Subsidiary Germany


Germany is the cradle of Leister. It was in 1949 in Solingen (North Rhine-Westphalia) where it all began with the launch of the portable vacuum cleaner Leister FIX W200. Soon afterwards, the first Leister KOMBI hot air tool for welding thermoplastic polymers was introduced.

Throughout the years, Leister not only expanded its range of innovative and high-quality products, but also continuously expanded its presence on the German market through a broad distribution network. Leister Technologies GmbH was founded in 1999 with the original intention to better serve the laser plastic welding market. By taking over two former distributors in 2016 and 2017, Leister expanded its strategic coverage of the German market. Leister Technologies Deutschland GmbH, based in Hagen, Germany, is a subsidary of the Swiss Leister Group. With an additional office in Solingen and numerous agencies throughout Germany, Leister is always close at hand.



  • Foundation Karl Leister Elektro-Gerätebau in Solingen


  • Foundation of Leister Technologies GmbH in Aachen for the distribution of laser systems


  • Acquisition of Klappenbach GmbH in Hagen


  • Initial operation of new laser laboratory in Hagen
  • Acquisition of Heisslufttechnik Flocke GmbH in Solingen


  • Integration of Heisslufttechnik Flocke GmbH into Leister Technologies Deutschland GmbH

Scope of Services Leister

Product demo and test center
Repair and service center
Test laboratory for laser welding
Rental service
Training center
Welding tests and application support
Technical advice and support
Trainings and webinars
Online shop

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