LPKF at a glance
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE is a globally active technology company based in Garbsen near Hanover. As a laser specialist, LPKF has unique expertise in the fields of laser technology, precision mechanics and software. The company continuously invests in the development of innovative processes to give its customers a competitive edge and open up new growth markets.
Pioneer and solution provider since 1976
LPKF's laser systems are critical to the development and production of printed circuit boards, microchips, automotive parts, solar modules and many other components. With LPKF systems, customers are producing ever smaller and/or more precise components. At the same time, they can increase the functionality of these components and take advantage of new design possibilities. LPKF also offers solutions for the analysis of biological materials in the nanolitre range for pharmaceutical research. The LPKF Glass Foundry supplies customers from various industries with high-precision components made of glass.
Megatrends in the target markets offer good growth opportunities
The megatrends of miniaturization, carbon neutrality, connectivity, and demographic change require technological transformations. LPKF offers its customers solutions to become more resource efficient, reduce hazardous materials and waste, and save energy.
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE has its headquarters in Garbsen near Hanover. The company is represented in more than 70 countries, has eleven subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America, and is broadly positioned worldwide with a total of around 750 employees.
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE shares are listed in the Prime Standard segment of Deutsche Börse.
LPKF Group Structure
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE Garbsen/Germany
|Sales and Service companies
|LPKF WeldingQuipment GmbH
Fürth/Germany (100 %)
|LPKF Distribution Inc.
Tualatin (Portland)/US (100%)
|LPKF SolarQuipment GmbH
|LPKF Shanghai Co., Ltd.
|LPKF Laser & Electronics d.o.o.
|LPKF (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, Shenzhen/China (100%)
|LPKF (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
|LPKF Laser & Electronics K.K.
|LPKF Laser & Electronics Korea Ltd.
|LPKF Laser & Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Bac Ninh/Vietnam (100%)
Chronicle of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Foundation of LPKF on August 4th
Engineer Juergen Seebach develops the first mechanical process for creating printed circuit boards.
A New Technology
In 1989 LPKF develops a process for laser-based PCB structuring.
LPKF moves into its new headquarters at Garbsen near Hannover.
A Spirit of Innovation
LPKF presents the first StencilLaser system for manufacturing SMD stencils
LPKF goes public and raises capital for future innovations.
Laser Plastic Welding
LPKF joins forces with an expert team for Laser Plastic Welding from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and opens up new markets such as the automotive.
Milestone for LDS-Technology
LPKF’s Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) process is used for the high-volume manufacturing of anteannaes.
LPKF enters the Photvoltaic Market
LPKF develops and manufactures laser systems for structuring thin-film solar modules at its site in Suhl/Germany.
LPKF receives the prestigious HERMES Award for the Fusion 3D structurer.
Digital Printing Technology
LPKF develops Laser Transfer Printing (LTP), a new technology for printing functional pastes and colors. LTP makes new applications in the automotive industry, printed glass manufacturing, and other sectors possible.
Opening of Vitrion Foundry
PKF produces glass microstructure components with its patented LIDE technology for various clients, especially in the display and semiconductor sectors, in Garbsen.
Smart Move with Biotec
LPKF moves part of its ARRALYZE division to Boston, USA. Under the name ARRALYZE, LPKF develops systems and solutions for biomedical applications in Garbsen
LPKF's mission statement: Success is Teamwork
1. We work for the success of our customers.
Benefiting our customers is the focus of our work. All our activities and decisions are aimed at improving the competitiveness of our customers through technological advancement and cost savings.
2. We utilize success to sustainably strengthen LPKF.
A successful enterprise is in the interest of customers, business partners, employees, and shareholders. Our particular focus is therefore on strengthening the company’s innovative resources and profitability to lay the foundations for sustained, long-term growth.
3. We focus on leading positions in technology.
LPKF is a technology group. We shape the technological progress and gain leading market positions through the strength of our superior solutions. We concentrate our efforts on products with the potential to become the number one or number two in market position.
4. We work internationally and partnership-based.
A sense of professional partnership characterizes our relationships: with customers, suppliers and distributors as well as with companies and individual employees within the LPKF group. As part of an internationally active group, we strive for understanding and cooperation between various cultures and philosophies, and always place our common interests at the forefront of international relations.
5. We deliver quality.
The high quality of our products is the key to customer satisfaction. All employees shoulder responsibility for the quality of the work we do for our customers. LPKF promotes the professional qualifications of its employees to sustain the high quality of LPKF products.
6. We do our share to protect the environment.
With laser-based technology we help to reduce waste. It is our policy to continue on the path of environmental awareness with our eco-friendly product design and sustainable business practices.
7. We are concerned about the health and well-being of all of our colleagues
Health and well-being are the foundation for success. This is why staying healthy and ensuring workplace safety are high priorities for us.
8. We continually strive for improvement.
We are never satisfied with the status quo. Instead, we constantly aim to optimize our products and the processes required for their development and production. It goes without saying that our corporate culture is open and encourages learning and constructive criticism.
9. We take corporate social responsibility very seriously.
Our responsibility extends to our customers, employees, business partners, shareholders and the public. Being a good corporate citizen includes obeying applicable laws at all times and everywhere, respecting ethical principles and pursuing sustainability. The LPKF Compliance Code supports us in this endeavor.