Company timeline

1985

Qualified industrial engineer, Kurt-Michael Zimmermann, establishes the company Z-LASER in Freiburg i. Br. Initially the company specialises in innovative development of laser systems as positioning aids.

 

1989

Introduction of the first laser projection systems for CNC machines at the wood industry trade fair, LIGNA, in Hannover.

 

1991

Development of the 3D measurement system Vision 2000 and introduction of the first diode laser.

 

1992

Development and patenting of laser levelling systems.

 

1995

Introduction of the ZP, the first cooled industrial line laser called "the champion".

 

1996

Development of the first DPSS laser.

 

1999

Intensive expansion of the global sales network.

 

2000

Z-LASER is well-established on the market with individual laser systems. Z-LASER is the market leading laser manufacturer for the clothing industry, tyre manufacturing, the concrete and prefabricated housing industry and medical technology. The demand extends across industries. The company strikes out in a new direction.

 

2001

Merger of the company Lasertechnik Deutschland GmbH.

 

2002

Patents and utility pattern for speed-related laser projector power control, new optics, mechanical and electronic designs.

 

2005

Relocation to the new company building on the Freiburg Merzhausen industrial estate.

 

2007

Establishment of UK sales office.

 

2008

Establishment of the Z-LASER Italia S.r.l. (Milan).

 

2009

Z-LASER is represented in more than 40 countries and employs more than 70 employees in the Freiburg i. Br. headquarters alone.

 

2010

Establishment of Z-LASER America Inc. (Montreal).

 

2011

Introduction of the ZQ product range.
Installation of a solar park at the headquarters.

 

2012

Expansion of in-house production and adjustment of capacities to sales growth.

Establishment of the sales office in China/Shanghai.

 

2013

Introduction of the fiber coupled laser ZFSM / ZFMM.
Introduction of the Z3D-Control, a camera and laser based 3D measurement system.

 

2014

Introduction of the movable line laser system Z-MLLS.

Optimization of international network for sales offices and partners.

 

2015

Z-LASER works together with 60 distributors worldwide and has about 85 employees.

Strong growth in customized laser solutions for OEM business.