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Switzerland Business Report 2017

Bystronic boosts client value scheme with DNE Laser acquisition

Company offers high-end laser and water-jet cutting systems, pressbrakes and robotised solutions for sheet metal processing, and has now acquired Shenzhen-based DNE Laser

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 12:29pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 12:29pm

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Barely a year after Conzzeta, parent company of Bystronic, acquired a 51 per cent stake in DNE Laser, the Swiss industrial holding company’s supplier of sheet metal processing solutions remains eagle-eyed on growth opportunities in China and across Asia. With the bulk of the new global middle class seen in Asia-Pacific, Bystronic lends its ingenious support as it forecasts enhanced manufacturing activities across the main industrial sectors.

Bystronic offers high-end laser and water-jet cutting systems, pressbrakes and robotised solutions, including relevant software and services for sheet metal processing to a wide range of industries. The company employs approximately 2,000 employees with a revenue of above US$600 million. The acquisition of Shenzhen-based DNE Laser, a fast-growing company in the laser category, was a vital move to complement Bystronic’s laser-cutting product segment at the middle and entry level.

“With the combined capabilities of Bystronic and DNE Laser, we strengthen our client value proposition,” says Alex Waser, CEO of Bystronic. “We can now offer customers a complete spectrum of products from one source, ranging from single machines up to integrated solutions and flexible modular production systems.”

We can now offer customers a complete spectrum of products from one source, ranging from single machines up to integrated solutions and flexible modular production systems
Alex Waser, CEO, Bystronic

Beyond manufacturing equipment, Bystronic supports its customers with digital solutions to enhance flexibility and to effectively handle large and small production series.

At The 9th China CNC Machine Tool Fair 2016, Bystronic garnered the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its BySoft 7 software. BySoft 7 enables customers to reach maximum productivity through fully networked and automated work flows for the cutting, bending and sorting of sheet metal.

Bystronic is working with development partners in China, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and other countries to continually advance its machinery and technology. Supporting its growth initiatives in Asia, Bystronic opened a bigger and more modern headquarters in Shanghai last year as it scouts for other office locations in Asia this year.

“We are in the business of innovation, and we cannot miss any opportunity,” Waser says. “We drive the innovation by sharing our technology with partners. We also remain focused to realise further growth opportunities and to develop the footprint of the group, particularly in Asia and North America.”

Bystronic (part of Conzzeta Group)
www.conzzeta.ch