Company & Corporate

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 700 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.


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)