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Thuringian companies at the "Photonics West" in San Francisco


The "Photonics West" is the most important photonics exhibition and conference in the United States. "For optics companies it is an ideal spring board to the North American market", said the Thuringian economics minister Matthias Machnig being in San Francisco on promotion tour for Thuringia as the leading optics location on national and European level. 26 Thuringian optics companies were present at the German Pavilion which was the largest stand with 54 exhibitors and an area of 418 sqm.

Minister Machnig visited the German Pavilion and was the keynote speaker for Thuringia at the "German Evening". "With its high technology and innovation level the optics industry is an important trigger for many other industries, said Machnig. The 167 Thuringian optics companies with about 14,300 employees look into a successful future as to the industry cluster "OptoNet".

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