After decades of development, laser technology has long moved from the laboratory to people’s daily lives. Whether it is clothing, food, housing, or industrial processing, and then to medical cosmetology, laser light is everywhere, affecting all aspects of people’s lives. From the development status of a country’s laser industry, the overall industrial manufacturing level can be seen to a certain extent.
In 2019, the growth rate of the laser industry has further slowed down. Although some companies have maintained high growth, more companies are facing declines in performance or even losses. Next, based on the performance of this year (revenue scale and market share), select 10 companies that have the most influence on the laser industry and see how they are doing in 2019.
1. TRUMPF Group
Founded in 1923, the TRUMPF Group is one of the global market and technology leaders in the field of industrial production machine tools and lasers. After more than 90 years of development, TRUMPF has grown from a small machine manufacturing workshop to a giant in the laser industry. At present, TRUMPF’s revenue in laser-related products accounts for nearly 80%.
In April 2019, TRUMPF completed the acquisition of the Philips Photonics business and will set up a new business unit called TRUMPF Photonic Components; in July, TRUMPF signed an agreement with GFT to The internet platform axoom was transferred to GFT, but retained the smart factory manufacturing solution and the brand ownership of axoom. In October, TRUMPF China and Shanghai Jiaotong University completed the signing ceremony and established the Sino-German Joint Laser Application Center. Jinweike signed a strategic cooperation agreement, and the two sides will promote complementary resources and achieve win-win cooperation. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the cooperation between TRUMPF and sensor manufacturer STMicroelectronics ushered in an important milestone in the autumn of 2019. TRUMPF completed the 1 billionth vertical cavity surface emitting laser (Vcsel) to STMicroelectronics Delivery.
The coherent company was founded in 1966. At the beginning of its establishment, coherent advantages in CO2 lasers were prominent. After decades of development, coherent companies have become one of the world’s leading photonics manufacturers and innovators, and their products include CO2 lasers, fiber lasers, ultrafast lasers, semiconductor lasers, excimer lasers, and more. Its products serve multiple industries including scientific research, medical treatment, and industrial processing.
IPG was originally developed by physicist Valentin P. Dr. Gapontsev was founded in 1991. At present, IPG has become the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers, and its market share is far ahead of other peers. Its low-power, medium-power, and high-power lasers and amplifiers are widely used in many advanced applications in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, and technology.
4. Han’s Laser
Founded in 1996, Han’s Laser has become Asia’s first and world’s leading manufacturer of industrial laser processing equipment. The company’s main products include laser marking, welding, cutting, demonstration equipment, PCB drilling series, industrial robots and more than 200 kinds of industrial laser equipment and intelligent equipment solutions. Involved in IT manufacturing, new energy power battery manufacturing, electronic circuits, instrumentation, computer manufacturing, mobile phone communications, home appliances, kitchen and bathroom, auto parts, precision equipment, building materials, hardware tools, clothing and apparel, urban lighting, jewelry, craft gifts, Food and pharmaceutical packaging and other industries.
II-VI was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Saxony, PA. At the beginning of its establishment, II-VI company only focused on producing high-quality materials for high-power industrial CO2 laser optical components. Today, II-VI has become the world’s leading engineering materials and optoelectronic component manufacturing company, and is a vertically integrated manufacturing company.
Lumentum is a company spun off from JDSU in 2015, and JDSU was formed by the merger of JDS Fitel and Uniphase in 1999. Lumentum is the world’s leading supplier of optical communication products, consumer markets and industrial lasers. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it has R & D, manufacturing and sales offices around the world. And speed of 3D sensing applications. In addition to directly participating in the market competition with lasers, Lumentum also provides chips, pump sources and other components for some laser manufacturers.
7. Huagong Technology
Huagong Technology Industry Co., Ltd. was incorporated in July 1999 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in June 2000, becoming the first high-tech listed company with a college background in Central China. In September 2000, Huagong Technology successfully acquired FARLEY and LASERLAB, well-known companies in Australian laser cutting and plasma cutting systems. In July 2004, the first batch of high-performance laser cutting machines produced by Huagong Laser passed the acceptance test in Wuhan, marking the birth of China’s first domestic high-performance laser cutting machine. At present, the products of Huagong Laser, Huagong Zhengyuan, Huagong Gaoli, Huagong Image, Huagong Saibai, which are subsidiaries of Huagong Technology, are widely used in important fields such as machinery manufacturing, aerospace, automotive industry, iron and steel metallurgy, shipbuilding industry, communication network and other important fields.
8. Bystronic Group
Bystronic was founded in 1964 and joined Swiss Conzzeta Holding in 1994. It is one of the most prestigious corporate groups in Switzerland. Bystronic manufactured the first CO2 laser cutting machine in 1983 and put it into use, thus beginning its journey in the laser industry
9. Raycus Laser
Raycus Laser is a national high-tech enterprise with independent innovation intellectual property rights, specializing in the development, production and sales of fiber lasers and their key components and materials. Its main products are pulse and continuous wave fiber lasers, as well as R & D and sales of quasi-continuous fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers, special lasers and components, special fiber, and laser control software.
10. CASTECH INC.
CASTECH was established by the CASTECH Institute of Material Structure of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is mainly engaged in the research, development, production and sales of crystals, optical components and laser devices. Its products are widely used in laser and optical communication fields. Fu Jing Technology’s non-linear crystals, laser crystals and magneto-optical crystals continue to maintain the world’s top sales, with a market share of more than 80%. The acousto-optic Q switches and holographic gratings developed by the company in recent years have also been recognized by customers of UV lasers, fiber lasers, ultrafast lasers and optical communications. Products have also occupied major domestic markets.