trotec laser company profile

About Trotec

Company Profile

Trotec was formed in 1997 from a research branch of Trodat and has since then become a world leader in the field of laser technology. As part of the TroGroup, Trotec develops, manufactures and markets laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving, as well as engraving materials. Trotec sets new standards, serves customers in more than 90 countries and has more than 700 employees.

In 2015, the turnover of the Upper Austrian laser manufacturer for the first time exceeded € 100 mio. The high-technology laser systems manufacturer relies on the ongoing expansion of its technological lead and on consequent customer orientation. The field staff are qualified and continuously trained by the in-house Academy. With 17 sales subsidiaries, Trotec is internationally active. The export quota is 97 %.


trotec management penz
Andreas Penz
CEO Trotec
trotec managment peter kratky
Peter Kratky
CSO Trotec
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Company History

1991 Revolutionary idea as the foundation of Trotec Laser

Klaus Müller was inspired by a trip to the USA to use CO2 lasers to produce text plates precisely and to the highest quality standards. This revolutionary idea was the foundation for the development history of Trotec lasers and the digitalization of the stamping industry. Klaus Müller was the first CEO of Trotec and CEO of Trodat 1983-2002.

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 profitability of the laser users.

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: The devices of the Speedy flexx family have one CO2 and one fiber laser source and allow laser engraving and cutting of a variety of materials Establishment of Trotec Trading Xiamen, China

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

Under the umbrella of TroGroup, Trodat operates globally in the area of stamp production while Trotec operates in lasers.
The TroGroup currently (basis for figures: total calendar year 2020) generates a total sales volume of more than € 246 million and has approximately 1870 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 act as subsidiaries under the umbrella of TroGroup. Trodat is by far the world’s largest manufacturer of stamps and Trotec leads the world market for laser engraving, cutting and marking.

The management of TroGroup
Norbert Schrüfer, CEO
Peter Köstler, CFO

TroGroup 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 systems 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, 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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Trotec Locations

Trotec Locations
North America South America Europe South Africa Asia Australia
68 Trotec office locations
700 Employees
113 Distribution partners
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