May 11--Hybrid Laser Tech, a specialist laser cutting company operating in the micro-electronics industry, is celebrating huge increases in orders from its UK and international customers.
The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shearline Precision Engineering, has seen a large increase in its export market, with sales abroad accounting for 30 percent of turnover in the last quarter compared with 10 percent for the same period a year ago.
Hybrid Laser Tech uses lasers to precision cut ceramics, metal, plastics, and acrylics and has recently perfected a number of unique processes in cutting heat-resistant ceramics to extremely tight tolerances.
It is this technology, backed up by both a concerted wave of exhibitions, events, and marketing initiatives from the firm's direct sales team and customer service, that has been the backbone of its continued success.
Customers include Philips, Nokia, Alcatel, and BAe, and Hybrid is also involved with the Eurofighter project.
Reportedly, the company is preparing to invest in new laser cutting machinery.