SPI Lasers is one of the world’s leading Fiber Laser designers and manufacturers, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to provide our customers with the very best quality products and after sales service.
With over 350 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we aspire to become the best global manufacturer of Fiber Lasers as measured by our stakeholders, customers and employees.
We have strong positions in North America and Europe including research and development, and manufacturing in the United Kingdom. In addition, we have growing positions in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America.
The history of SPI Lasers as a Laser Company
Founded in 1999 SPI Lasers (or Southampton Photonics Inc as it was originally known) was a spin-out from Southampton University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), quickly establishing itself as a global leader in the design and manufacture of industrial fiber lasers.
Since 2008 we have been wholly owned by the TRUMPF Group, a German high-tech company focusing on the provision of Machine Tools and Laser Technology/Electronics.
Our product portfolio is the result of over 20 years of extensive experience in the industrial laser materials processing sector, including long-term relationships with customers. It is based on a strong commitment to research & development and rigorous product development, addressing customers’ business and technology demands. It covers countless application process areas across a wide range of industries including automotive, electronics and the medical device sectors.
We are committed to Fiber Laser innovation and development, ensuring we design and manufacture the very best industrial Fiber Lasers on the market. Whatever your industry or application, our high quality pulsed and CW Fiber Lasers have been designed to make the seemingly impossible, possible.
SPI uses photonics (the science of light) as an underlying science for our laser technology. We use photonics to control particles of light for a wide-variety of business applications.
British Built Laser Manufacture
All our Lasers are designed and manufactured in one of our two UK based manufacturing sites in Southampton and Rugby. We employ the very best engineers and technicians, as well as advanced lean manufacturing techniques and processes to develop and build our products. As a laser company, we are committed to harnessing the very best British engineering and innovation excellence; ensuring the highest levels of product quality are achieved.
In addition, we are focused on maintaining as much in-house manufacturing as possible, from the production of our own Fiber and Beam Delivery Optics through to the manufacture of our mode strippers and beam combiners; whatever the product, they all comply with the highest technical and manufacturing standards.
Regardless of your industry or needs, as laser suppliers, we are equipped to assess your challenges and help you find a practical Laser based solution, ‘Made by SPI’.
A Vital Manufacturing Tool
Our Lasers are instrumental in producing products for some of today’s biggest and most well known brands.
The innovative processing techniques enabled by an SPI Fiber Laser make them the tool of choice for advanced manufacturing; helping to produce a myriad of products from vehicles through to mobile phones.
For an idea of just how versatile an SPI Laser is, the image to the right shows a small handful of the companies who use one of our Lasers in their manufacturing process.