SPI Lasers to rebrand under Trumpf banner

Trumpf and laser specialist SPI Lasers join forces offering customers a diverse range of laser products with deep expertise across multiple technologies.

High-technology company Trumpf has announced a cooperation between Trumpf Laser-und Systemtechnik GmbH and SPI Lasers UK Ltd., which are both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Trumpf Group. Trumpf Laser-und Systemtechnik GmbH will combine the business operations of SPI Lasers UK Ltd. to bring advantages in industrial applications via both disk and fiber technology and enhance customer service offerings. As of the 1st July SPI Lasers products will begin to be available via the Trumpf sales channels.

Customers benefit
SPI Lasers UK Ltd. has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trumpf Group since 2008, quickly establishing themselves within the group as experts in the field of fiber laser design and manufacture. With fiber lasers becoming important laser sources for material processing, both companies agree that joining forces and integrating SPI Lasers into Trumpf is a sensible move for both companies and, more importantly one that will be extremely beneficial for our customers. This value-enhancing step ensures that SPI customers will benefit not just from high quality fiber laser products but also first-class standards of customer service. In addition, both companies are expecting synergy effects and an improved cost structure, e.g. in R&D.

Trumpf offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. It is driving digital connectivity in manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offers. Trumpf is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing, and also for industrial lasers. In 2018/19 the company, which has about 14 500 employees, achieved sales of 3.8 billion euros. With over 70 subsidiaries, the Trumpf Group is represented in nearly all the countries of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. It has production facilities in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the USA, Mexico, China and Japan.

The relevant steps are expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.

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