When Armin Luft founded the company in the mid-1980s, he did not yet know the he was laying the foundations for a photonics success story. At the turn of the century, however, it became clear the electronics had meet their successor: photonics.
Andreas Boerner takes the helm at Laser 2000, and Armin Luft continues as a consultant on the advisory board.
Laser 2000 Iberia, is being put on a new footing.
25-year company anniversary of Laser 2000 SAS.
Armin Luft is appointed a Senator of the German Economy.
Sales office opens in Vienna.
Foundation of Laser 2000 SAS in Madrid, Spain.
Takeover of Arbus Optronics in Norrköping, Sweden, which is renamed as Laser 2000 Nordics. Sales offices open in Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Foundation of Laser 2000 SA in Brussels, Belgium.
Move into new building with showroom, application rooms with optical tables for tests and feasibility studies, seminar rooms, storage, and administration.
Foundation of Laser 2000 SAS in Paris, France.
Relocation due to lack of space to Puchheim, near Munich.
Gimv invests in Laser 2000 and acquires a majority stake.
Laser 2000 becomes the first company to offer blue lasers in the KW range.
30-year company anniversary of Laser 2000 GmbH.
For the first time, Laser 2000 generates more than €50 million in sales, with the help of 100 employees.
Laser 2000 SAS, France opens sales office in Bordeaux.
Strategic alliance with 3D Micromac, Chemnitz, for the development and marketing of laser-assisted systems for ophthalmics.
Foundation of Laser 2000 CV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Foundation of Laser 2000 AG in Zurich, Switzerland.
Foundation of Laser 2000 UK in Northampton, England.
Construction begins on the company’s own building in Wessling/Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich.
Foundation of Laser 2000 in Munich by Armin Luft, with the aim of bringing lasers and photonics to a broad clientele and making the advantages of this technology available to everyone through products from world-leading, innovative companies.