10 October 2022
Lumentum expands specialty optical fiber manufacturing operations and R&D in Slovenia
Lumentum Holdings Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which designs and makes optical and photonic products for optical networks and lasers for industrial and consumer markets) has expanded its manufacturing operations and advanced R&D in Škoflijica, Slovenia for specialty optical fibers that are essential components of many Lumentum products. This expansion more than doubles Lumentum’s manufacturing and R&D footprint in Slovenia.
“Specialty optical fibers are a key enabling component for industrial fiber lasers and increasingly for other new applications in the industrial, life sciences, and communications markets,” says Alex Schoenfelder, senior VP & general manager of Commercial Lasers. “Our team in Slovenia has given us unique fibers that enable differentiated performance and cost.”
The facility includes a Center of Excellence for R&D to develop fundamental laser component technology in addition to products. The site includes a 137,000ft2 plot with plans for further future expansion to align capacity with the growing demand for specialty fibers in industrial, communications, and other growing new applications.
“The Lumentum Slovenia site is a shining example of successful deployment of Lumentum's Production System in a greenfield operation, and a resounding affirmation of our zero-defect quality and continuous improvement journey,” says Misha Rozenberg, senior VP, global operations, and chief quality officer. “The site has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, underscoring Lumentum’s commitment to become a more sustainable company.”