Booming laser technology industry in Vilnius


At Vilnius TechFusion, we strive to work closely with tech industries to bring innovation to the global market, which can drive a positive impact in a sustainable manner and add value to the environment. Over the recent years, the laser industry has become an important contributor to Lithuania’s economy, with laser sales doubling every five years and a stable annual growth rate of 10-15%. We invite you to read our newest article and explore the factors that can be attributed to this success.

A promising future ahead

Additionally, Lithuania’s high number of scientists per capita has helped to drive innovation in fields related to lasers, nanotechnology, and optics research. Our country’s laser industry is a world leader, occupying over 50 percent of the ultrashort scientific laser market globally. Lithuanian-made lasers can be found in some of the most prestigious research institutions around the world, including CERN, NASA, and the top universities in the world. It is a testament to Lithuania’s exceptional scientific and technological capabilities. 

Lithuanian-made lasers are not only used for scientific research, but also for industrial purposes. More than half of the country’s laser production is sold to industrial clients, including some of the world’s most renowned companies like IBM, Hitachi, and Toyota, who prefer Lithuanian-made solutions. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key players and commonly used lasers in Vilnius’s laser technology industry and how they’re making a significant impact on the development of the industry, world impact, and contributions to major companies. 

Top 5 most commonly used lasers

Lithuania is a significant player in the field of laser technology, producing a range of medical and industrial lasers that have been instrumental in driving the country’s economic growth. One of the key innovations in the industry is the Laser nano-factory, which is capable of ultra-precise 3D production using additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies. This has allowed for the creation of intricate microarchitectures and the processing of various materials at the micro and nanoscale.

The lasers produced in Lithuania have a wide range of applications, from the manufacturing industry to healthcare and telecommunications and commonly used ones include:

CO2 Lasers: CO2 lasers are commonly used in the Lithuanian metalworking industry such as the automotive and aerospace industries for cutting and welding metal parts.

Nd:YAG Lasers: Nd:YAG lasers are also used in the Lithuanian metalworking industry, particularly in the medical industry for laser surgery and in the production of precision metal components for welding and drilling of metals and alloys.

Fiber Lasers: Fiber lasers are becoming increasingly popular in the Lithuanian metalworking industry for cutting and welding metals, as they offer high precision and speed.

Diode Lasers: Diode lasers are used in a wide range of industrial applications in Lithuania, such as barcode scanning, laser printing, and materials processing.

Solid State Lasers: Solid state lasers, including disk lasers and fiber-coupled lasers, are also used in a variety of industrial applications in Lithuania, including cutting and welding of metals and non-metals, as well as drilling and engraving of various materials.

The science behind the growth os laser technology 

Lithuania’s laser technology industry is rapidly growing and dynamic, spearheaded by numerous companies and research institutions in the capital city of Vilnius. Thanks to the country’s favorable business environment, the industry has become an essential contributor to Lithuania’s economy. The government has implemented policies and incentives that encourage investment in the country, making it an attractive destination for businesses to set up shop. Here we will take a closer look at some of the key players in Vilnius’s laser technology industry, who are leading the way in developing cutting-edge lasers,  the innovative spirit, and the technological capabilities of its key players.

Key contributors in Lithuania

What’s truly impressive is that Lithuanian laser manufacturers offer end-to-end solutions that include complete laser processing systems and technologies. The research institutions in Lithuania explore new phenomena and their potential applications, while laser companies produce world-class optical, mechanical, and electronic components, lasers, and laser processing systems. As a result, Lithuania currently exports lasers and optical components to more than 80 countries, accounting for about 99% of all sales revenue generated by Lithuanian companies operating within this sector. 

There are numerous laser companies based in Vilnius like: Akoneer, Altechna, Brolis, Eksma, Femtika, Light Conversion, Nano Avionics and Lilit. These companies and institutions are involved in the development and creation of laser technology in various fields, including medical applications, material processing, scientific research, and defense applications.

Endless opportunities in Vilnius TechFusion

We believe that the laser industry in Lithuania is a shining example of how investment in education, research, and business can lead to incredible growth and success. Thanks to a highly skilled workforce, a favorable business climate, and strong government support for research and development here at TechFusion we will continue to push the boundaries and create a brighter future for all together.