The Stifterverband (the Donors’ Association) has awarded Laser Components with the “Innovative through Research” seal. Every two years, companies that strengthen Germany as a location for innovation are honoured through their research and development work. The cross-disciplinary team of developers is an important success factor for the medium-sized family business from Olching near Munich. In addition to working on new products and custom solutions in laser optics, fibre optics, and electronics, the physicists and engineers are also involved in numerous research projects.
In the development of new products and technologies, Laser Components deliberately pursues a cross-disciplinary approach in which the individual team members contribute their own expert knowledge and at the same time inspire each other by exchanging ideas with other departments. In this way, the company succeeds in turning new ideas into products ready for series production in a short time.
Furthermore, this medium-sized company maintains constant contact with universities and research institutes. Students working on the practical part of their bachelor’s or master’s degree are almost an everyday sight at Laser Components. It is not uncommon for this activity to lead to a permanent position at the company further down the road.
“This seal is the recognition of years of successful research and development work,” says Dr. Lars Mechold, technical director at Laser Components. “Without the commitment and innovative spirit of our R&D team, many of our custom product solutions would not be possible.”