A Parisian firm founded in 2003 and specializing in the design and production of optical components, Kylia has chosen Bordeaux to open its new premises, in the Cité de la Photonique (Pessac).
An attractive photonics ecosystem
Kylia was won over by the dynamism of the Bordeaux region in the field of photonics, particularly the presence of the “Route des Lasers” competitiveness cluster, and optics and lasers technology center Alphanov.
Laser Mégajoule, Institut d’optique, Alphanov, PetaWatt…. Bordeaux is indeed the European region with the strongest presence in the development of optics and laser technology.
In September 2016, Kylia will set up its base in Elnath, the new building in the Cité de la Photonique, and plans to recruit a dozen new employees in the next three years, primarily optical engineers and technicians.
The Cité de la Photonique is near the university campus and laboratories and hosts 250 employees across 25 companies.
Invest in Bordeaux assisted in the relocation of Kylia, and organized a discovery weekend with its employees last April.
A production and R & D center
Kylia develops and manufactures optical components and instruments using an ultra-precise assembly technology.
The products marketed by KYLIA are used by manufacturers in the fields of fiber optic telecommunications, metrology and space technology.
Kylia works in close collaboration with private and public research laboratories, which draw on the expertise of its engineers to design optical systems used in fundamental or applied research.
Since 2014, KYLIA has been working with the Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) to industrialize and commercialize a millimeter-precision displacement measurement system based on a network of geolocated sensors (GEOCUBES).
This system is used to monitor areas at considerable risk of ground movement, volcanic areas, buildings and engineering structures.