Press release - LPKF Laser Welding

Press release
10 Years of Laser Plastic Welding
An outstanding example of close co-operation between science and busiContact:
Marika Nitscher
[email protected]
Tel. +49 (0)9131 61657-17
Fax +49 (0)9131 61657-77
ness: the Laser Welding Division of LPKF Laser & Electronics AG (LPKF)
celebrates its 10th anniversary in July. In 2001, LPKF and former staff of
the Bavarian laser centre established LaserQuipment AG, which subsequently merged in 2005 with LPKF to form a separate business division.
LPKF Laser Welding develops and markets systems for the throughtransmission laser welding of plastics. In addition to production and development activities, LPKF operates a special Application Center for laser
plastic welding at its Erlangen facility. Laser plastic welding is able to substitute conventional methods, in particular for complex joining tasks.
In 2009, in the middle of the financial crisis, the unit achieved a record
turnover of Euro 5.3 million, only to beat this record again by a huge mar-
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG gin of 55 percent during financial year 2010, achieving sales of Euro 8.2
Laser Welding Division
million. Reaching the Euro 10 million mark is a strong possibility in 2011.
Gundstr. 15
D-91056 Erlangen
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Dr. Ingo Bretthauer (CEO)
Bernd Lange (CTO)
Kai Bentz (CFO)
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Frank Brunnecker is in charge of laser welding at LPKF Laser & Electronics AG.
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The team of LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Laser Welding Division
About LPKF
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG manufactures machines and laser systems
used in electronics fabrication, medical technology, the automotive sector,
and the production of solar cells. Around 20 percent of the workforce is
engaged in research and development.
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