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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

Installation of the first tube storage stystem

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

Historic day: Bystronic on the Swiss stock exchange

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

Bystronic at ITES Shenzhen in 2021

ITES 21, Shenzhen/PRC

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

Commemoration Day at Bystronic, 2021

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

ByStar Fiber 8025: Laser cutting machine

Market Launch ByStar Fiber 6225 / 8025

ByCut Smart 6225: Laser cutting machine

Market Launch ByCut Smart 4020 and 6225

Market Launch ByTube Star 130

ByTube Smart 220 tube laser cutter

Market Launch ByTube Smart 220

ByCell Bend Smart

Market Launch ByCell Bend Smart

Team Kurago with Alex Waser, CEO of Bystronic

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

Digital Technology Days at Bystronic in 2021

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

Competence Days 2021 in Niederönz (Switzerland)

European Competence Days at the headquarters in Niederönz (CH)

Digital Competence Days in 2021

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

ByStar Fiber 20 kW at Fabtech 2021

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

Grand Opening of new building for Bystronic America in 2021

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/IT

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

Bystronic Competence Center Automation in Shanghai

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

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


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

100th Mobile Bending Cell produced in Gotha, Germany

100th Mobile Bending Cell delivered from Gotha site

Experience Center Bystronic USA, Hoffman Estates/IL

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

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

Bystronic acquires Weber Laserservice in Netherlands

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

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

Remote training during Corona pandemic 2020

Corona pandemic worldwide

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

Strategic partnership with IPG Photonics

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

LIP Automation 2020

Participation in the Swiss start-up LIP Automation

development of solutions in the field of industrial image processing

Sales Partnership Airco

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

Cloos Robotic Welding Cell

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

DNE Shenzhen building

100% takeover of the Chinese subsidiary DNE

move to new headquarters in Shenzhen

Market Launch ByStar Fiber 15kW

BySmart Fiber 3015 with 10 kW: Laser Cutting Machine

Market Launch BySmart Fiber 10kW

BySmart Fiber 3015 with ByTower Compact

Market Launch ByTower Compact

ByTrans Modular Pro laser automation

Market Launch ByTrans Modular

Modular Tool Changer with Xpert Pro 150

Market Launch Modular Tool Changer

Regional Competence Days Americas 2020

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

Market Launch BySprint Fiber 6225 in China 2020

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

Smart Factory 2020

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

Conzzeta Talent Development Program 2020

Conzzeta Talent Development Program

Flags South Africa, Thailand

Foundation of Bystronic South Africa Foundation of Bystronic Thailand

Production Hall 1 Niederönz

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

Winner at the Cannes Award 2019

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

a «Golden Dolphin» for the new Bystronic image video

Mobile Bending Cell with Xpert 80 bending automation

Mobile Bending Cell

Flexible bending robot for the Xpert 80

Modular Tool Changer

Bending automation for fast and precise tool changing

MWCS China

Market launch of automation solutions for cutting and bending in China

Competence Days 2019

Competence Days

at Bystronic headquarters with over 1100 customers from 55 countries

ByTube 130: Tube Laser Cutter

ByTube 130

The ultimate laser technology for tube processing

Mobile Bending Cell with Xpert 80 bending automation

Robot Manager

The comprehensive and powerful programming software for automated bending

BySmart Fiber 3015: Laser Cutting Machine

BySmart Fiber

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

ByStar Fiber 6225: Laser cutting machine

ByStar Fiber 6225 and 8025

High-end laser cutting in the XXL format

ByStar Fiber 12 kW: Laser cutting machine

ByStar Fiber

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

Opening of Experience Center Tube in Cazzago San Martino

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

Bending Cell with Xpert Pro 150 bending automation

Bending Cell Smart

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

Award Bending Cell at EuroBLECH 2018

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

Bystronic at EuroBLECH 2018 (Hanover, D)

Xpert Pro 150 press brake

Xpert Pro

Modular power package for demanding benders

Groundbreaking for new US headquarters and Experience Center near Chicago

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

Opening of new Experience Centers for Bystronic Taiwan in Taipei (RC)

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

Xpress 160 press brake


The carefree package for entry-level bending

Smart Factory Vision

Antil automation solutions

San Giuliano Milanese (I)

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

Bystronic Benelux building in Meerkeerk (NL)

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

Bystronic's first Chinese Competence Days in 2018

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

BySmart Fiber 3015: Laser Cutting Machine

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 Head officein Cazzago San Martino (Italy)

TTM Laser

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

Flags Malaysia, Hungary

Foundation of Bystronic Malaysia Foundation of Bystronic Hungary

Lean Production at Bystronic in Tianjin (China)

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

BYstronic office in Singapore

New offices in Singapore, headquarters of South East Asia

New demo center of Bystronic Australia in Melbourne

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

ByCockpit for real time information

Digital real-time information for the sheet metal production

Opening of new Bystronic China headquarters in Shanghai

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

Celanroom assembly at Bystronic in Niederönz (Switzerland)

