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Nonstop innovation in laser technology

By Angelo Romualdez
-    Dec 29, 2014
Credit : GMI Post

The R&D arm of the Japan-based Aisin Group, IMRA America Inc. established its operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1990 and capitalized on their own technological expertise with the University of Michigan.

IMRA America President Takashi Omitsu

“We were fortunate to have the University of Michigan provide us with a perfect introduction to the state as they have been the most reliable research partner in improving our laser technology. The company and the university are able to dream up some new thing and we make products that always require improvement. To me, the key of success today was patience, patience and patience in these high tech products, which came from Japanese style of management.” said IMRA America President Takashi Omitsu.

Also active in Europe and Asia, the North American operation of IMRA remains the most success­ful both in research and revenue, as it has built an impressive IP portfolio.

“We are always open to work­ing with other researchers in the field of laser technology engineering as well as companies seeking the best and most-advanced laser technology in the market,” said Omitsu.

With its well-established repu­tation for quality, reliability and longevity, IMRA America’s products have become the preferred choice in the medical sector.

“We are at the forefront of de­veloping new laser technology but now there is a need to create new applications for our prod­ucts. So, we are seeking part­nerships to execute these goals with,” said Omitsu. 

- Originally prepared by Global Media for The Japan Times Special Report on the U.S. Midwest 2014 (Credit: Philippe Le SauxAngelo RomualdezElizabeth Arcega and Brian Banta)

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