Trotec is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. This special event marks an important milestone for us as we reflect on our history and all that has helped us become the global leader we are today.
Trotec was founded in Wels, Austria in 1997 and established in the United States in Mississippi in 2002. Now headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, the U.S. business has grown to over 10 times its original size, with a growing number of support facilities located throughout the United States, including California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. More about Trotec's history.
During the past two decades, our mantra has been to help our customers become more profitable. This commitment has helped us focus on a few key strategies that have contributed a great deal to our success: understanding customer needs and placing them at the center of the company's core values; staying at the forefront of technological advancements; and making employees our most valuable asset. In addition, the launch of our consumables business unit earlier this year has enabled us to provide our customers with a complete range of support for their businesses – including equipment, supplies and expertise – in a convenient and unique single-source solution. Learn more about Trotec engraving supplies.
Trotec has a history of pioneering important technological advancements in computer-controlled engraving equipment that help businesses improve efficiency and product quality. For example, more than a decade ago, the company developed its flexx technology, which combines a CO2 laser for cutting and engraving a wide variety of materials (including plastic, wood, rubber and glass) with a fiber laser for marking plastics and metals. Operators can use both laser sources in one job without having to manually change the laser tube, the lenses, or the focus –eliminating the need to use and maintain separate systems to process jobs that require both laser types.
Our technological advancements and initiatives to improve customer service were designed to foster efficiencies and integrated support. For 20 years now, we have seen our customers use their Trotec lasers to grow their businesses -- letting us know that we have accomplished what we set out to do: make our customers more profitable.