Oxford Lasers reports record sales growth in 2014

Laser micromachining tools supplier Oxford Lasers reports that 2014 has been its most successful year to date.

Didcot, Oxfordshire, England - Oxford Lasers, which was founded in 1977 by physicists from the University of Oxford to develop laser technology, has become a leading world supplier of advanced laser micromachining tools and other equipment. The company reports that 2014 has been its most successful year to date, with its customers including some of the world's largest high-tech companies.

The sales growth has come in all three major business areas: laser micromachining subcontract, laser micromachining tools, and high-speed imaging. New staff has been recruited to support this expansion, and the company's management is being strengthened in line with this business growth.

Sales and after-sales operations are grouped under Alan Ferguson as sales director, with Robert Dean becoming the full-time after-sales manager to ensure support for the company's expanded customer base. Also, Arran Nolan has joined the company as the international sales manager.

Additionally, the company launched its third-generation micromachining tools that bring together many years of knowledge, supplemented by the introduction of new modules across the product range. To enhance the manufacturing process, Steve Batts has joined the company as its production manager.

Andrew Kearsley, one of the company founders and its R&D director, has become Chairman of the Board. John Baker has become a non-executive director and Martyn Knowles has stepped up to be CEO. Knowles established the company's subcontract business and, as its technical director, has been responsible for the design of the company's micromachining tools.

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