OptiGrate's new facility to meet volume Bragg grating demands

Nov. 1, 2012
Orlando, FL--OptiGrate recently moved to a new larger facility to accommodate an increased demand for its volume Bragg grating (VBG) products.

Orlando, FL--Optical components manufacturer OptiGrate Corp recently moved to a new location to accommodate an increased demand for the firm's volume Bragg grating (VBG) products and allow for future expansion. The new offices are located in Oviedo, northeast of Orlando, FL in the industrial park near the University of Central Florida, the second largest University in the U.S.

The new 10,000 square foot state‐of‐the‐art facility nearly doubled OptiGrate's corporate office space and manufacturing facilities and was specially designed and engineered for VBG production. OptiGrate says this facility is the only vertically integrated VBG production plant in the world and includes a photothermo‐refractive glass production unit, VBG holographic production unit, and VBG laser application development lab.

"We are very pleased that our team succeeded to complete the move to the new facility with minimal interruptions," said Alexei Glebov, CEO of OptiGrate. "The new facility is already fully operational and we renewed shipping our products manufactured at the new plant. The move is a significant achievement for OptiGrate and its team and gives us a great foundation for further growth. With the increased capacity and streamlined production we’ll be able to deliver better products faster and more cost efficient, meeting an ever growing demand and expectations from our customers," added Glebov.

Founded in 1999, OptiGrate says it pioneered and successfully brought to market the innovative technology of VBG-based optical filters. The unique microoptic components made by OptiGrate enable dramatic performance improvement of laser systems, vast miniaturization, and cost reduction of analytical instruments and ultrafast lasers for medical, pharmaceutical, defense, nanotech, and other applications. OptiGrate currently supplies holographic optical components to more than 400 customers on 5 continents.

SOURCE: OptiGrate; www.optigrate.com/press/downloads/PR-2012%20NewBulding.pdf

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