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Spectra-Physics Expands to China

Published: Monday, November 3, 2003 - 23:00

Spectra-Physics has launched a major expansion of its operations in China with the creation of a new subsidiary that provides in-country sales, service and support from its Beijing headquarters.

Spectra intends to use its new, self-contained subsidiary as a springboard to continued success in the rapidly growing Chinese market for laser systems, photonic components and OEM sub-systems. The new Beijing facility will offer a comprehensive inventory of laser spares and phonic components. A satellite operation in Shanghai will focus primarily on supporting the industrial market.

"We see China as an important, fast-growing market for products across the entire expanded Spectra-Physics brand, from simple optics and photonic components to high-performance laser systems," says Guy Broadbent, president of Spectra-Physics. "Setting up a fully integrated and self-contained operation enables us to expand our attention to the growing industrial and commercial markets, where local support and fast service and repair turnaround are particularly critical."

For more information on Spectra-Physics’ Chinese expansion, click here.

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