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Bystronic Original Headquarter

Bystronic's history

The name Bystronic first appeared in 1964, when Bystronic Maschinen AG was founded in Bützberg. The company specialized in glass processing. The company’s name is a combination of the names of its three founders Byland, Schneider, and Trösch.

Our history

Installation of the first tube storage stystem

Steel construction, 210t, ~100m long, 9m high, 48 towers

Historic day: Bystronic on the Swiss stock exchange

April 21: Change of name from Conzzeta AG to Bystronic AG
May 03: First trading day of Bystronic shares on the Swiss stock exchange SIX

ITES 21, Shenzhen/PRC

First major trade show after the Covid pandemic in China. Joint participation of Bystronic and DNE.

Commemoration Day on the occasion of the «going public» with the key players in the Bystronic success story:

from left to right Ulrich Trösch, Ernst Zumstein, Urs Singer, Ernst Bärtschi, Ferdi Töngi, Jacob Schmidheiny, Jean-Pierre Neuhaus, and Alex Waser

Market Launch ByStar Fiber 6225 / 8025

Market Launch ByCut Smart 4020 and 6225

Market Launch ByTube Star 130

Market Launch ByTube Smart 220

Market Launch ByCell Bend Smart

Bystronic incorporates the Spanish software engineering company Kurago to accelerate the smart factory development

Digital Technology Days in Gotha in times of the Covid pandemic with over 820 participants from 47 countries

European Competence Days at the headquarters in Niederönz (CH)

First edition of the worldwide «Digital Competence Days» with more than 3500 views from over 30 countries

Market launch of the ByStar Fiber 3015 20 kW on the occasion of the Fabtech show, Chicago/IL

Grand opening celebration for the new Brand Experience Center for the Americas, Hoffman Estates/Chicago/IL

Bystronic acquires 100% of the automation specialist Antil, San Giuliano Milanese/I

Foundation of Bystronic (Shanghai) Automation Technology Co., Ltd. and move into the new Competence Center Automation

Naratek

The digital magazine at the intersection of technology, society and culture

100th Mobile Bending Cell delivered from Gotha site

New locations with Experience Centers; New service partners

- Bystronic USA, Hoffman Estates/IL
- Bystronic Canada, Mississauga, Toronto
- Bystronic Czech Republic, Brno
- Bystronic Benelux, Meerkerk/NL
- Bystronic UK, Coventry

Bystronic Malaysia, new office premises in Subang Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan

Acquisition of the long-standing Dutch service partner Weber Laserservice BV

Delivery of the first BySmart Fiber from the new US location in Hoffman Estates/IL

Corona pandemic worldwide

remote training and demonstrations, but wherever possible on-site service at our customer premises

Strategic partnership with IPG Photonics to develop the next generation of fiber lasers

Participation in the Swiss start-up LIP Automation

development of solutions in the field of industrial image processing

Sales partnership with the company Airco Systemdruckluft GmbH in the field of nitrogen generators

Sales partnership with the company Cloos in the field of robot welding cells

100% takeover of the Chinese subsidiary DNE

move to new headquarters in Shenzhen

Market Launch ByStar Fiber 15kW

Market Launch BySmart Fiber 10kW

Market Launch ByTower Compact

Market Launch ByTrans Modular

Market Launch Modular Tool Changer

Regional Competenc Days in the USA, China and Switzerland (due to the Corona pandemic)

Market launch of the BySprint Fiber 6225 at the Chinese Competence Days

Presentation of the latest version of Smart Factory at the European Competence Days

Conzzeta Talent Development Program

Foundation of Bystronic South Africa Foundation of Bystronic Thailand

Production hall 1 of the Competence Center Cutting (Niederönz) ready for the Smart Factory

