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Global and China Laser Equipment and Processing Industry Report, 2012-2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global and China Laser Equipment and Processing Industry Report, 2012-2014

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Benefitting from the huge demand in the field of aerospace, energy, electronics and metal welding, the laser market maintained rapid growth in 2011, though the global manufacturing industry was sluggish. The global laser sales hit USD7.46 billion in 2011, an increase of 14% over 2010; the sales are expected to grow moderately by 1% to 2% in 2012.

China's laser equipment industry also experienced rapid growth in 2011, and the sales rose by 15% from 2010, slightly higher than the global growth rate. Impacted by the macroeconomy, the demand from China's machinery industry and heavy industry for high-power laser equipment was reduced in 2011; at the same time, however, small and medium-power laser equipment still maintained quick growth. The growth of laser equipment sales in 2011 was mainly generated by small and medium-power laser equipment. As a global manufacturing giant, China has huge potential demand for laser equipment in the fields of automobile, semiconductor and electronics, and the prospect of laser equipment in China is promising.

China's laser processing services focus on precision metal parts machining and laser drilling, which account for more than 60% of Chinese laser processing market.

Han's Laser Technology is China's largest laser equipment production enterprise, with products covering various fields such as laser marking equipment, laser welding equipment and laser cutting equipment. The company's laser equipment sales accounted for about 8% of the total sales in Chinese market. It occupies more than 25% of Chinese laser marking equipment market and nearly 30% of Chinese laser welding equipment market. Han's Laser Technology becomes a supplier of Apple and Foxconn in 2012.

Sunshine is a representative laser processing enterprise in China, and its business covers template processing, laser drilling, laser molding and precision metal parts processing, in which template processing is the highlight, contributing more than 70% of the company's sales. After several years of development, Sunshine has set up 16 laser processing stations in 14 cities across the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, the Bohai Rim Economic Zone and other major Chinese electronic information industrial bases, primarily serving local electronic manufacturers.

The report includes the following aspects:

Sales, major enterprises, applications and market segments of the global laser industry;

Scale, major enterprises, regional distribution, R & D, import and export of Chinese laser equipment market;

Development and prospect of Chinese laser cutting equipment, laser marking equipment, laser medical equipment, laser holography market;

Development and prospect of China laser processing industry; status quo and prospect of laser templates, precision metal parts, laser molding and laser drilling businesses;

Development and prospect of major global and Chinese laser equipment enterprises;

Development of Chinese laser processing enterprises.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Laser Industry

