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About us

The full story of Needham laser tech

Our timeline

Start

1962

Roger Needham & Sons Ltd is incorporated by Roger Needham. The company becomes the UK distributor for Speedry Magic Markers

1970

We started developing and manufacturing our own range of industrial inks for coding and marking applications.

1970

1982

Roger Needham & Sons designed and manufactured our first range of 'Ink Jet' inks for use in inkjet printing technologies.

1991

David Needham, Roger Needham's son joins the company after a career as a fast-jet pilot in the Royal Air Force.

1991

1999

Roger Needham sadly passes away, leaving his son, David Needham, to take over the business.

2001

We started supplying inkjet printing technologies, notably continuous ink jet (CIJ).

2001

2005

C02 coding lasers are added to our portfolio to complement our CIJ technologies

2009

There is a significant increase in the market demand for industrial lasers (YAG and fiber) leading to the launch of our first range of industrial lasers.

2009

early 2018

A strategic decision is made to manufacture all of our laser systems in the UK. We are proud to wear the Made In Britain badge.

mid 2018

Needham Laser Tech acquires DeBe Lasers to provide R&D and manufacturing know how to design, develop and manufacture laser systems in the UK

mid 2018

2019

The latest range of N-Lase range of lasers is launched.
(N-Lase Desktop, N-Lase Desktop Pro, N-Lase Benchtop, N-Lase Workstation, N-Lase Integrated.)

Now

the story continues...

Our core values

 

At Needham Laser we share and manifest these core values in all that we do because they help us create and perpetuate the culture that is so important to us and the people we interact with. 

So, the four values and behaviours that define us and are at our core are:

Relish Responsibility
Be Confident, Be Humble
Be Trustworthy, Be Compassionate
Always Do The Right Thing

A family business

Since 1962 we have seen a significant transformation to the business landscape, but our family-owned business remains true to its heritage within the heart of rural Shropshire. We are committed to building long-term and prosperous relationships with our customers and partners, together with a dedication to our employees and our community.

Company profile

Since 1962 we have seen a significant transformation to the business landscape, but our family-owned business remains true to its heritage within the heart of rural Shropshire. We are committed to building long-term and prosperous relationships with our customers and partners, together with a dedication to our employees and our community.

Proud to be British

We are proud to add a ‘Made in Britain’ badge to each of our laser systems, each system we make is constructed in our HQ in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

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