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Finnish photonics manufacturer is looking for partners in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the UK

Country of origin:
Country: 
FINLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFI20190305001
Published
05/03/2019
Last update
09/09/2020
Expiration date
22/03/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Fibre Optics
Other diagnostic
Monitoring equipment
Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Engineering services
Shaping and processing of flat glass
Manufacture and processing of other glass, including technical glassware
Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation
Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment
Manufacture of fibre optic cables
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Summary

Summary: 
The Finnish company is a well-established and reputable provider of comprehensive photonics solutions. The company has manufacturing capabilities for fiber drawing, glass molding, thin film coating, precision mechanics and photonics assembly. The company is looking for partners in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the UK. The partner could be an agent or a company benefiting from the company's manufacturing capabilities through a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

The Finnish company has been in optics business for over 30 years. They offer multiple type of services to their customers, including
- product and solution development,
- prototyping,
- testing,
- development of serial manufacturing methods and
- serial production.

The company's in-house expertise and manufacturing capabilities include:
- drawing of specialty optical fibers and capillaries,
- molding of glass optical components,
- glass crafting,
- thin film coating,
- CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining of precision mechanics and
- assembly of optical devices.

These manufacturing methods can be used for producing specialty optical fibers and capillaries, glass elements such as lenses and prisms, filters and mirrors, as well as precision mechanics pieces, everything as individual components or assemblies.

The company has a well-balanced customer base ranging from large international companies to SMEs. A typical customer is company with a device product which is based on generating, controlling, or detecting of light. Typically, they represent
- photonics OEM (original equipment manufacturer) providers,
- laser industry,
- process industry,
- clinical chemistry,
- medical industry,
- specialty lighting product owners or
- energy and environmental industries.

Currently the company exports to Sweden, Germany and the UK and now they want to strengthen their market position in these countries and additionally in Norway and Denmark. The company considers that to achieve this, they need local partners, either agents or companies benefiting from their manufacturing capabilities. The cooperation would be in the format of commercial agency or manufacturing agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Compared to other companies offering photonics manufacturing services, the company - is a diligent and reliable problem solver, which shows in the hard-earned trust among the customers - offers value for money by combining flexibility and agility with versatile manufacturing capabilities - combines long-term expertise gained from different manufacturing methods with a huge history of different photonics applications guarantees the quality and cost-efficiency of the production. The company's manufacturing service is highly customizable and therefore the benefits are customer specific. However, the following examples of state-of-the-art capabilities can be given: - optical specialty fibers enduring optical powers of tens of kWs, - air-cooled optical fiber connectors enduring hundreds of watts of optical power, - glass lenses and prisms meeting the stringent specifications set to the airport touchdown zone lights and - thin film coatings enduring more than 15 J/cm2 (10 ns, 100 Hz) of optical power.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for partners in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the UK. The partner could be either an agent or a company that would benefit from the Finnish company's manufacturing capabilities. The agent could be an expert or an expert company, that is specialized in optics and fiber optics. The cooperation would be in the form of commercial agency agreement. The agent should know the market in their region/country and have know-how of optics and fiber optics to be able to market and sell the company's services. The partner could also be a company that would benefit from the Finnish company's manufacturing capabilities, with manufacturing agreement. The partner could be involved in manufacturing of e.g.: - medical devices for clinical chemistry, - in-line or on-line measurement and quality control devices for process industry, - specialty lighting products or - environmental measurement devices.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom