Bystronic Australia held an open-house event on 17 and 18 October to mark the official opening of its new Australian headquarters in Cranbourne West, Victoria.

Located in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs, Bystronic’s new Demo Centre marks a major expansion of the company’s presence in the country. The open-house event began with an official opening ceremony, during which the ribbon was cut to open the facility, and in accordance with company tradition, the Australian team was presented with a large Swiss cowbell to mark the occasion.

“Over the years Bystronic’s presence in Australasia has been with another channel,” said Robert Bécsy, Managing Director of Bystronic Australia. “But this year we have finally taken the step of going forward on our own, deepening our footprint and strengthening our presence to serve our customers better.”

Visitors to the event enjoyed an opportunity to take a guided tour of the Demo Centre. The large showroom area featured displays of the latest technology from Bystronic, including the ByStar Fiber laser cutting system, as well as the Xact Smart and the Xpert 40 machines from its bending range. There were also a series of symposia throughout the event in the Centre’s training area, with demonstrations of Bystronic’s range of automation and informaion solutions, including its BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software.

Those in attendance could also see Bystronic’s new service & support set-up, as well as its extensive spare parts facility. With food and drinks available throughout, the event was also an opportunity for both exisiting and potential customers to network with each other and with Bystronic staff.

“Bystronic would not be where it is if it were not for all the support of our clients over the years,” added Bécsy. “The Bystronic team has prepared these two days especially for all our clients and stakeholders to show our appreciation and to show that Bystronic is here for them, all the way.”