50 years Bystronic glass in Buetzberg

50 years Bystronic glass in Buetzberg

Bystronic glass based in Buetzberg (Switzerland) looks back upon a successful 50 year company history.



Historical milestones of
Bystronic  Maschinen AG

2008 – 2014


50 Jahre Bystronic glass in Bützberg In June 2014 Bystronic glass celebrates its 50th anniversary of the location in Buetzberg (Switzerland).


11Separation of architectural and automotive glass by evolving two competence centers: Automotive glass pre-processing in Buetzberg (Switzerland) and architectural glass processing in Neuhausen-Hamberg (Germany).


speed'cutMarket launch of speed’cut for cutting of architectural glass. For the first time linear drives are used for both axes.


4th generation automotive glass – champ’speed – for cutting, breaking, grinding and drilling of automotive glass. The simultaneous cutting on two bridges is possible for the first time. For optimizing the cycle times, the cut can be splitted into two steps.

2002 – 2004


smart'cutMarket launch of smart’cut for cutting of architectural glass. Tilting table with integrated cutting unit.


first_arrisMarket launch of first’arris for arrissing of flat glass in different shapes.










verticut The verti’cut enables vertical cutting and breaking of architectural glass.




Bystronic-LogowechselSeparation of the business units glass processing and sheet metal processing (laser) due to different sales markets.

1997 – 2000


M33rd generation of automotive glass – champ’compact – for cutting, breaking, grinding and drilling of automotive glass. The new concept aims to use all machine components as modular and compact as possible.



lami'cutMarket launch of lami’cut for cutting and separating of laminated glass.


SMFMarket launch of SMF (R): Shape cutting machine with optional edge deletion unit.






SortieranlageFirst sorting systems for the insulating glass production.


1994 – 1996


CNC-2KopfThe first 2-Head-CNC-drilling machine for drilling of automotive glass.


8The Zuricher Ziegeleien holding (today: Conzzeta AG) acquires 66% of the Bystronic Group from the founders Heinz and Erwin Trösch.








Quality-ISOThe Bystronic Maschinen AG and the Bystronic Laser AG receive their certificate of quality ISO 9001.









1988 – 1990


7Bystronic acquires 75% of Lenhardt Maschinenbau in Neuhausen-Hamberg (Germany), a leading manufacturer of insulating glass machines. 25% remain in possession of Karl Lenhardt.


6Expansion of the office building for another three floors.







CNC-FormenschleifmaschineThe first CNC-shape grinding machine with just one grinding head.







1981 – 1986


Bystronic Laser AG is founded to develop, manufacture and merchandise industrial laser cutting machines.


Internal development of the laser (Resonator).


M22nd generation of automotive glass pre-processing machines for automotive glass cutting with a new concept: All machine components are connected to an unit.




FormenschleifmaschineFirst shape grinding machine with two grinding heads.



Get into the automotive glass business – 1st generation: The KSM81 is the first CNC-shape cutting machine for cutting of automotive glass. Cutting of curves and radii is possible for the first time.

1975 – 1978


StandorteBystronic Maschinen AG is represented at four locations.





X-BrechenFirst automatic glass breaking in x-direction after the cutting.





KipptischXYZ – 78 cutting of architectural glass on a tilting table.













PapierauflegemaschineAutomatic paper application machine for positioning a paper between each glass plate. Today paper is replaced by powder.


SamroDiversification of Bystronic by acquisition of SAMRO (manufacturer of agricultural machinery).


ProspektFirst multi-head cutting machine for insulating glass manufacturers with integrated glass cutting optimization for the best utilization of a glass primitive.

1970 – 1974


4Expansion (quadruplication) of the assembly hall. Move into the office building in Industriestrasse 5 in Buetzberg (Switzerland).





CNC GlasmaschineFirst CNC glass cutting machine for float glass lines with high output figures. Fully automatic positioning is possible for the first time.


3Move into own premises in Industriestrasse 2 in Buetzberg (Switzerland).






XY 70

Market launch of an automatic double cutting machine XY-70. A seperate software is used to optimize the float glass cutting plan.

1964 – 1966


SchneidmaschineThe first glass cutting machine.








The first glass frame welding machine (left) and the butyl extruder (right) for the company Trösch in Buetzberg (Switzerland).







1Messrs. Byland, Schneider and Trösch found the Bystronic Maschinen AG in Buetzberg (Switzerland). Objective of this business venture is to produce machines for the flat glass industry.