50th anniversary for laser product pioneer
Posted on 01 Sep 2019 and read 1956 times
FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving was founded in September 1969 in Lüdenscheid, Germany, as a “mould making and engraving company” with 15 employees.
Starting with mechanical engraving, the company (www.fobalaser.com
) has continued to develop the labelling of industrial products and components as a core business ever since.
The first laser system developed by FOBA — an Nd: YAG marking laser — was launched in 1991.
Focusing solely on laser technology since 2001, FOBA has become an international provider of marking lasers with almost 250 employees world-wide.
In 2009, the company was acquired by Alltec GmbH — the Lübeck-based manufacturer of laser marking machines, and the FOBA brand image was “renewed and sharpened” in 2011.
Since 2014, the sole headquarters, production and development site has been in Selmsdorf near Lübeck.
International service and sales are managed by the company headquarters, and by offices in Chicago and Shanghai.
The international focus and growth of the company have been supported by FOBA’s affiliation with the US-based Danaher Group.
FOBA’s main field of industrial activity is in the “sustainable marking of automotive components and medical-technology products, as well as in tool, metal and mould-making, to identify a large number of materials and products.”