About ficonTEC Service GmbH
What we do and a brief company history
ficonTEC is an innovative high-tech company that has rapidly established itself in a highly-specialized market. With continued growth and innovative development since 2001, we are the recognized market leader when it comes to automated assembly and testing of opto-electronic components and (hybrid) photonic devices.
The core team at ficonTEC consists primarily of development engineers from the specialist fields of optics and photonics, from electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, as well as from software development. These developers are supported by experienced technicians possessing a wide variety of skills.
Our technical competence, global customer base, and – importantly – the will to understand our customer’s needs and to find individual and optimum solutions, together make us a competent business and development partner.
What we do
ficonTEC is a recognized market leader for automated assembly and testing systems for high-end photonic components, devices and PICs (photonics integrated circuits). Considerable process capability and dedicated assembly technologies have been accumulated in serving the needs of a broad selection of industry segments – including telecom and datacom, high-power diode laser assembly, sensing from bio-med to automotive, micro-optics, and more.
ficonTEC has consistently retained a unique modular approach to production equipment design. Today, with a globally installed base totaling over 1000 machines, each one is the automated and optimized embodiment of a customer-defined process.
True to our ‘Photonics from Lab to Fab’ maxim, ficonTEC’s flexible and scalable automation options enable customized assembly and test solutions suitable for early device development, for new product introduction (NPI), and all the way up to high-volume production facilities – regardless of whether for contract manufacturing or for in-house corporate R&D and production.
ficonTEC joins COBO co-packaging lobby
1000 systems delivered
North America expansion & joint facility at CREOL
EPIC CEO Award 2021 for Torsten Vahremkamp
Establishment of ficonTEC Ireland Ltd.
900 systems delivered
Groundwork starts for ficonTEC Ireland adjacent to Tyndall Institute in Cork, Ireland
Foundation of ficonTEC Ireland adjacent to Tyndall Institute in Cork, Ireland
Relocation of HQ & R&D into neighboring building
(production remains in previous location)
700 systems delivered
Establishment of Shenzhen Lab applications center in China
600 systems delivered
Foundation of ficonTEC R&D Center in Achim, Germany
Foundation ficonTEC Service (Thailand) Ltd.
Foundation of ficonTEC Eesti OÜ in Estonia
Relocation and further expansion of production area
Foundation of Service Team Thailand
Foundation of Chinese subsidiary (ficonTEC Service GmbH Shanghai), Shanghai, PRC
Relocation from Bremen to Achim, Germany, and expansion of production area
Re-establishment ficonTEC Service GmbH
Foundation of ficonTEC US (ficonTEC USA Corporation), in Los Angeles, USA
Purchase of product segment ‘Laser Welding & Auto-Alignment’ from Newport, Irvine, CA/USA
First expansion of premises
Introduction of new product line ‘HPDL’
Relocation from Emden to Bremen, Germany
Company founded in Emden, Germany and release of its first product ‘Fibre alignment system’ (also the source of the company name – FIber CONnecting TEChnologies)