Qioptiq announced today that it has begun construction on a new factory in Germany.
A subsidiary of Excelitas Technologies, Qioptiq will invest about $27 million in the project. Located in the Göttingen Science Park industrial estate, the new site has an initial acreage of approximately 193,750 sq. ft. and will house state-of-the-art ISO 5 cleanrooms and production-related offices as well as the necessary logistics infrastructure.
With the addition of these new facilities, Qioptiq Göttingen will have cleanroom capacities of around 28,000 sq. ft. for the assembly of complex optical systems as well as for coating and other optical production processes. The company made substantial investments in new cleanrooms at its Göttingen Königsallee headquarters in 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Once the new building is completed, the overall production area — including cleanrooms, laboratories and storage — will span more than 86,000 sq. ft.
“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,” said Robert Vollmers, Excelitas Technologies’ VP of operations and managing director at Qioptiq, in a news release. “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 times.”