Laser Specialist for over 40 Years

Milestones in the company history of Coherent-ROFIN

Being a global leader of industrial laser technology, ROFIN has been successfully in the market for over 40 years. Due to organic growth and strategic acquisitions, ROFIN has advanced the development of lasers for industrial material processing over the past decades and is continually expanding its product portfolio. With the merger with US laser company Coherent, Inc. in November 2016, the largest laser suppliers worldwide emerged, offering one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the world. Coherent-ROFIN is significantly contributing to the group’s presence in the industrial laser materials processing sector and strengthens its position in technological terms, especially in the area of high power fiber lasers.

ROFIN-SINAR Technologies was listed at the US technology stock exchange NASDAQ from 1996 until 2016, and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange from 2001 until 2016. In the course of the merger with Coherent ROFIN's shares were delisted.

Year Milestone
2016 Delisting from NASDAQ and the FSE
Merger with the US laser company Coherent, Inc. - the largest laser supplier worldwide emerges
2014 ROFIN acquires FiLaser’s assets including its unique laser cutting technology
2011 Foundation of ROFIN BAASEL India
2010 Acquisition of the LASAG group
2009 Acquisition of NELC, China
2008 Acquisition of Nufern, USA (Fiber laser technology)
Foundation of Nanjing Eastern Technologies and DILAS Diodelaser China
Foundation of ROFIN-BAASEL Swiss AG
2007 Acquisition of Corelase Oy, m2k-laser GmbH and ES Technology
Presentation of the first single-mode fiber laser
2006 Foundation of ROFIN-BAASEL Canada Ltd.
2005 Foundation of ROFIN-BAASEL China Co., Ltd.
2004 Acquisition of OPTOSKAND AB, Sweden, PRC Laser Corp. and Lee Laser, Inc.
2003 Introduction of the first disk laser
2002 Foundation of ROFIN-BAASEL Taiwan, Ltd. and ROFIN-Baasel Korea Co., Ltd
2001 Second listing at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Restructuring of the company into the three core competences ROFIN Laser Micro, ROFIN Laser Macro and ROFIN Laser Marking
2000 Acquisition of the Baasel Lasertech group, integration of the Laser for micro material processing into the ROFIN portfolio
1998 Foundation of ROFIN-SINAR UK Ltd.
1997 ROFIN takes over 80% of the shares of DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH
1996 Foundation of ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc., going public at NASDAQ, New York
1995 Delivery of the first diffusion cooled CO2 slab laser
1992 Introduction of an IC laser marker
1989 ROFIN takes over Laser-Optronic GmbH (laser marking systems)
1988 Acquisition of industrial laser category of Spectra Physics Inc., USA
1987 ROFIN-SINAR becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG
1982 Delivery of the first ROFIN CO2 laser of own production
1975 Foundation of ROFIN-SINAR Laser as agency of an US laser manufacturer