Cleanroom assembly of the new Bystronic fiber laser cutting head

BySprint Fiber 12020: Laser cutting machine

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

MES - Digital Production Management

Digital production management from order to finished part

Bystronic Leadership Development Training 2017

Bystronic Leadership Development Training

Promoting the talents of tomorrow

Flags Australia, Japan, Iran, Slovakia

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

Partnership Lantek


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

Production Cell: Showcase EuroBLECH 2016

Production Cell

Everything flows; showcase at EuroBLECH 2016

BendingCell presentation at EuroBLECH 2016

Bending Cell

Bending Cell = Xpert + Automation shown at EuroBLECH 2016

Acquisition DNE Laser and FMG

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

Bystronic developed cutting head ByStarFiber 2016

New cutting head for ByStar Fiber

developed and designed by Bystronic

Mobile Bending Cell

Xpert 40 automated

BySprint Fiber XXL-format 2016

BySprint Fiber

High performance in the XXL format

BySmart Fiber

The smart fiber laser

Bystronic Lean-Production Niederoenz 2015

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 DemoCenter Tianjin 2014

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

BySprint Fiber with 6000w 2014

BySprint Fiber

With Fiber 6000 Watt

Start new design architecture - Xpert150 - 2014

Start of the new design architecture across all product platforms

Presentation Bystronic fiber-technology at Euroblech 2014

Presentation of Bystronic fiber technology at EuroBLECH 2014

ByJet Flex 2014

ByJet Flex:

3D cutting head for more flexibility

Flag Ukraine

Foundation of Bystronic Ukraine

Swiss apprenticeship graduates in China 2013

Swiss apprenticeship graduates gain professional experience in China

BySun Fiber: First fiber laser developed in China 2013

BySun Fiber:

First fiber laser machine developed in China

History portrait Alex Waser

CEO Ferdi Töngi passes on the baton to Alex Waser

Opening Bystronic Tianjin2 2012

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

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

New exhibition design presented at EuroBLECH 2012

EuroBLECH 2012:

New worldwide exhibition design

BySoft7: Make it easy! 2012

BySoft 7:

make it easy!

ByAutonom 3015/Xcite 80 E:

Introduction of a new, pioneering machine design

Flag Taiwan

Foundation of Bystronic Taiwan

25-year anniversary celebration Niederoenz 2011

25-year anniversary celebration in Niederönz (CH)

ByJet Smart 3015 2011

ByJet Smart 3015:

Small but mighty!

Flag Vietnam

Foundation of Bystronic Vietnam

Launch Best choice. image campaign 2010


Best choice.
International image campaign

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

BySpeed Pro: Complete process automation 2010

BySpeed Pro:

Complete process automation with automatic nozzle changer and nozzle centering

Refurbishing Center in Brasov, Romania

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

Flags Romania, Russia, Canada

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

Unlimited bending
The mammoth amongst pressbrakes

Flags India, Turkey, Czech

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

Flag Poland

Foundation of Bystronic Poland

Bystronic CO2 Laser Resonator


from 1000 to 6000 watts in 20 years

ByVention 3015 (2016)

ByVention 3015:

The smallest laser cutting system for standard-sized sheet metals

Flags Ukraine, South Korea, UK

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

ByJin 3015 Laser Cuttting System, manufactured in China (2015)

ByJin 3015:

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

Flag Switzerland

Foundation of Bystronic Sales

Flag Netherlands

Foundation of Bystronic Benelux

Byjet 3015 with shuttle table
A world‘s first

Flags Austria, Brazil

Foundation of Bystronic Austria
Foundation of Bystronic do Brasil

New office building and assembly hall inNiederönz (CH)

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

Takeover Beyeler

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

AFM Fabtek China

AFM Fabtek

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

Bystronic Logo old

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

Byspeed 3015


The third generation of machines

Flags Spain, Mexico, China

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

Ferdi Toengi 2000

The patron steps down:

Handover of the baton from Ernst Zumstein to Ferdi Töngi

Bystar 4030 Laser Cutting System

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 Bystronic Laser AG Niederönz (CH)

Extension of Hall 2 in Niederönz

BYTUBE 6504:

The business with the tube

Takeover Hämmerle

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

Flags Singapore, France

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 Logo old

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

Bystar 3015 Laser Cutting System

BYSTAR 3015:

Breakthrough on the market

Flags Italy, Sweden

Foundation of Bystronic Italy
Foundation of Bystronic Scandinavia

Urs W. Hunziker, Urs Singer and Ernst Zumstein at Halle 1 in Niederönz

Start of production in larger numbers

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

Bysmart 3015 Laser Cutting System


First laser cutting system with individual part stacking

Flags USA, Germany

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

Bysoft  Software nesting (approx. 1988)


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

Byjet 3015 Waterjet Cutting (approx. 1988)

BYJET 3015:

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


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

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

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

Bystronic Laser AG, old building

Foundation of Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz (CH)

Bycut BP 3000 (approx. 1985)


Plasma cutting system from Bystronic

BYLAS with 500 watts laser power

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

Bystronic Maschinen AG Bützberg Logo

Foundation of Bystronic Maschinen AG, Bützberg (CH)