News › TRUMPF expands its busi­ness with ultras­hort pulse lasers for sci­en­ti­fic and indus­trial applications

High-tech com­pany TRUMPF has acqui­red an 80 per­cent stake in Active Fiber Sys­tems GmbH (AFS), a com­pany based in Jena, Ger­many, that spe­cia­li­zes in fiber lasers.
AFS deve­lops and manu­fac­tures ultras­hort-pulse laser sys­tems and fiber-laser sys­tems used pri­ma­rily in sci­ence and rese­arch. In addi­tion to basic rese­arch, its
areas of appli­ca­tion include the gene­ra­tion of extre­mely short-wave­length light with high cohe­rence, bio­me­di­cal ima­ging and mate­rial processing.
As a majo­rity stake­hol­der in AFS, TRUMPF hopes to leverage syn­er­gies in the rese­arch and fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of its exis­ting ultras­hort-pulse laser portfolio
and to expand its busi­ness in this gro­wing field.
Foun­ded in Jena in 2009, Active Fiber Sys­tems 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 as majo­rity stake­hol­der. Both par­ties have agreed not to dis­c­lose details about the transaction.