1.1 Laser

1.1.1 Definition

1.1.2 Development History

1.2 Optical master

1.2.1 Definition

1.2.2 Classification

1.2.3 Development Trends

1.3 Laser Equipment

1.3.1 Definition

1.3.2 Classification

1.3.3 Product Certification

1.4 Laser Processing

1.4.1 Definition

1.4.2 Classification

2. Development of Global Laser Equipment Industry

2.1 Market Size

2.2 Regional Distribution

2.3 Market Segments

2.4 Representative Enterprises

2.5 Application

3. Development of Chinese Laser Equipment Industry

3.1 Industry Policies

3.2 Business Models

3.3 Market Size

3.4 Representative Enterprises

3.5 Regional Distribution

3.6 Research and Development

3.6.1 Laser Technology

3.6.2 Laser

3.7 Prospect

3.7.1 Positive Factors

3.7.2 Negative Factors

4. Market Segments of Laser Equipment

4.1 Laser Cutting Equipment

4.1.1 High-power Laser Cutting Equipment

4.1.2 Small and Medium-power Laser Cutting Equipment

4.2 Laser Marking Equipment

4.3 Laser Medical Equipment

4.3.1 Global Laser Medical Equipment Market

4.3.2 Chinese Laser Medical Equipment Market

4.4 Laser Holography

5. Import and Export of Major Laser Equipment Products

5.1 Tariff Rate

5.2 Import & Export Market

5.3 Optical master

5.4 Laser Printer

5.5 Electron Beam and Laser Automatic Welding Machine

6. Status Quo of Laser Processing Market

6.1 Overall market

6.1.1 Market Size

6.1.2 Industry Profit

6.1.3 Representative Enterprises

6.2 Market Segments

6.2.1 Laser Templates

6.2.2 Precision Metal Parts

6.2.3 FPC Converting

6.2.4 Laser Drilling

6.3 Prospect

6.3.1 Positive Factors

6.3.2 Negative Factors

7. Key Global Laser Equipment Manufacturers

7.1 TRUMPF

7.1.1 Profile

7.1.2 Operation

7.1.3 Laser Business

7.1.4 Development in China

7.2 Rofin

7.2.1 Profile

7.2.2 Operation

7.2.3 Laser Business

7.2.4 Development in China

7.3 COHERENT

7.3.1 Profile

7.3.2 Operation

7.3.3 Development in China

7.4 SEI

7.5 Trotec

7.6 Universal

8. Key Chinese Laser Equipment Manufacturers

8.1 Han's Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

8.1.1 Profile

8.1.2 Operation

8.1.3 Development of Laser Business

8.1.4 Major Clients

8.1.5 Business Streamlining

8.2 Wuhan Golden Laser Co., Ltd.

8.2.1 Profile

8.2.2 Operation

8.2.3 Development of Laser Business

8.2.4 Procurement of Raw Materials

8.3 Huagong Tech Company Limited

8.3.1 Profile

8.3.2 Operation

8.3.3 Development of Laser Business

8.3.4 Development Strategy

8.4 Daheng New Epoch Technology, Inc.

8.4.1 Profile

8.4.2 Operation

8.4.3 Laser Business

8.5 AVIC Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd.

8.5.1 Profile

8.5.2 Operation

8.5.3 Titanium Alloy Laser Projects

8.6 Siasun Robot and Automation Co., Ltd.

8.6.1 Profile

8.6.2 Operation

8.6.3 Laser Business

8.7 Wuhan Dahua Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

8.8 Jiangsu Shuguang Photoelectricity Co., Ltd.

8.9 Beijing Institute of Opto-electronic Technology

8.10 Chutian Laser Group

8.11 BOYE Laser

8.12 Beijing Kaitian Tech. Co., Ltd.

9. Key Chinese Laser Processing Manufacturers

9.1 Shenzhen Sunshine Laser and Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

9.1.1 Profile

9.1.2 Operation

9.1.3 Development of Laser Processing Business

9.2 Konwin Laser (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

9.3 Shenzhen Musen Laser Electronics Co., Ltd.

9.4 Shanghai LanTech Precision Machinery Service Co., Ltd.

9.5 Suzhou Easson Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.

9.6 Shenzhen Li Jie Ke Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

9.7 Multi-Chem Limited

9.8 Eucon Holding Limited

Selected Charts

Industrial Chain of Laser

Performance Comparison between Gas, Solid, Optical Fiber Lasers

Major Laser Equipment Certifications in the World

Global Laser Sales, 2006-2012

Global Laser and Laser Equipment Market Structure, 2011

Global Installation of Industrial Laser System by Region, 2011

Global Industrial Laser Market Structure, 2010-2012

Global Industrial Laser System Market Structure, 2010-2012

Key Laser Equipment Companies in the World

Key Companies of Small and Medium-power Laser Equipment in the World

Global Laser Revenue by Application, 2011

Business Models of China Laser Equipment Industry

Laser Equipment Sales Value in China, 2001-2011

Application Structure of Chinese Laser Market

Key Laser Equipment Manufacturers in China

Regional Distribution of Laser Industry in China

Representative Laser Equipment Enterprises in China by Region

Number of Laser Technology Patents in Major Provinces and Cities of China, 2012

Major Laser R & D Institutions in China

Number of Laser Technology Patents Filed by Major Institutions in China, 2012

Number of Laser Patents in Major Provinces and Cities of China, 2012

Number of Laser Patents Filed by Major Institutions in China, 2012

Application Characteristics of Laser Equipment in Various Industries

Global Market Size of Small and Medium-power Laser Cutting Industry, 2006-2013E

Global Market Size of Small and Medium-power Laser Cutting Equipment Industry, 2006-2014E

Market Shares of Small and Medium-power Laser Cutting Equipment Manufacturers in China, 2009

Downstream Distribution of Small and Medium Power Laser Cutting Equipment in China, 2010

Global Laser Medical Equipment Sales, 2006-2011

Chinese Laser Medical Equipment Market Size, 2007-2014

Chinese Laser Medical Equipment Market Structure, 2011

Regional Distribution of Chinese Laser Medical Equipment Manufacturing Enterprises, 2012

Chinese Laser Holography Market Size, 2005-2014

Tariff Rate of Laser Equipment in China

Laser Equipment Export Structure of China

China's Laser Import & Export Volume and Value, 2009-2012

Main Sources of Lasers Imported by China, 2011

Main Export Destinations of Chinese Lasers, 2011

Import & Export Volume and Value of Laser Printers in China, 2009-2012

Unit Import & Export Prices of Laser Printers in China, 2009-2012

Import & Export Volume and Value of Electron Beam and Laser Automatic Welding Machine in China, 2009-2012

Unit Import & Export Prices of Electron Beam and Laser Automatic Welding Machine in China, 2009-2012

