Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits LED manufacturer Optogan

March 7, 2011
Date Announced: 07 Mar 2011 St. Petersburg, Russia - The European LED manufacturer Optogan welcomes Russia‘s President Dmitry Medvedev in the recently set up LED production plant in St. Petersburg.Photo: President Dmitry Medvedev (second left) together with the founders of Optogan Maxim Odnoblyudov, Vladislav Bougrov and Alexey Kovsh.During his official visit the President was able to convince himself of the luminous power produced by the German LED chips used in the Russian built LED lamps. The recently opened St. Petersburg sister plant to the Bavarian based Landshut company, builds energy efficient LED components and light fittings to fulfil its rapidly growing domestic demand. These lighting elements are now already to be found in private, commercial and complete communal installations world-wide.President Medvedev was clearly impressed by the cutting edge technology and its production plant, and promised to support Optogan in his domestic market. Personally, the President complained that in his own residence every week a bulb needed changing. Clearly the LED technology has advantages here. In comparison to the older conventional technology with a life span of approx. 1.000 hours, the LED lamp is projected to last up to 50.000 hours.“During the past year we have achieved remarkable results. Our LED production in St. Petersburg started in 2010 and is the largest in East Europe and CIS” reported Maxim Odnoblyudov the CEO of the Optogan group to the Russian President. “A continual improvement of the technology and the placement of a complete production process in Russia will lead to a noticeable price reduction which, in turn, will lead to even stronger sales within the domestic market.”, continued Odnoblyudov. To achieve this goal, Optogan will enter into co-operation with both national and international lighting manufacturers.About Optogan GroupThe Optogan Group is one of the technology leaders in the manufacturing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). With proven innovative and cost-efficient solutions in the fields of high brightness chips, LED components, LED lamps and LED luminaires the company focuses on the needs of its customers. Optogan was founded in 2004 by three Russian scientists and entrepreneurs in Helsinki (Finland). Since 2005 Optogan GmbH has been developing chip technologies in Dortmund (Germany) and chip production in Landshut (Germany) and is currently ramping up its new production facility in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Optogan Group has sites at Landshut (Germany), Dortmund (Germany), Helsinki (Finland) and St. Petersburg (Russia).

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