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History

Key Milestones in SCANLAB's Development:

 

1990

Scanlab GmbH is founded by Dr. Hans J. Langer and located in Planegg (a Munich suburb).

Development of first scan head with integrated control.

1996

Company moves to nearby Puchheim.

1999

New name: SCANLAB AG, staff grows to some 50 employees.

2003

Founding of subsidiary SCANLAB America, Inc., USA, for better support of US market.

Introduction of intelliSCAN product line with remote-diagnostics functionality.

2005

Move-in to new corporate headquarters in Siemensstraße (Puchheim).

2006

Introduction of intelliWELD scan systems for high-power and welding applications.

2009

Acquisition of SCANLAB Systems Engineering, Inc., USA, as additional R&D site for scan technology and calibration systems.

The company group grows to 100+ employees.

2010

Development and market introduction of laserDESK laser materials processing software.

2011

Investment in Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH in Garching, Germany for  robot-assisted remote laser welding.

2013

Full acquisition of Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH.

Product palette expanded to include ultra-high-efficiency scan heads with digital encoders for precision applications.

2014

Founding of Blackbird Robotics, Inc., USA.

Some 20,000 scan systems delivered annually to customers in 38 countries.

2015

25-year company anniversary and construction start of third extension to SCANLAB's headquarters.

Continuous company growth with over 200 employees.

Founding of Blackbird Robotics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China.

Acquisition of Next Scan Technology BVBA, Belgium, and integration as competence center for polygon scanner systems.

2016

Blackbird Robotersysteme opens laser application lab in Detroit, Michigan / USA.  

Reorganization for further growth: Core business operations transferred to SCANLAB GmbH. The affiliated companies Blackbird Robotersysteme and Next Scan Technology become associated companies of SCANLAB.

2017

Corporate headquarters in Puchheim, Germany enlarged to 12,000 m2 (129,167 ft2) of floor space for offices and production.

SCANLAB grows to more than 300 employees.

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