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.
In the early 1980s, Bystronic Maschinen AG engineers began developing a laser cutting system, and in 1984, the Bylas was launched. The number of machines sold increased quickly--Bystronic Maschinen AG ran out of space. They transferred the laser business to Niederönz and in early 1986, founded Bystronic Laser AG. In 1988, only two years later, Bystronic developed their first waterjet cutting system: Byjet.
Bystronic Maschinen AG ventured abroad as early as 1978, establishing U.S. representation. But then, in 1990, Bystronic Laser AG founded its first foreign service and sales company, in Germany. 1991 brought additional branches in Italy and Sweden, 1996 in Singapore and France.
In 1994, Conzzeta AG became the new owner of Bystronic. Operations, however, remained with Bystronic Management.
In 1997, Bystronic took over the pressbrakes division of the Swiss Hämmerle AG, thus entering the bending market. In 2002, they acquired the Beyeler Group in the German city Gotha, adding another location for pressbrake manufacturing. Since 2004, the Hämmerle machines are also manufactured in Gotha.
In 2002, Bystronic Laser AG operations split from Bystronic Maschinen AG (Bystronic glass).
The acquisition of AFM Fabtek in Tianjin in 2002 provided Bystronic with a manufacturing location in China. Today, Bystronic has personal representation in six Asian countries: with service and sales companies in Singapore, China, Korea, India, and Taiwan, as well as representatives in Vietnam.
In the 2000s, Bystronic built up its network of sales and service companies, not just in Asia, but in Europe and America as well: 2001 heralded branch offices in Mexico and Spain, 2002 in Brazil and Austria, 2003 in Holland, 2005 in Great Britain and the Ukraine, 2006 in Poland, 2007 in the Czech Republic and Turkey, 2008 in Russian, and 2009 in Romania.