexibility, one hundred percent process control and maximum safety since 1995.

The Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division also provides additional flexible technology to the automotive industry: the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM product line enables the efficient laser cutting of 3D plastic and metal components. Last year, this laser machine was awarded the “Vision Award 2013” in the USA as an important technological innovation for the industry.

About Jenoptik and the Lasers & Material Processing division

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

With its Lasers & Material Processing division, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of laser technology and provides products and solutions along the entire value-added chain of laser material processing – from components up to complete laser machines. In the Lasers business unit, the company has specialized in high-quality semiconductor lasers, reliable diode lasers as modules or systems as well as innovative solid-state lasers such as thin-disk and fiber lasers. This product portfolio makes Jenoptik the ideal partner for the entire pulse width range, from cw to fs. In the field of high-power diode lasers, the company is acknowledged as a worldwide quality leader.

In the Laser Processing Systems business unit, Jenoptik develops and manufactures laser machines which are integrated into its customers’ production lines as a part of their process optimization and automation. Jenoptik laser machines ensure processing of plastics and metals at maximum efficiency, precision and safety. In addition, customers can try out various laser sources and machines at the Application Centers, thus finding the optimal solution for their application. The product portfolio is rounded off with energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust cleaning systems for residue-free removal of pollutants during laser processing and other industrial processes.