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20 Years of Trotec Laser

Published on: 09/19/2017

In a record-breaking time of just 20 years, Trotec Laser GmbH has grown from a small, start-up organisation to a world market leader, supplying laser machines for cutting, marking and engraving. Starting at the former 'Development & Research Container' and moving to the Green Building Headquarters in Upper Austria, Trotec has come a long way in a mere 20 years.

"Setting new Standards"

Trotec Laser develops, manufactures and markets laser machines for marking, cutting and engraving purposes while also providing engraving materials. As a world leader in innovation, Trotec confidently sets new standards in the laser industry. With an installation rate of more than 30,000 systems, Trotec is now serving customers in over 90 countries and employs more than 550 people worldwide - and these numbers are always increasing!

Trotec was formed in 1997 by a research branch of Trodat - the world's largest manufacturer of stamps - and has since become a world leader in the field of laser technology. In 2015 alone, the sales volume of the Upper Austrian laser manufacturer exceeded €100 million for the very first time. Years prior, as a simple visionary goal, the passing of this benchmark was defined as a goal for 2015; and it was reached precisely! Exactly €100.8 million in sales was achieved overall. Then, in 2016, Trotec increased sales by 9.1% - that's almost €110 million!

"We make our customers successful!"
- Andreas Penz, Spokesman of Trotec’s management - Trotec Laser -

Sales Volume Goal for 2020:

€200 million

The high growth-rate continues in 2017 as well. Already with a predicted sales increase on 20%, Trotec has hit a major milestone for the sales volume goal of 2020. Dr. Andreas Penz, spokesman for Trotec's management, commented:

This increase in sales seems incredibly high at first sight, but the laser business is an extremely dynamic one, and laser applications are now found in all major areas of life. For example in medical engineering. We manufacture stents with our laser machines. Or in the field of research, where laser applications are simply indispensable, for example in the development of the Mars Rover. Trotec laser technology plays an important role in industry and trade as well. The pivotal question is: Why do we make lasers? Answer: We make our customers successful, and this sustainable strategy allows us to grow over proportionately

Our explicit goal for Trotec Laser's future is to successfully become the world's point-of-reference in the laser industry, as well as the market leader in defined core markets.

Celebration for Trotec’s 20 Year Company Anniversary!

During our anniversary celebrations in the summer of 2017, Andreas Penz reviewed the past 20 years with milestones of development, as well as personal insights and experiences. He proudly thanked the Trotec team for the tireless dedication and spirit displayed at Trotec all around the world. This forms the basis of our 20-year story: We have grown so quickly and successfully due to our dedication and efforts to meet and set international standards.

Global Set-Up:

Trotec is present in over 90 countries with:

  • 17 sales subsidiaries
  • More than 50 demo rooms
  • Distributor network with 113 partner companies