Global leader in laser technology Rofin-Sinar UK rebranded as Luxinar. They announced that this marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s twenty-year history. The change, which took effect summer 2019, meant the company had a busier than usual end to 2019.
Luxinar Sales Director, Andrew Chambers said:
“The rebranding will allow us to further strengthen our portfolio of market leading sealed CO2 lasers and the new, cutting edge, femtosecond laser.”
In recent years the company has gone from strength to strength and continues to operate from its purpose built factory at the Bridgehead Business Park, Kingston-upon-Hull, where they employ more than 180 staff, in the UK as well as globally, with operations in China, South Korea, Germany, Italy and the USA.
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Rofin-Sinar UK rebrands as Luxinar and it's been a busy 2019
Anthony Harford from AURA innovation centre visits neighbours Luxinar
Innovation manager Anthony Harford at Aura, came to see his new neighbours at Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle to have a look around the state of the art factory and opportunities to collaborate.
“ A great success, the work that goes on here and the products they have developed, and hearing the volumes of exports is truly impressive. They are world leaders, not just for the people of the Humber region but for the whole country!"
The Aura Innovation Centre is looking forward to further collaboration with Luxinar in the future.
Phil Winter Business Editor at Hull Daily Mail visits Luxinar
Phil was welcomed by Russell Jeynes, Operations Director, who led the tour of the facility, gave an overview of the production, service and engineering departments, as well as a brief insight into some of the ongoing R&D innovations.
Phil Winter said:
“ Safe to say the technology blew my mind. Staggering that so many commuters will pass the building every day, and have no idea of the world-class manufacturing that goes on inside."
Paul Bell Head of Economic Development at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Liz Johnson Business Development Manager at Hull University were shown the innovations taking place at Luxinar. They were impressed by the high level of cleanliness throughout the factory, a sterile environment being essential as part of laser production. Both were fascinated to discover that
post production the lasers are shipped globally to a diverse range of industries from fashion to automotive manufacturing,
making Luxinar a key business in the production of lasers worldwide.
Paul Bell said:
"What fascinated me was the use of lasers for the production line, it's phenomenal really in terms of the speed it operates at."
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Local MP Emma Hardy shown lasers in action at Luxinar
Emma was treated to an in-depth tour, where she witnessed first hand the innovative work taking place in Luxinar's purpose-built applications laboratory. She was shown lasers in action, cutting and marking everyday products at extremely high speeds.
"I was incredibly impressed by Luxinar and the innovative way they are leading research and development of laser technology. They are market leaders selling globally whilst developing local talent and expertise here in Hull."
China delegation visits Luxinar
Guangdong Laser Industry Association included Luxinar, global leader in laser technology, in their tour of European laser suppliers.
The delegates, mainly Executive Directors and General Managers, were from a variety of manufacturers within the Chinese laser industry, including the largest laser chiller and laser cutting head suppliers in China.
Andrew Chambers, Sales Director said:
“We have supported our Chinese base for 20 years within China, and have recently enhanced our capabilities from our regional office, now based in Shanghai for the last 2 years”.
Managing Director, Klaus Leitner
“While our name has changed, the core of our business remains the same. Our products are some of the most technologically sophisticated in the world, and they exist because of the people at the heart of Luxinar. With that foundation, we are continuing to pioneer cutting-edge laser technology, helping our customers across the world to sharpen their competitive edge.”
Among Luxinar’s range of new lasers are the LXR 100, a 100W femtosecond laser, and the OEM 100iX, a 1kW CO2 laser for higher speed processing.