Key dates

  • 1999

    Creation of LASEA

    Development of coating removal applications (patented)

  • 2000

    First industrial unit for glass coating removal

    Development of laser decontamination technology (patented)

  • 2002

    Development of plastic welding & marking technology

    Coating removal machines with worldwide glass manufacturers

  • 2004

    First 10 laser systems sold for pharmaceutical industry

    European FP6 project Naginels (Traceability and anti-counterfeiting applications)

  • 2006

    40th plastic welding systems

    First installations of “on-the-fly” film cutting & pharmaceutical traceability lines

  • 2007

    Creation of TrackInside (NaginelsTM technology)

    ITM award as “Best practice in process”

  • 2008

    Installation of plastic welding, marking, coating removal, and cutting production lines for pharmaceutical, automotive and beverage industries

    2.000.000 € Turnover reached

  • 2009

    Increase of plastic welding, marking, and coating removal installations

    First installation of femtosecond micromachining system

    New head office facilities

  • 2010

    Launch of the range intended for use in hospitals (camera and marking machine for surgical instruments) – the first range of products in this field (GZA Hospital Group, Antwerp).

    Entry of a French investment fund in the company’s capital.

  • 2011

    Launching of standard laser micromachining machines – first 2 references (Switzerland / Belgium)

    First line serialization for the pharmaceutical industry (Canada)

  • 2012

    Setting up of LASEA France (Bordeaux) – a company specialized in micromachining

  • 2013

    Launching of the new LS laser machines

  • 2014

    Trophy of Excellence 2014 (JPME = Day of SMEs)

    AWEX Export Award

  • 2015

    Expansion of the building (1.000 m²)

  • 2016

    Creation of LASEA United States

    First installation of an extreme precision machine in the US (0.2 µm)

  • 2017

    Creation of LASEA Switzerland

    WOW company acquisition, leader in automated solutions development

    Finalist at the competition of the promising company of ther year 2017

  • 2018

    Software LS-Plume launching

    First Award of the Export Competition 2018 organized by the AWEX (Walloon Agency for Export)

    “Micron d’Or” of Micronora in the category “Machines-Tools”

  • 2020

    LASEA acquires the OPTEC company, laser machines manufacturer, specialized in femtosecond and excimer lasers, dedicated to the medical and to the electronic industry.

    LASEA headquarter (Liège, Belgium) moves into a new building of 3500 sqm.

  • 2022

    LASEA acquires the French company Laser Cheval and the LASEA Group becomes the number 1 in Europe for laser micromachining.