LaserTech was founded in 1984 and, today, supplies the global market with laser cutting services for ceramics.
In just a few short years, LaserTech grew to become the Nordic region’s leading thick film specialist.
Although it got off to a dramatic start, and there were many obstacles that repeatedly threatened to close the company as fast as it had been established, LaserTech’s director and founder, Jens Friis Østergaard, stood his ground. He knew that thick film technology was the future – and his belief in the company’s success led him to invest all of his assets in the project.
In the space of a few years, Jens Friis Østergaard became a well-known face in international forums and organisations, and he put the small Danish company on the world map.
Today, LaserTech supplies components to the aerospace industry, the automotive industry, the mobile phone market, the wind turbine industry, medical electronics and many more. One of LaserTech’s largest orders was for delivery of 3.5 million key components to a major German electronics manufacturer in the automotive industry.
LaserTech is a key Nordic supplier of customised solutions for international clients.
The future is secure
In a few years’ time, LaserTech will be passed on to the next generation, and Jens Friis Østergaard’s son, Klaus, will take the helm. However, there is nothing dramatic about this handover, since Klaus Friis Østergaard has been involved in LaserTech from the very beginning.
Over the past ten years, Klaus has stamped his indelible mark as quality assurance manager and, today, he has a hand in all strategic and managerial decisions.
The history in brief
- 1984 – Establishment of a public limited company – English partnership.
The foundation for the first laser is laid on Christmas Eve.
- 1985 – The company begins production at its first premises in Holte (north of Copenhagen).
The first client is from Australia.
Jens Friis Østergaard starts up production on his own. However, LaserTech soon needs to set up a three-shift system to keep up with demand.
- 1987 – LaserTech moves to Allerød, northern Zealand, to larger premises and acquires its third laser cutter.
???? ScreenTech – trademark protection is registered.
- 1989 – LaserTech grows steadily and expands its premises by acquiring the neighbouring building. Screen production moves to new buildings. New laser technology types and more laser capacity. 3.6 million key components are delivered to a major German electronics manufacturer for the automotive industry.
- 1992 – LaserTech buys out its English partner.
- 1993 – The company achieves ISO 9001 certification.
- 2005 – The process of handing over the company to the next generation begins. Jens’ son, Klaus Friis Østergaard, is the logical choice to take over the reins.
- 2011 – LaserTech is one of the first companies in Denmark to achieve TS16949 certification from Bureau Veritas. This is a requirement for any business supplying to the automotive industry.
- 2019 – At the age of 76, Jens Friis Østergaard is still the company CEO. However, Klaus Friis Østergaard (49) is positioned to take over LaserTech. The company has a staff of eleven.
Board of Directors
Chairman Peter Lambert
Jens F. Østergaard
Klaus F. Østergaard