M Squared, the UK-based photonics and quantum technology firm, has announced its expansion into Germany with the establishment of a Berlin office located in the Science and Technology Park, Berlin Adlershof.

The firm’s photonics and quantum tech tools are used in collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning scientists, top universities and manufacturers.

The Glasgow-headquartered firm adds its new location to existing offices in London, Surrey and the USA.

M Squared Germany will be headed up by Dr Thomas Laurent, a new hire with almost 20 years of experience in the Photonics industry, who will manage the sales activities in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

“In my new role at M Squared Germany, I am delighted to be focusing on the photonics and quantum industries and returning to my academic roots in solid-state lasers,” said Laurent.

M Squared will offer sales and support for the company’s growing European customer base via a team of scientific product specialists, and support teams.

The firm said further plans in place to extend ongoing R&D and collaborative efforts from this new facility to strengthen partnerships and collaborations across Europe.

M Squared currently employs more than 100 staff globally, over 60% of which work in scientific and technical roles. In Berlin, the company is planning for rapid business growth, which will provide significant employment opportunities across the region.

The Berlin Adlershof Science City location was chosen its strong academic ecosystem and industrial foundation in Berlin and across Germany, and the chance for collaboration with the companies feeding into the photonics and quantum technology supply chain.

“M Squared is an ambitious, high-growth business focussed on developing world-class scientific and industrial laser platforms, microscopy products, and quantum technology systems and applications,” said Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE, CEO and founder of M Squared.

“With the establishment of our German subsidiary, we are making a conscious commitment to our European network and taking the lead in making our full range of technologies and services available to pioneers across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Germany is a fantastic place to be expanding to from a technology standpoint, and we look forward to further building relationships and establishing long-term supply chains.”