Chinese Laser Processing Market Size, 2007-2014E

Representative Laser Processing Enterprises in China

Structure of Laser Processing Market Segments, 2011

Chinese SMT Laser Template Market Demand, 2007-2014E

Chinese SMT Laser Template Output Value, 2007-2014E

Chinese Laser Precision Parts Market Size, 2007-2014E

Market Capacity of FPC Converting Services in China, 2007-2014E

Applications of HDI in the World

Use Area of HDI Boards in China, 2006-2011

Market Capacity of HDI Board Laser Drilling Outsourcing in China, 2007-2014E

TRUMPF's Sales by Region, FY2006-FY2011

Branches and Production Bases of TRUMPF in China

Rofin's Net Sales and Gross Profit, 2007-2012

Rofin's Sales by Region, FY2011-FY2012

Rofin's Revenue by Business, FY2009-FY2012

Rofin's Major Clients

Global Distribution of Rofin's Production Bases and Branches

COHERENT's Net Sales, FY2007-2011

COHERENT's Revenue by Division, FY2009-2011

Application of COHERENT's Products, FY2009-2011

Operating Indicators of SEI Hangzhou, 2008-2009

Global Branches of Trotec

Operating Indicators of Trodat Marking Devices (Xiamen), 2008-2009

Revenue and Gross Margin of Han's Laser Technology, 2007-2012

Revenue of Han's Laser Technology by Region, 2009-2012

Subsidiaries Engaged in Laser Business of Han's Laser

Laser Marking Equipment Revenue and Gross Margin of Han's Laser Technology, 2007-2012

Laser Welding Equipment Revenue and Gross Margin of Han's Laser Technology, 2007-2012

Laser Cutting Equipment Revenue and Gross Margin of Han's Laser Technology, 2007-2012

PCB Equipment Revenue and Gross Margin of Han's Laser Technology, 2007-2012

Top Five Clients of Han's Laser Technology, 2011-2012

Revenue and Net Income of Han's Laser Technology, 2012-2014

Divestiture of Some Assets of Han's Laser Technology

Revenue and Gross Margin of Golden Laser, 2007-2012

Revenue of Golden Laser by Region, 2011-2012

Product Applications of Golden Laser, 2010

Main Laser Equipment of Golden Laser

Laser X-Y Axis Revenue and Gross Margin of Golden Laser, 2008-2012

Galvanometer Revenue and Gross Margin of Golden Laser, 2008-2012

Cutting Machine Revenue and Gross Margin of Golden Laser, 2008-2012

Solid Laser Revenue and Gross Margin of Golden Laser, 2008-2012

Revenue and Gross Margin of Huagong Tech, 2007-2012

Revenue of Huagong Tech by Business, 2011-2012

Overseas Revenue of Huagong Tech, 2007-2012

Laser Subsidiaries of Huagong Tech

Revenue and Gross Margin of Laser Processing and Equipment Business of Huagong Tech, 2007-2012

Revenue and Gross Margin of Huagong Tech, 2012-2014

Revenue and Gross Margin of Daheng New Epoch, 2007-2012

Revenue of Daheng New Epoch by Region, 2007-2012

Revenue and Gross Margin of Daheng New Epoch by Product, 2011-2012

Main Products of Daheng New Epoch

Revenue and Gross Margin of AVIC Heavy Machinery, 2007-2012

Revenue and Net Income of AVIC Heavy Machinery, 2012-2014E

Operating Revenue of AVIC Heavy Machinery by Region, 2011-2012

Principle of Laser Rapid Prototyping Technology

Profit Forecast of Titanium Alloy Laser Project of AVIC Heavy Machinery

Gross Margin Comparison between 3D Rapid Molding Technology and Traditional Process of AVIC Heavy Machinery

Revenue and Gross Margin of Siasun Robot and Automation, 2007-2012

Revenue of Siasun Robot and Automation by Business, 2011-2012

Revenue and Gross Margin of Siasun Robot and Automation by Business, 2012-2014E

Operating Indicators of Wuhan Dahua Laser Technology, 2008

Operating Indicators of Jiangsu Shuguang Photoelectricity, 2007-2009

Operating Indicators of Beijing Institute of Opto-electronic Technology, 2007-2009

Total Assets and Operating Revenue of Chutian Laser Group, 2007-2009

Operating Indicators of BOYE Laser, 2007-2009

Kaitian's Clients in the World

Sunshine's Revenue and Gross Margin, 2008-2012

Sunshine's Revenue by Region, 2011-2012

Sunshine's Revenue by Product, 2011-2012

Sunshine's Revenue and Gross Margin by Business, H1 2012

Laser Template Output Value and Market Share of Konwin Laser, 2007-2011

Laser Template Output Value and Market Share of Musen, 2007-2011

Output Value and Market Share of Precision Metal Parts of Shanghai LanTech, 2007-2011

Output Value and Market Share of Precision Metal Parts of Suzhou Easson, 2007-2011

Output Value and Market Share of Flexible Printed Circuit Board Laser Molding Services of Li Jie Ke, 2007-2009

Turnover and Gross Profit of Multi-Chem, 2007-2011

Output Value and Market Share of Laser Drilling Services of Multi-Chem, 2007-2011

Eucon's Revenue and Gross Profit, 2007-2011

Eucon's Revenue in China, 2007-2011

Output Value and Market Share of Eucon's Laser Drilling Services, 2007-2011

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