trotec laser company profile

About Trotec

About Trotec

In 1997, Trotec was founded and formed through a research branch of Trodat. Since the company history beginnings, we have grown as a world leader and laser manufacturer in the field of laser technology. Trotec proudly develops, manufactures and markets laser machines for marking, cutting and engraving solutions.

We have developed an extensive range of laser and rotary materials, including TroLase, TroPly, TroGlass and laser-safe wood – all specifically designed for laser manufacturing.

We set new and impressive standards, servicing customers in over 90 countries and employing 700+ members of staff across the globe.

At Trotec, we are always expanding, and embracing our international growth. We have an exceptionally strong, international market presence, with 16 sales subsidiaries. 97% of Trotec’s laser manufacturing is exported from our upper Austrian facility.

All members of management and staff are fully qualified, and receive ongoing training by our in-house Trotec Training Academy, keeping everyone up to date with company happenings, changing landscapes and facts & figures. In 2015, turnover exceeded €100million – now that’s impressive!


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Peter Kratky
CSO Trotec
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Andreas Penz
CEO Trotec
Martin Rehling
COO Trotec
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Company History

1996 Construction of the first Trotec laser

Under the direction of Dr. Andreas Penz, today CEO of Trotec, the first Trotec laser is developed and built in Wels.

1997 Establishment of Trotec Produktions und Vertriebs GmbH

From the corporate division of Trodat GmbH, an independent company is formed.

1999 Speedy

Today, Speedy is synonymous with the most productive laser engraving systems on the market. In 1999, the first member of the product family was developed. Even then, the Trotec developers already focused on the...

2000 Speedy Compact

Today the idea of ​​the Speedy Compact, i.e. a compact laser device for beginners, lives on in the Rayjet.

2001 Professional TP1313

Today, as SP1500 the TP1313 is part of the SP Series – the family of products for large-format laser applications Establishment of Trotec Sales and Service Center Germany

2002 Establishment of Trotec Laser Inc. (USA)

2004 Establishment of Trotec Laser BV (Netherlands)

2005 SpeedMarker CL, FineMarker Hybrid

Introduction of the SpeedMarker lays the foundation for today’s family: The modular system and customizable SpeedMark software enable high-volume laser marking. The FineMarker Hybrid continues to enthuse our customers:...

2006 Establishment of Trotec Laser Canada

establishment of Trotec Laser Japan Co Ltd., Tokyo; establishment of Trotec Laser GmbH, Munich

2007 Establishment of Trotec Laser Russia

establishment of Trotec UK Establishment of Trotec Laser Automation GmbH

2008 Establishment of Trotec Laser AG, Switzerland

establishment of Trotec Laser Australia

2010 Establishment of Trotec France

2013 Relocation into new, CO₂-neutral building

2014 Establishment of Trotec Laser Italia

2015 Acquisition of ILC, change of name from Trotec Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH to Trotec Laser GmbH

By acquisition of the material manufacturer ILC in 2015, Trotec became a manufacturer of a wide range of laser and engraving materials

Trodat Trotec Holding

Under the umbrella of Trodat Trotec Holding GmbH, Trodat operates globally in the area of stamp production while Trotec operates in lasers.
The Trodat Trotec Group currently (basis for figures: total calendar year 2019) generates a total sales volume of more than € 270 million and has approximately 1963 employees in more than 40 subsidiaries. The group is present in more than 150 countries with total export quota amounts over 98 %.

Both Trodat and Trotec are subsidiaries under the umbrella of Trodat Trotec Holding GmbH. Trodat is the world’s largest manufacturer of stamps and Trotec leads the world market in laser manufacturing for engraving, cutting and marking solutions.

Trodat Trotec Holding  management:
Norbert Schrüfer, CEO
Peter Köstler, CFO

Trodat Trotec Holding GmbH is a private company 74.9% owned by the family Müller-Just and 25.1% by the owner of the ImWind Group based in Lower-Austria.

Facts & Figures

  • Purpose of enterprise: Manufacture and sales of CO₂ and fiber laser machines for engraving, marking and cutting various materials.
  • Company foundation: 1997 in Wels, Austria
  • Address: Freilingerstr. 99, A-4614 Marchtrenk, Austria
  • Production Locations:
  • Marchtrenk, Austria: Production of CO₂ and fiber laser plotters
  • Markdorf, Germany: Construction of special devices
  • New Bern, North Carolina, USA: Production of engraving materials
  • Sales volume in 2019: € 141 mio.
  • CEOs: Andreas Penz, Martin Rehling, Peter Kratky
  • Employees: 700
  • Export quota: 97 % (worldwide)
  • Offices: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, India, Mexico
  • 51 showrooms worldwide
  • Distributor network with 113 partners worldwide
  • Product portfolio: Rayjet, Speedy series, SP series, SpeedMarker series, ProMarker series, laser & engraving material, industry solutions, automated equipment
  • Awards: ISO50001, ISO9001, ISO14001, User Experience Award, Green Building Award, Hidden Champions 3.0 – Award by WKO, iF Design Award

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Phone: +61-2-6413-5904

Trotec Locations

Trotec Locations
Northamerica Southamerica Europe Southafrica Asia Australia
68 Trotec office locations
700 Employees
113 Distribution partners
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