Since its founding 50 years ago in September 1969, FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving (an Alltec brand; Selmsdorf, Germany) has evolved from a craft shop for mold making into an international provider system solutions for laser marking.
The company was founded in Lüdenscheid, Germany, as a mold making and engraving company with 15 employees, and has grown to almost 250 employees worldwide. Starting with mechanical engraving, the company has continued to develop the labeling of industrial products and components as a core business. The basis for its expertise in developing complex control systems was the production of hot runner control units and other electronic components. The first laser system the company developed was launched in 1991 as a Nd:YAG marking laser.
In 2009, laser marking machine maker Alltec (Lübeck, Germany) acquired FOBA. The FOBA brand was also continued after the company consolidation and strengthened in 2011 by renewing and sharpening its brand image. Since 2014, the sole headquarters and production and development site lie in Selmsdorf (near Lübeck). International service and sales are managed by the company headquarters and offices in Chicago, IL, and Shanghai, China, with further support by its affiliation with the Danaher Group (Washington, DC).
FOBA's main field of industrial activity is in the area of sustainable marking of automotive components and medical technology products. The company offers marking workstations as well as components for integration into production lines, which are optionally equipped with a marking head-integrated camera system for automated parts recognition and mark alignment. The camera-controlled marking units use the HELP and IMP marking principles for intelligent mark positioning and laser marking without product fixtures.
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