The activities of SLCR Lasertechnik began long before its actual establishment. Already in the beginning of the eighties, the company Urenco, based in Jülich, started its development of pulsed TEA-CO2 lasers. After more than ten years of development, Urenco started the cooperation with the surface specialist Schlick in Greven. From the middle of the 90s, both companies pursued in a corporate development a new challenging aim: using laser also for the precise treatment of large areas. After first successes, the SLCR Lasertechnik GmbH was founded in Jülich in 1997, as a management buy-out.