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About us

BLS Lasertechnology GmbH is an owner-managed company with many years of experience in laser processing. It is considered a leading expert for complex orders in the field of laser material processing of metal components – especially in laser welding and laser metal deposition (LMD).

The BLS Core Team

The BLS team has extensive and deep expertise in laser processing. With a pronounced problem-solving competence, BLS helps its customers from the development of new components to serial production. The team is based at the BLS site in Grafenau-Döffingen, near Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany.

Managing Director

Dr. Philipp Benzinger

In addition to managing the company, Mr. Benzinger focuses on sales and industrial customers as well as human resources and finance. Prior to BLS, he worked for Daimler AG and was managing director of a medium-sized company in welding technology, among others. Mr. Benzinger holds a degree in industrial engineering.

Head of Production and Development

Carsten Paul

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Paul is primarily responsible for production and development at BLS. He has over 20 years of experience in laser material processing, including 17 years at TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH. Mr. Paul graduated as a mechanical engineer / SGD and is a master of precision mechanics.

Head of Application Development

Ramona Geissler

Ms. Geissler is mainly responsible for application development and is deputy production manager. Before joining BLS, Ms. Geissler headed the Laser Cutting and Powder Cladding team at Trumpf's Laser Application Center in Ditzingen. Ms. Geissler has over 14 years of experience in laser material processing and is a graduate engineer (FH) in the field of laser technology.

Founder of BLS, Head of Design Engineering

Joachim Martin

As a founding partner, Mr. Martin has over 35 years of experience in laser processing, including 17 years at TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH. His focus is on design, fixture construction and optimization of laser systems. Mr. Martin holds a degree in engineering.

Head of Quality, welding engineer

Steffen Stork

With more than 14 years of experience in laser material processing, Mr. Stork leads the quality management and is the contact for material science questions at BLS. Previously, he was Global Process Specialist at a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Mr. Stork holds a degree in engineering and has additional training as a welding engineer (IWE/SFI)

Manager HR & Finance

Nina Reichart

Ms. Reichart manages the areas HR and finance, and is our primary contact for all commercial topics. As business economist, she has over 15 years of professional experience in German Mittelstand companies.

Accounting, financials and order processing

Sandra Reinert

Ms. Reinert has over 15 years of experience in the field of financial accounting and in the support of customers and key accounts. If you have any questions about financial accounting, accounts receivable management and general order processing, Ms. Reinert is at your side as a competent contact person.

Trust in over 35 years of experience.

With extensive laser experience, BLS supports customers as a contract manufacturer from parameter determination / basic development through prototype production to serial production. A high-performance machine park and different laser types enable an overall optimized service offering. The quality management system and exchange with leading research institutions ensure quality at the highest level.

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Company history

Since its foundation in 2002, BLS Lasertechnology GmbH has grown steadily and has developed into a leading supplier of laser processing of metal components. As a laser technology company, BLS is characterized by in-depth expertise, many years of experience and a powerful, flexible machine park with various Trumpf laser systems.

Beginning 2002

Foundation of BLS Lasertechnology GmbH by
former Trumpf employees and laser pioneers
Wolfgang Bartel and Joachim Martin
Beginning 2002

Mid 2002

Winning the first serial production
order from a leading company in
the German automotive industry
Mid 2002

April 2002

Investment in the first
two own Trumpf laser processing
centers (CO2 laser)
April 2002


Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001, move to new production and office building in Grafenau near Stuttgart, and investment in further Trumpf laser systems


Investment in another
Trumpf laser processing center
with YAG laser (solid-state laser)


Construction of a new production
hall to support the growth and
further expansion of BLS Lasertechnology GmbH.


Entry of Dr. Philipp Benzinger
as second Managing director
and co-partner


Expansion of the management team with laser expert Carsten Paul and expansion of the range of services with additive laser metal deposition


ISO 14001 certification and
expansion of the team through another
laser expert and welding engineer (IWE/SFI)

Today, BLS Lasertechnology is considered an expert for individual and customized solutions in laser welding, laser metal deposition, 3D laser cutting and laser hardening. A team of experienced employees ensures the best quality and fast, flexible processing of orders.

With three production areas and its own logistics area, the production facility in Grafenau-Döffingen near Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) offers sufficient space for the delivery, storage, cleaning and processing of series orders. Even large-scale with annual quantities in the million range present no problem for the facility.

A total of 8 laser systems with different Trumpf lasers (CO2 laser, YAG / solid-state laser) – enable a wide range in 3D laser processing and laser surface treatment. The machinery allows the processing of different materials and geometries.

We support you

Do you need help with laser processing or require support in your product development process (PEP) with regard to joining methods?

BLS Lasertechnology Standort Grafenau-Doeffingen Stuttgart

A large part of the laser applications consists of laser welding of metal parts, such as laser welding of stainless steel, laser welding of titanium or laser welding of aluminum. Laser welding of copper and laser welding of nickel are also increasingly being performed by BLS in the course of electromobility.

Over many years, BLS has built up a broad customer base with a large number of long-term partnerships. Customers are leading companies from a wide range of industries, such as the automotive industry, the commercial vehicle industry, machine and plant engineering, toolmaking, the power tools sector, and the aerospace industry.

The BLS team is looking forward to supporting other customers with laser know-how in the future.