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

a «Golden Dolphin» for the new Bystronic image video

Mobile Bending Cell

Flexible bending robot for the Xpert 80

Modular Tool Changer

Bending automation for fast and precise tool changing

Market launch of automation solutions for cutting and bending in China

Competence Days

at Bystronic headquarters with over 1100 customers from 55 countries

ByTube 130

The ultimate laser technology for tube processing

Robot Manager

The comprehensive and powerful programming software for automated bending

BySmart Fiber

The smart access to fiber laser technology; market launch in Europe and Americas

ByStar Fiber 6225 and 8025

High-end laser cutting in the XXL format

ByStar Fiber

ByStar Fiber with 12kW laser source, new cutting head developed by Bystronic, and BeamShaper

Opening of the Experience Center at the Competence Center Tube Processing, Brescia (I)

Bending Cell Smart

The flexible entry into automated bending; market launch for Chinese market

Bystronic wins an award for its fully automated Bending Cell at EuroBLECH 2018

Bystronic at EuroBLECH 2018 (Hanover, D)

Xpert Pro

Modular power package for demanding benders

Groundbreaking for new US headquarters and Experience Center near Chicago (USA)

Opening of new Experience Centers in Ho Chi Minh City (VN) and Taipei (RC)

Xpress

The carefree package for entry-level bending

Smart Factory Vision

San Giuliano Milanese (I)

Acquisition of majority interest in Antil S.p.A, San Giuliano Milanese (I), specialist for automated sheet metal processing

New offices in Pasching (AT), Sokołów/Warsaw (PL), and Meerkerk (NL, see picture)

First China Competence Days in Tianjin with visitors from Asia and Europe

BySmart Fiber:

The smart access to fiber laser cutting

First laser cutting system developed and produced entirely in China (Tianjin)

Since 2019 produced also in Switzerland for European countries and in USA for Americas

TTM Laser

Acquisition of TTM Laser S.p.A., Brescia (I), the Italian specialist for tube and profile processing

Foundation of Bystronic Malaysia Foundation of Bystronic Hungary

Start of the synchronized flow assembly for laser and bending machines in Tianjin (PRC)

New offices in Singapore, headquarters of South East Asia

New state-of-the art demo center in Melbourne (AU)

Digital real-time information for the sheet metal production

New China headquarters in Shanghai, with state-of-the-art demo center

Cleanroom assembly of the new Bystronic fiber laser cutting head

BySprint Fiber

Bystronic expands the BySprint Fiber laser cutting system with the 12-meter-format

Versatile loading and unloading automation solution for fiber laser cutting

Digital production management from order to finished part

Bystronic Leadership Development Training

Promoting the talents of tomorrow

Foundation of Bystronic Australia
Foundation of Bystronic Japan
Resumption of sales activities in Iran
Reopening of Bystronic Slovakia

Lantek

Innovation partnership for an MES solution with the Spanish software specialist Lantek

Production Cell

Everything flows; showcase at EuroBLECH 2016

Bending Cell

Bending Cell = Xpert + Automation shown at EuroBLECH 2016

Acquisition of the Chinese company DNE Laser, Shenzhen Acquisition of the Swiss company FMG, specialist for warehouse and handling systems

New cutting head for ByStar Fiber

developed and designed by Bystronic

Mobile Bending Cell

Xpert 40 automated

BySprint Fiber

High performance in the XXL format

BySmart Fiber

The smart fiber laser

Start of the synchronized flow assembly for the BySprint Fiber in Niederönz

Xpert Tool Changer

The set-up accelerator

ByStar Fiber:

Fiber laser cutting without compromises

Xact Smart:

Swiss quality made in China

Xpert 40:

Set up, turn on, and bend

Opening of the demo center for China and South East Asia in Tianjin (P.R.C.)

BySprint Fiber

With Fiber 6000 Watt

Start of the new design architecture across all product platforms

Presentation of Bystronic fiber technology at EuroBLECH 2014

ByJet Flex:

3D cutting head for more flexibility

Foundation of Bystronic Ukraine

Swiss apprenticeship graduates gain professional experience in China

BySun Fiber:

First fiber laser machine developed in China

History portrait Alex Waser

CEO Ferdi Töngi passes on the baton to Alex Waser

Opening of Bystronic Tianjin 2 (P.R.C.) -

(R&D center, laser cutting machine assembly, demo center)

EuroBLECH 2012:

New worldwide exhibition design

BySoft 7:

make it easy!

