Lumentum expands manufacturing, R&D, in Slovenia

Created October 13, 2022
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Lumentum Holdings Inc. has expanded its manufacturing operations and advanced R&D in Škoflijica, Slovenia for specialty optical fibres that are essential components of many Lumentum products. This expansion more than doubles Lumentum’s manufacturing and R&D footprint in Slovenia.

The state-of-the-art facility includes a Centre of Excellence for advanced R&D to develop fundamental laser component technology in addition to products. The site includes a 137,000 square foot plot with plans for further future expansion to align capacity with the growing demand for specialty fibres in industrial, communications, and other growing new applications.

“I am very excited about the manufacturing and advanced R&D expansion in Slovenia,” said Alex Schoenfelder, senior vice president and general manager of commercial lasers. “Specialty optical fibres are a key enabling component for industrial fibre lasers and increasingly for other new applications in the industrial, life sciences, and communications markets. Our team in Slovenia has given us unique fibres that enable differentiated performance and cost.”

“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,” said Misha Rozenberg, senior vice president, 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.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.