Excelitas Technologies’ Qioptiq Subsidiary Builds New Göttingen Plant

Groundbreaking ceremony on May 18, 2020, Göttingen, Germany.

Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, announces that its Qioptiq® subsidiary held a ground-breaking ceremony last week to mark the beginning of construction for a new factory in Göttingen, Germany.

Qioptiq will invest about 25 million euros ($27 million USD) in this expansion of its production capacities. Located in the Göttingen Science Park industrial estate, the new site has an initial acreage of approximately 18,000 m² (193,750 sq. ft.). The facility will house state-of-the-art ISO 5 cleanrooms and production-related offices, as well as the necessary logistics infrastructure.

The building will have a usable area of approximately 6,700 m² (72,000 sq. ft.), including an approximately 1,500 m² (16,000 sq. ft.) cleanroom area. It is scheduled to be operational in July 2021, housing a staff of approximately 100 personnel.

With the inclusion of  these new facilities, Qioptiq Göttingen will have cleanroom capacities of around 2,600 m² (28,000 sq. ft.) for the assembly of complex optical systems as well as for coating and other optical  roduction processes. The company had previously made substantial investments in new cleanrooms at its Göttingen Königsallee headquarters in 2012, 2015 and 2017. Once the new production building is completed, the overall production area (production including cleanrooms, laboratories, and storage) will span over 8,000 m² (86,000 sq. ft.).

Rendering of the new Qioptiq factory in Göttingen, Germany

At the ground-breaking ceremony on May 18, 2020, Dr. Robert Vollmers, Excelitas Vice President  Operations, Optics and Managing Director at Qioptiq, said, “The innovative and trailblazing projects we are working on with our customers in the semiconductor industry require maximum cleanliness standards throughout the entire production process. Expanding our cleanroom capacities is an important step into the future for us, as orders and business prospects continue to develop positively – even in these difficult

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About Excelitas Technologies
Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a photonics technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven solutions to meet the lighting, optronics, detection and optical technology needs of our OEM customers. Serving a vast array of applications across biomedical, scientific, safety, security, consumer products, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace sectors, Excelitas stands committed to enabling our customers’ success in their end-markets. Our photonics team consists of 7,000 professionals working across North America, Europe and Asia, to serve customers worldwide. Connect with Excelitas on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Qioptiq
Qioptiq designs and manufactures photonic products and solutions that serve a wide range of markets and applications in the areas of medical and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace, and research and development. Qioptiq benefits from having integrated the knowledge and experience of Avimo, Gsänger, LINOS, Optem, Pilkington, Point Source, Rodenstock, Spindler & Hoyer and others. Connect with Qioptiq on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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