M SQUARED, the Glasgow-based photonics and quantum technology pioneer, has announced its expansion into Germany with the establishment of a Berlin office.

The Scottish company also said Dr Thomas Laurent will head up the new Berlin office which joins its additional locations in London, Surrey and the US.

Mr Laurent is new to M Squared but has almost 20 years of experience in the photonics industry, and he will manage the sales activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The company will offer sales and support for the its growing European customer base through a team of scientific product specialists, and support teams.

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New staff numbers are not yet known, but there are 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, with over 60 per cent of its team working in high-value scientific and technical roles.

Mr Laurent said he is looking forward to “presenting the latest photonics platforms and introducing ground-breaking quantum technology systems and applications to the scientific and research communities across the region”.