As early as the 1980s, Laser 2000 founder Armin Luft recognized that photonics was the basis of our future. At that time, the industry was still in its infancy, with research and development taking place around the world to advance the technology and make the best possible use of it. In order to benefit locally from this global progress, Armin Luft founded Laser 2000 in 1986, a move by the visionary that laid the foundation for an international exchange that has benefited not only photonics but also numerous applications.
Over the years, Laser 2000 has evolved into a company that incorporates experts and expertise in all areas of photonics under one roof. This makes us a consultant who advises customers not only on specific products, but on entire projects. Our broad experience in diverse application fields allows us to develop individual solutions that are tailored to each project goal.
Andreas Boerner takes the helm at Laser 2000, and Armin Luft continues as a consultant on the advisory board.
Gimv invests in Laser 2000 and acquires a majority stake.
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.
Laser 2000 and Opto start cooperation with "plug-and-play" imaging modules.
SWIR cameras with innovative Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) technology in the Laser 2000 portfolio.
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.
WE ENABLE OUR PARTNERS TO APPLY PHOTONICS TO THE INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH OF TOMORROW.
To achieve that, we focus on innovation, top quality, and, above all, on encouraging the knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm of our employees. We offer a tailored consulting and product portfolio for optical technologies - in all industries and application areas.Our goal is to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction and further expand our leading position on the European photonics market in the “century of photons.“
We navigate through the developments in technology and the market together on the ideal path.
In developing the best solution, we integrate the views of our customers, suppliers and colleagues.
It is our aim to continuously expand our knowledge and to apply this for our mutual benefit.
To achieve the most fruitful result for all parties involved, we try out unusual ways or solutions.
For long-term relations, we bring together joint needs economically, ecologically and socially.