LASE was founded on May 15th by the present CEO Dipl.-Ing. Achim Klingberg in Hünxe (Germany) in 1990. He was pioneering in the development and usage of laser measurement technology in the heavy industry. One of the first business deals was the delivery of 1D laser distance meters for the fill level detection of ladles to the smelter company “Krupp Mannesmann” in Duisburg. In this task lasers had to be able to measure on hot surfaces and these lasers also had to be protected against extreme heat. In this commission it was the task to develop an appropriate solution together with the customer. In the following years the product range has been extended. In the year 2001 2D laser scanners have been added and later, in 2005, the first 3D laser scanner has also been released by LASE. In order to process those complex measurement data from the 2D and 3D applications, the company LASE Systemtechnik GmbH was founded by Dipl.-Ing. Lars Ambrosy in Bremen (Germany) in 2001.