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The COMBILASER project is composed of 12 partners from 7 different European states: Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Austria, UK, France and Finland. Consortium partners are:

Partner Partner description Contact person
HIDRIA AET d.o.o.
Slovenia
HIDRIA AET, from Tolmin, Slovenia, is a member of Hidria Corporation and one of the most important automotive Tier-1 suppliers of cold-start systems and components for diesel engines in the world. Its product portfolio includes glow plugs, flame glow plugs, fuel heaters and air intake heaters.It's highly advanced R&D department is supported by state-of-the art Hidria Institute Automotive. One of its major R&D projects is the development of the state-of-the-art Pressure Sensor glow Plug (PSG). Mr. Tomaž Munih
tomaz.munih@hidria.com
LORTEK S COOP
Spain
IK4 Lortek (LORTEK) from Basque Country, Spain, is a non-profit research institute with high level of expertise in materials, manufacturing processes and joining technologies. LORTEK's Process Control and Evaluation Unit has experience in many laser based manufacturing technologies and processes. The institute is a part of IK4, a research alliance of 9 researh centres, who together form a part of the Mondragon Corporation. Mr. Aitor García de la Yedra.
jagarciadelayedra@lortek.es  
LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER e.V. (LZH) 
Germany
Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) is an independent, non-profit and non-university research organization. Its main fields of research are laser technology, optics and photonics.  Its verious R&D projects range from biophotonics to laser development, from nanotechnology to material sciences and from industrial engineering to medical technologies. LZH's cooperation in the project includes plasma and vision monitoring system development. Mr. Jörg Hermsdorf
j.hermsdorf@lzh.de
RESEARCH CENTER FOR NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING GmbH
Austria
The Research Center for Non Destructive Testing (RECENDT) is an internatinally renowned research center from Linz, Austria, with focus on material characterization and non-destructive material testing (NDT). The center's field of knowledge extends beyond the classical NDT techniques and includes optical coherence tomography, near infrared spectoscopy, THZ technlogy, laser ultrasound and photo acoustic tomography. Mr. Christian Hofer
christian.hofer@recendt.at
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
The University of Sheffield is one of the United Kingdom's leading and largest universities. It is a member of the Russel Group of UK Universities and has a reputation for research excellence in a wide range of disciplines, it has won four Queen's Anniversary Prizes and boasts five Nobel Prize winners among its staff. Its Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) forms the most prestigious part of the Faculty of Engineering with 68% of research rated as world-leading. The ACSE department is the only academic department in the UK devoted solely to control systems engineering. Mr. George Panoutsos
g.panoutsos@sheffield.ac.uk
LASERLINE GESELLSCHAFT FUR ENTWICKLUNG UND VERTRIEB VON DIODENLASERN GMBH
Germany
Laserline is a leading global manufacturer of diode lasers for material processing and is one of the pioneers globally in this field, based in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany. Its hi-tech plant has 7.400 square meters, more that a fifth of which is clean room standard. Laserline produced fiber-coupled diode lasers, diode lasers with beam converters, direct diode lasers, and diode laser modules and has acquired a great amount ow knowledge in laser system validation. Mr. Volker Krause
volker.krause@laserline.de
ORKLI SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Orkli S. Coop (ORKLI) is based in Basque Country, Spain and is a world leading manufacturer of heating components and appliances. It forms a part of the Mondragon Corporation and forms its Components Division. ORKLI is a world leader in products such as actuators called magnetic groups, thermocouples (sensors) and other ocmponents of thermoelectric system security, all of which are mostly destined for the home appliance sector. Mr. Iñigo Eraña
ierana@orkli.es
TALLERES MECÁNICOS COMAS, S.L.U
Spain
Talleres Mecánicos Comas (TMCOMAS) is a small, family-owned company from Catalonia, Spain, that offers precision machining, thermal spray coatings and Babbit bearing reparation for the petrochemical and power plants in the south of Europe and North Africa. From 2009 company also focused intensively on industrial cladding business, being the first company in Spain to install a laser cladding cell. Mr. Jaume Nin
tecnic@tmcomas.com
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SA
France
Mondragon Assembly is a comnpany that specializes in design and manufacturing of process automation equipment. Based in France and Spain and initially started as an internal tool shop of the Mondragon Corporation, the Mondragon Assembly today offers a wide array of solutions for automotive, white goods, photovoltaic, medical and other industries, focusing on automated assembly solutions for precision produts such as gas tapes and valves. Mr. Jean-Philippe Aguerre
jph.aguerre@mondragon-assembly.com
4D INGENIERGESELLSCHAFT FUR TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN GmbH
Germany
4D Ingeneurgesellschaft für Technische Dienstleistungen (4D) is a small company baased in Isernhagen, Hannover, Germany. 4D is a highly specilized SME, focused intensively on laser process monitoring systems for quality assurance. These systems are mainly applied to laser welding appliances in field of car and automotive component manufacturing, electronic and aerospace industries. Mr. Martin Stürmer
martin.stuermer@4d-gmbh.de
CAVITAR OY
Finland
Cavitar Ltd. (CAVITAR) from Tampere, Finland, is a Finnish pioneer and expert in diode laser technology. The company provides laser illumination solutions for industrial monitoring systems and system integrators. CAVITAR's illumination solutions are used in different industrial applications (e.g. welding and coating, defence and paper industry) to improve production quality, safety and yield. Mr. Erkki Lassila
erkki.lassila@cavitar.com
SIEVA d.o.o.
Slovenia
SiEVA Development Centre (SIEVA) is one of the 17 so-called Development Centres of the Slovenian Economy. SIEVA stands for "Synergistic, ecologic, safe vehicle", the Centre is a result of a PPP Government sponsored programme that brought together 9 biggest Slovenian companies from the automotive sector. SIEVA's R&D efforts have been focused on 4 key fields: energy and management, vehicle electrification, safety and comfort and tools and technologies. SIEVA works as a network based research hub and has strong links to European associations from the automotive industry, such as EARPA, ERTRAC, CLEPA and EGVI - European Green Vehicles Initiative. Mr. Miloš Šturm
milos.sturm@hidria.com