21 - 23 Jun 2022 International Trade Fair for Laser Material Processing

Review 2018

In its sixth edition LASYS underlines its strong emphasis on the users. The positive mood in the market for laser material processing was very apparent on all three days in Hall 4 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. 5,800 visitors obtained information from 189 exhibitors from 23 nations on the use of lasers in industrial production.



Data that convince


  • 5.800 visitors from 39 countries
  • 24% international visitors
  • 78% of the visitors would recommend the trade fair
  • The average visitors rating is 2,1


Exhibitor statements

  • "We were pleased with the numerous contacts to potential customers and other interested persons, and during the trade fair we conducted good discussions with a specialist public on all aspects of laser welding."

    Nikolas Meyer, Sales Manager, EMAG Automation GmbH

  • "For us, as one of the worldwide largest laser trade fairs, LASYS is a must-attend event, and again this year it fully met our expectations. At the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, we had excellent opportunities to strengthen our market position and to present ourselves in 2018, among other things for the first time as a representative of Foshan Beyond Laser Technology. We adapt their products to European specifications, market them and also provide support."

    Dagmar Smrcinová, Operating and Marketing Director of the Czech exhibitor 4ISP s.r.o.

  • "LASYS allows us to demonstrate the easy integration of our components – from the beam source to the sensors. We have contact with experts from the sector and can exchange ideas and opinions on future themes such as electromobility and Industry 4.0."

    Dr. Rüdiger Brockmann, Director Product Industry Management & Marketing, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

  • "We are delighted with the course of the tenth Stuttgart Laser Technology Forum, and for the first time we registered over 300 participants. The visitors praise above all the combination of visionary plenary sessions and specialist presentations. Furthermore, it was again apparent that holding the trade fair and the congress in parallel has a beneficial effect on both."

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf, Director of Institute of Laser Tools (IFSW) at the University of Stuttgart

  • "Previously we have rather presented ourselves at large trade fairs, and this year we decided to take part for the first time as an exhibitor at the LASYS specialist trade fair. We were overwhelmed by the positive response and conducted so many discussions with end customers that our expectations were exceeded. Furthermore, another positive finding was that the visitors came to the hall with concrete tasks and discussed approaches to solutions with various exhibitors."

    Christoph Stahr, General Manager, Head of Sales & Product Management Laser Marking & Processing, Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG

  • "The exhibitors of this year's LASYS were delighted to report that many visitors came from nearly all target sectors. The response to the invitations was remarkably good. This reflects the good reputation that LASYS has meanwhile achieved. Furthermore, the exhibitors were able to welcome both purchasers of complete system solutions and integrators of various expansion stages at their stands. They also reported various discussions with production planners from the automobile industry, relating to current projects or future procurement requirements. Finally, we noted that the use of lasers in electromobility was discussed intensively and with positive expectations for the future. Speaking of the future, the current robust growth has recently been affected only by the insufficient availability of specialist personnel. Accordingly, for the second time we carried out a young talent campaign with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research at LASYS, in which we again succeeded in impressing school-leavers with comprehensible exhibits and inspiring a fascination for laser technology and photonics. The hands-on workshops, where electrical components could be tried out, met with a very positive response in the young target group."

    Gerhard Hein, Head of the Laser and Laser Systems Working Group and Manager of the Economics and Statistics Division of the Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems in the VDMA

Impressions 2018