Grand Opening of Comet Group’s Lab One in San Jose, California
About 130 customers, partners, media, employees and invited guests from the Bay Area and beyond came together October 4th, 2017 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of Comet Group's Lab One. The working lab and testing environment is now available to many leading Silicon Valley businesses – acting as a key resource for a variety of testing and inspection services, as well as for opportunities to collaborate with Comet Group’s industry experts, who will be now be available for consultation, brainstorming and problem solving.
The great turn out to the highly anticipated opening was a great beginning to the story of Lab One and Comet Group's presence in North America. Yxlon is excited to not only provide the best in non-destructive testing to more customers than ever before, but also to work together with clients using Yxlon's latest technologies in digital X-ray, CT, and Metrology.
With pioneering solutions for a wide range of industries, Comet Group will support its clients by bringing greater safety and security, mobility, sustainability and efficiency to numerous areas of life. San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo, was on hand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and expressed appreciation for this commitment to the region by stating, “This type of offering is essential here in Silicon Valley and we are so grateful that you have chosen San Jose as the location to open this Lab".
By bringing Yxlon technologies together with the rest of Comet Group's innovations, we continue the strategy of delivering the power and potential of digital X-ray and CT to more and more companies and applications.
General Manager of YXLON International, Dr. Detlef Steck, stands in front of Lab One's YXLON MU2000-D CT system.
“Speed and agility are more important than ever given that companies’ innovation cycles get shorter and shorter,” said Paul Smith, General Manager for Lab One. “Lab One provides fast and easy access to our technologists and to our solutions, RF power, X-ray and ebeam.” Shannon Hart, SVP of Global Operations for Mattson Technology Inc. expressed excitement about Comet Group’s expansion by saying, "It will be great to have close collaboration between engineering and development teams to help speed up the product development process".
Victor Sloan, President of Victor Aviation summed up the core of Lab One right to the point by saying “What I’m most excited about is the fact that Lab One is an open-door organization that will help companies of all sizes, including mine".
We hope that this lab continues to spark imagination, innovation, and collaboration for years to come.