LASEROPTIK GmbH was honored with the TRUMPF Supplier Award in the ”Best Innovator” category at the TRUMPF Supplier Day. The laudatory speech highlighted in particular the award winner’s commitment to the successful optimization of optical coatings, which TRUMPF uses for optics in special high-performance laser systems. Their performance depends largely on the optical components used, which are coated at LASEROPTIK GmbH using complex physical processes.

Owner and Managing Director Dr. Wolfgang Ebert accepted the award on behalf of his company from Jan Kistner, Head of Corporate Purchasing at TRUMPF, and laudator David Renner, who is responsible for the optics division in TRUMPF’s purchasing department in Ditzingen. Dr. Wolfgang Ebert expressed his thanks for the many years of inspiring collaboration, which he considers emblematic of the award. David Renner from TRUMPF also emphasized: ”I would like to highlight the always very constructive cooperation at all levels that has connected us for many years. The combination of technical excellence, fair dealings with each other and the pursuit of continuous improvement characterize the award winner and our joint partnership. Thank you for your ingenuity!”

TRUMPF presents the supplier award to the best TRUMPF suppliers every two years. Technical expertise, high quality, market-driven prices and high flexibility are still the most important requirements that TRUMPF places on its suppliers. A jury in purchasing evaluates the suppliers according to these categories and selects the winners of the in-house supplier award. This year in the categories: best overall performance production material, best overall performance corporate indirect procurement (CIP), innovation and sustainability. The high-tech company TRUMPF offers manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. The company is driving forward the digital networking of the manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offerings. TRUMPF is one of the technology and market leaders in machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing and industrial lasers. In 2022/23, the company generated sales of 5.4 billion euros with around 18,400 employees.

LASEROPTIK is a renowned manufacturer of optical coatings and laser optics and employs more than 40 coating machines with 7 different coating methods. Founded in 1984 as a spin-off from Hanover University, the company produces an average of 180,000 coated optics per year, mainly for laser applications in industry, medicine, space and research. For more information, please visit

Press release LASEROPTIK GmbH – November 16, 2023

Photo from left to right:
David Renner, Category Manager Optics TRUMPF
Dr. Wolfgang Ebert, Managing Director LASEROPTIK GmbH
Jan Kistner, Head of Corporate Purchasing TRUMPF