Key Milestones in SCANLAB's Development:
Scanlab GmbH is founded by Dr. Hans J. Langer and located in Planegg (a Munich suburb).
Development of first scan head with integrated control.
Company moves to nearby Puchheim.
New name: SCANLAB AG, staff grows to some 50 employees.
Founding of subsidiary SCANLAB America, Inc., USA, for better support of US market.
Introduction of intelliSCAN product line with remote-diagnostics functionality.
Move-in to new corporate headquarters in Siemensstraße (Puchheim).
Introduction of intelliWELD scan systems for high-power and welding applications.
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.
Development and market introduction of laserDESK laser materials processing software.
Investment in Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH in Garching, Germany for robot-assisted remote laser welding.
Full acquisition of Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH.
Product palette expanded to include ultra-high-efficiency scan heads with digital encoders for precision applications.
Founding of Blackbird Robotics, Inc., USA.
Some 20,000 scan systems delivered annually to customers in 38 countries.
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.
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.
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.