Evosys Laser GmbH from Erlangen wins Best of Industry Award in the plastics technology category. The award is presented annually by MM MaschinenMarkt together with the trade magazines PROCESS, LABORPRAXIS and DeviceMed. The innovative and patented AQW process convinced the jury and the readers here as well.

Erlangen, January 2023: The Erlangen-based company develops and manufactures laser welding systems for processing plastics. These are used, for example, in the automotive, medical technology or consumer product industries. Laser welding of plastics is an established and widely used manufacturing process. It is valued above all for its reliability, cleanliness and cost-effectiveness.

Now EVOSYS has been honored with the Best of Industry Award in the category ‘plastics technology’. Today more than ever, industry needs innovations and new approaches to master the challenges of the present and the future. Already since 2016, the Best of Industry Award answers the questions which solutions stand out from the crowd and offer real added value. A pre-selection by experts is followed by a vote by readers.

After five months of voting, during which almost 20,000 votes were cast, the winners of the Best of Industry Award have now been determined. In the plastics technology category, EVOSYS came out on top with its patented AQW laser welding process (Advanced Quasi-Simultaneous Welding).

The new variant of laser welding of plastics combines two laser beam sources and wavelengths. “This approach is aimed in particular at significantly reducing welding times and extending the process window in quasi-simultaneous welding,” explains Lea Sauerwein, responsible development engineer at EVOSYS. By using two different wavelengths, the input of radiant energy and heat can be better controlled. This enables a more reliable and faster welding process.

The award ceremony took place online on Monday, December 12, 2022 and can be viewed at any time at www.bestofindustry.de


Evosys Laser GmbH develops and manufactures customized systems for laser welding of plastics at its Erlangen site. With its employees’ many years of market and process experience, the company offers creative and innovative solutions worldwide for integration into automation solutions. A service package ranging from design consulting to sample production in the company’s own technical center rounds off the range of products and services.

The company was honored with the Bavarian Innovation Award and the BAYERNS BEST 50 award in 2022, and was TOP 100 Innovation Champion in 2020. There have also been nominations for coveted business awards such as the ‘Großer Preis des Mittelstandes’ or the Bavarian Founders Award. There are intensive contacts with the university location Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Bavarian Laser Center.

The Evosys Group currently consists of four companies, the parent company Evosys Laser GmbH, the subsidiary Evosys Laser Services GmbH and the subsidiaries Evosys (Suzhou) Laser System Co., Ltd. in China and Evosys North America Corp. in the USA.

Award ceremony Best of Industry Award 2022
The AQW process can be used for complex applications such as tail lights. Here the welding principle with microscope image of the weld seam.