The Swiss company Lasag AG was founded on March 4th, 1974 as a whollyowned subsidiary of Asuag, (Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhren AG), to manufacture lasers for drilling watch jewels. Since then the company has sold more than 4,000 lasers to around 1,500 customers worldwide. Lasag AG has belonged to the Swatch Group since 1998, before the company based on Lake Thun became a member of the Rofin Group in October 2010, thereby gaining access to its global sales and service network, as well as the internal Rofin technology pool. In June of this year, RofinLasag AG celebrated the 40th company’s anniversary with three separate celebrations. As well as customers and suppliers, guests from politics, science, employees and their families all came together at various events. Said Andreas Ewald, Managing Director of Rofinlasag AG: “In its 40 years history, Lasag has repeatedly helped to shape the technological change. Because the change from lamppumped laser sources to fibre laser sources went well, we can now also continue to forge ahead with our process development in the area of ultrashort pulse laser technology thanks to the possibilities in the Rofin Group”.