Bystronic Malaysia installed the first large-format high-performance laser cutting system at Leon Fuat Metal Sdn. Bhd., which earns the company the distinction of having the first ByStar Fiber 8025 15 kW in Asia.
Chinhan Ooi, general manager of Bystronic Malaysia and sales director for SEA, says: “This is a significant milestone for the APAC region, but also demonstrates the potential for the sale of reliable Bystronic high-power solutions in Malaysia. We are particularly proud that the Leon Fuat Group, which previously mainly owned CO2 machines from other manufacturers, has chosen Bystronic to advance its corporate transformation.”
As a loyal advocate of the Bystronic brand, Leon Fuat will become an important player for the industry in this region.
With more than 38 years of experience in various sectors, Leon Fuat specializes in the trade and processing of steel products and has a wide-ranging offer of various steel materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and alloy steel.
Furthermore, the company is involved in processing steel products, which presents synergistic effects with their trade activities. Leon Fuat offers diverse value-added services in order to meet the specific requirements of customers.
We were already impressed with the cutting speed, which is significantly higher than that of a CO2 laser cutting system.
Calvin Ooi, executive director of Leon Fuat
Calvin Ooi, executive director of Leon Fuat, reports on his plan for the purchase: “Prior to this new machine, we had already installed a ByStar Fiber 4020 10 kW in the factory. We were already impressed with the cutting speed, which is significantly higher than that of a CO2 laser cutting system. The new machine with higher cutting performance will increase our production output and enable shorter delivery times.”
In its early days, the Leon Fuat Group owned eleven CO2 machines from a different manufacturer. With the upgrade to their first Bystronic ByStar Fiber 4020 in 2018, they eliminated previously existing production limitations and high operating costs. And even with only five CO2 machines in operation, the company was able to increase productivity and revenue with the Bystronic fiber laser system.
Due to excellent experiences and trust in Bystronic, the Leon Fuat Group invested in an additional Bystronic machine – a ByStar Fiber 3015 6 kW. This machine was installed in their affiliate Supreme Steel Makers Sdn. Bhd., for processing applications in thinner sheet metal materials.
Looking to the future, Leon Fuat is convinced that the ByStar Fiber 8025 is the solution for overcoming the limitations of their existing laser cutting systems; now they can load raw materials with bigger dimensions in order to cut bigger parts.