ByAutonom 3015/Xcite 80 E:

Introduction of a new, pioneering machine design

Foundation of Bystronic Taiwan

25-year anniversary celebration in Niederönz (CH)

ByJet Smart 3015:

Small but mighty!

Foundation of Bystronic Vietnam

Bystronic:

Best choice.
International image campaign

BySprint Fiber 3015 with Fiber 2000
Fiber laser - a new technology

BySpeed Pro:

Complete process automation with automatic nozzle changer and nozzle centering

Development of the refurbishing center for secondhand machines in Braşov (ROM)

Foundation of Bystronic Rumania Foundation of Bystronic Russia Foundation of Bystronic Canada

Unlimited bending
The mammoth amongst pressbrakes

Foundation of Bystronic India Foundation of Bystronic Turkey Foundation of Bystronic Czech Republic

Foundation of Bystronic Poland

Bylaser:

from 1000 to 6000 watts in 20 years

ByVention 3015:

The smallest laser cutting system for standard-sized sheet metals

Foundation of representative office in Ukraine
Foundation of Bystronic Korea
Foundation of Bystronic UK

ByJin 3015:

First laser cutting system manufactured in China for the local market (based on the Bysprint 3015)

Foundation of Bystronic Sales

Foundation of Bystronic Benelux

Byjet 3015 with shuttle table
A world‘s first

Foundation of Bystronic Austria
Foundation of Bystronic do Brasil

Occupation of the new office building and assembly Hall 3 in Niederönz

Expansion of the range of products in bending
Takeover of the Beyeler Group, Gotha (D)

AFM Fabtek

Advance into China
Own production center in Tianjin through takeover of AFM Fabtek

Organizational separation of the Bystronic Group Introduction of the new corporate image

Byspeed:

The third generation of machines

Foundation of Bystronic Iberia Foundation of Bystronic Mexico Foundation of Bystronic China

The patron steps down:

Handover of the baton from Ernst Zumstein to Ferdi Töngi

BYSTAR 4030:

The largest Bystronic laser cutting system with a 12 x 3 m shuttle table;
delivered to the company Ammann, Langenthal (CH)

Extension of Hall 2 in Niederönz

BYTUBE 6504:

The business with the tube

Entry into the bending business
Takeover of the company Hämmerle, Zofingen (CH)

Foundation of Bystronic Asia in Singapore
Foundation of Bystronic France

BYSPRINT 3015:

The first alternative to punching; a quantum leap in respect of machine dynamics

Bystronic becomes part of Conzzeta, Zurich,the internationally active Swiss holding company

BYSTAR 3015:

Breakthrough on the market

Foundation of Bystronic ItalyFoundation of Bystronic Scandinavia

Start of production in larger numbers

Urs W. Hunziker, Urs Singer, Ernst Zumstein, Hall 1 in Niederönz

BYSMART:

First laser cutting system with individual part stacking

Bystronic Inc. (Glass) takes over representation for Bystronic LaserFoundation of Bystronic Germany

BYSOFT:

Software for programming parts, with the nesting on a PC a worldwide first

BYJET 3015:

The world‘s first complete system for flat-part processing using waterjet cutting

BYFLEX:

Flexible laser cutting system for sheet, tube and 3D parts

Ernst Zumstein, Co-owner and Managing Director 1965-2000

Foundation of Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz (CH)

BYCUT BP3000:

Plasma cutting system from Bystronic

BYLAS with 500 watts laser power

First laser cutting system from Bystronic at the company Samro, Burgdorf (CH)

Foundation of Bystronic Maschinen AG, Bützberg (CH)