Trumpf has opened an Asian production location for disk lasers at Trumpf Japan in Yokohama, complementing the disk lasers sites in Schramberg (Germany) and Farmington (USA).
The site was opened by Dr Peter Leibinger, vice chairman of the managing board, officially inaugurated the new TruDisk production facility in Yokohama on 1 June.The initial plan is for Trumpf Japan to assemble around 40 lasers a year. The objective of having the new production facility is to expand the Japanese market for disk laser technology. It will allow Japanese customers to observe the Trumpf production processes and products first-hand at the Yokohama site. The production staff were specially trained at the Trumpf development and production location for disk lasers in Schramberg. In the long term, having local production facilities will enable Trumpf to better respond to the requirements of Japanese customers.
Among the 120 invited guests were customers, key figures from Japanese industry, professors from Japanese universities, and media representatives. A high-ranking delegate from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) also came to express his congratulations. He thanked Trumpf in particular for investing in Japan after the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima.