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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.





2018

Laser 2000 Iberia, is being put on a new footing.

2016

25-year company anniversary of Laser 2000 SAS.

2016

Armin Luft is appointed a Senator of the German Economy.

2009

Sales office opens in Vienna.

2006

Foundation of Laser 2000 SAS in Madrid, Spain.

2003

Takeover of Arbus Optronics in Norrköping, Sweden, which is renamed as Laser 2000 Nordics. Sales offices open in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

1998

Foundation of Laser 2000 SA in Brussels, Belgium.

1992

Move into new building with showroom, application rooms with optical tables for tests and feasibility studies, seminar rooms, storage, and administration.

1991

Foundation of Laser 2000 SAS in Paris, France.

1988

Relocation due to lack of space to Puchheim, near Munich.

2018

Gimv invests in Laser 2000 and acquires a majority stake.

2017

Laser 2000 becomes the first company to offer blue lasers in the KW range.

2016

30-year company anniversary of Laser 2000 GmbH.

2011

For the first time, Laser 2000 generates more than €50 million in sales, with the help of 100 employees.

2008

Laser 2000 SAS, France opens sales office in Bordeaux.

2005

Strategic alliance with 3D Micromac, Chemnitz, for the development and marketing of laser-assisted systems for ophthalmics.

1999

Foundation of Laser 2000 CV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1995

Foundation of Laser 2000 AG in Zurich, Switzerland.

1992

Foundation of Laser 2000 UK in Northampton, England.

1991

Construction begins on the company’s own building in Wessling/Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich.

1986

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.