50 years Bystronic glass in Buetzberg
Bystronic glass based in Buetzberg (Switzerland) looks back upon a successful 50 year company history.
2008 – 2014
Separation 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).
Market 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
Market launch of first’arris for arrissing of flat glass in different shapes.
The verti’cut enables vertical cutting and breaking of architectural glass.
Separation of the business units glass processing and sheet metal processing (laser) due to different sales markets.
1997 – 2000
3rd 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.
Market launch of SMF (R): Shape cutting machine with optional edge deletion unit.
First sorting systems for the insulating glass production.
1994 – 1996
The first 2-Head-CNC-drilling machine for drilling of automotive glass.
1988 – 1990
Bystronic acquires 75% of Lenhardt Maschinenbau in Neuhausen-Hamberg (Germany), a leading manufacturer of insulating glass machines. 25% remain in possession of Karl Lenhardt.
1981 – 1986
Bystronic Laser AG is founded to develop, manufacture and merchandise industrial laser cutting machines.
Internal development of the laser (Resonator).
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
Diversification of Bystronic by acquisition of SAMRO (manufacturer of agricultural machinery).
First multi-head cutting machine for insulating glass manufacturers with integrated glass cutting optimization for the best utilization of a glass primitive.
1970 – 1974
Move into own premises in Industriestrasse 2 in Buetzberg (Switzerland).
Market launch of an automatic double cutting machine XY-70. A seperate software is used to optimize the float glass cutting plan.
1964 – 1966
The first glass frame welding machine (left) and the butyl extruder (right) for the company Trösch in Buetzberg (Switzerland).
Messrs. 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.