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20 Years of Trotec Laser













Global market leader in record time

In the record-breaking time of just 20 years, Trotec Laser GmbH has succeeded in growing from a start-up to becoming a global market leader in laser machines for cutting, marking and engraving: From the former "Development and Research Container" to the Green Building Headquarters in Upper Austria.
As part of the Trodat Trotec Group, Trotec develops, manufactures and markets laser machines for marking, cutting and engraving, as well as engraving materials. "Setting new Standards" - as a leader in innovation, Trotec sets new standards in the laser industry. With an installed base of over 30,000 systems, Trotec now serves customers in over 90 countries and employs over 550 employees worldwide: And the numbers are (rapidly) growing.

Trotec was founded in 1997 and grew out of a research division at Trodat. It is now a leading global company in the field of laser technology. In 2015, Trotec broke the company´s EUR 100 million turnover record. In the financial year just passed (2016), Trotec increased sales by 9.1% to make almost EUR 110 million.
Sales goal by 2020: EUR 200 million

The high growth rate has continued in 2017 with a current sales increase of 20%. This year´s growth and ongoing investment in the future has allowed Trotec to lay the foundation for the 2020 sales target. Dr. Andreas Penz, spokesman of Trotec´s management adds: "This growth seems unbelievably high at first, but the field of laser technology is extremely dynamic and laser applications are found in all major areas of life today, like in medical engineering. Our lasers are used to manufacture stents, for example. We make our customers successful and this sustainable strategy allows us to grow disproportionately", explains Dr. Penz.
Trotec´s goal for the future is: To become the world´s number one in the laser segment and market leader in defined core markets.
Celebrating Trotec´s 20th Company Anniversary

The year 2017 will be marked by this special birthday. During the company´s 20th anniversary celebrations in the summer of 2017, Andreas Penz reviewed the milestones in the company’s development and added some of his own personal insights and experiences. He proudly thanked the Trotec team for their tireless dedication and the special team spirit at Trotec, which is the basis of this success story. As a result of this, Trotec has grown from a one-time start-up company to become today's world market leader in laser machines in record time.