Oplatek Growth and Development Plan 2016-2018

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Finland has granted Oplatek Group Oy funding for investments and international growth. The budget of oOur plan is in total 2,4 MEuros and the funding comes from European Regional Development Fund for investments.

The aim of the program is to accelerate Oplatek growth and development by: 

1. Acceleration of international growth and export.

2. Production development

3. Fiber assembly manufacturing 

4. Increase capacity of glass moulding and thin film coating

5. Improve the performance of CNC-workshop

6. Product traceability improvement.

For further information please contact Mr. Jyrki Huttunen, CEO.

Oplatek improves Thin Film Coating Process

New clean room facility has been taken into use at Oplatek Group Oy. The facility will improve the quality and yield of our thin film coating process. The ever increasing demand for pure and clean coatings especially in high power laser applications need increasing cleaniness over the whole process. Any particle inside a coating may result catastropic results, therefore we have taken actions to improve the conditions inside our coating facility. 

Oplatek Group Oy invests in M-Files document handling.

Oplatek will keep on track with increased number of documents and revisions with the help of M-Files Enterprise Information Management. Searching, sharing and securing documents will be according to our ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Automated workflows will keep track on critical tasks.
According to Mr. Raimo Hartikainen, the project leader and administrator: “When M-Files manages our documentation, I find the right document instantly! Automated workflows will automatically guide document approvals, revisions, authorizations and keep track on modifications. You can be sure that the documents are valid”.

Oplatek participation in ECSEL-JU project

RobustSENSE develops a robust and reliable platform for automated driving. This platform addresses the problem that today’s driver assistance systems stop working in harsh environmental conditions like snow, rain or sun-flare. RobustSENSE enables better system operation by combining several independent subsystems to an integrated and comprehensive solution.
RobustSense Partners: Daimler AG • AVL List GmbH • AVL Deutschland GmbH • Robert Bosch GmbH • Centro Ricerche Fiat • Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia • European Center for Information and Communication Technologies – EICT GmbH • Fico Mirrors S.A. • Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems • FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik • Modulight, Inc. • Oplatek Group Oy • SICK AG • Universität Ulm • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT
Co-funded by the European Union and TEKES.
Read more: www.robustsense.eu

Laser manufacturers lead the growth!

Year 2015 was a good year for Oplatek, our sales growth was 17 % compared to the previous year. We doubled our export and got many new customers. Our strongest industry segments still are device manufacturers in process industry and in clinical chemistry. However we are very pleased to see new strong segment of laser manufacturers which has grown considerably.
Our biggest investment during year 2015 was a clean room module to thin film coating area. It improves the quality and cleanness of thin film products we are manufacturing. Also we added more tools to our fiber assembly like new splicers, cleavers and re-coater.
We are working actively in European and national projects in which we are developing new manufacturing capabilities and improving our quality in many levels. We believe that you will see the results of that work in our improved services in the future.
I would like to invite you to visit us at Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco in February! Our booth is 5269.
Best Regards
Jyrki Huttunen, CEO

Customer Survey 2015

We would like to thank you all who participated to our customer survey in November. Your feedback was mostly positive. Our continuous challenge seems to be how do we inform you about our new capabilities or resources in manufacturing. We will find an improvement to that next year.