Bystronic forms strategic partnership with TTM Laser

Bystronic, a Swiss developer of laser systems for cutting sheet metal, has formed a strategic partnership with TTM Laser, an Italian producer of laser-based tube and profile processing solutions, in order to expand its portfolio and increase the added value of its metal processing chain.

Bystronic offers system solutions for cutting and bending sheet metal. These include laser cutting and bending systems, suitable automation solutions, storage systems, and software solutions that integrate all these process steps. Through the combining of portfolios, TTM Laser will be able to add its speciality in developing 3D laser systems for cutting tubes between 12-815mm, cutting profiles, and welding large-format sheet metal.

‘TTM Laser and Bystronic supplement each other as ideal partners,’ explained Bystronic CEO Alex Waser. ‘With TTM Laser, Bystronic is gaining a successful specialist as a partner and is thus expanding its existing portfolio with additional tube and profile processing technologies and know-how. This partnership will allow Bystronic and TTM Laser to offer their customers an even more versatile range of solutions.’

TTM Laser CEO Fiorenzo Castellini added: ‘TTM Laser’s technologies and philosophy are an excellent match for the portfolio of Bystronic. They will enable the development of innovative process solutions. The partnership with Bystronic and the access to a global sales and service network will provide TTM Laser with the opportunity to offer customers an enhanced range of services.’

Bystronic and TTM Laser’s common goal is to use this partnership to pool know-how and drive forward innovative manufacturing technologies, according to the two firms. For the time being, it will consist of joint sales activities. This will provide customers in the global target markets with optimal access to the combined processing solutions of Bystronic and TTM Laser.

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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


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