Trumpf acquires ultrafast laser system manufacturer

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Active Fiber Systems is now a member of the Trumpf Group. (Image: Trumpf)

Trumpf has acquired an 80 per cent stake in Active Fiber Systems (AFS), a developer and manufacturer of ultrafast laser systems and fibre laser systems, based in Jena, Germany.

AFS’ systems are used primarily in science and research. Their areas of application also include the generation of extremely short-wavelength light with high coherence, biomedical imaging and material processing.

As the new majority stakeholder, Trumpf hopes to leverage synergies in the research and further development of its existing ultrafast laser portfolio and expand its business in this growing field.

Founded in Jena in 2009, AFS has a workforce of 37 employees. Trumpf plans to retain the location in Jena and build on the research-driven company’s independent standing even after the takeover.

Both parties have agreed not to disclose details about the transaction.

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