Looking to extend footprint into Africa.
MicroStep, a European manufacturer of CNC cutting machines for plasma, laser, oxyfuel, waterjet and 3D milling since 1991, has decided to set up a subsidiary in South Africa. The subsidiary, MicroStep South Africa, opened an office in Jet Park, Gauteng in June 2014.
Abroad the MicroStep Group has established and consolidated a network of agencies based on dealerships in 51 countries all over the world, and have delivered machines to the markets of Europe, USA, Russia and Middle East, China, India, Brazil and South Korea.
MicroStep have been represented in South Africa via a dealer for a number of years. However, the MicroStep Group has decided to become more active in the South African market with a view to extending its reach beyond the borders and into Africa.
Ludwig Oellermann, who is already known as a trusted partner by all MicroStep clients in South Africa, will be heading up the newly established company. For many years he has been successfully servicing the Southern African market with its special needs.
The MicroStep Group, based in Bratislava, Slovakia is a leading manufacturer of CNC controlled cutting systems, which enable manufacturers to carry out complex processing of sheetmetal, pipes, profiles and domes, including bevel cutting, drilling, countersinking and marking, as well as supplying control systems and software products for the power industry, rubber industry, automobile industry and mechanical engineering.
The parent company MicroStep, spol. s r.o. was established in 1991 by 10 members of the Department of Control and Automation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, with the aim to develop and deliver microprocessor-based control technology to various branches of industry.
As the company founders had long term experience in the area of multi-axis motion control systems, the development of control systems for CNC machine tools and cutting machines followed. In 1994 the company started production of plasma cutting machines. Further cooperation with another Slovak company – IQM Ltd. – who provided a team of highly qualified machine design engineers, resulted in a complete series of machines equipped with plasma, oxyfuel, waterjet, laser and milling technologies.
Rapid growth of MicroStep, spol. s r.o. resulted in the establishment of several subsidiaries, most important of which are: Microstep Europa GmbH in Germany, MicroStep HDO s.r.o. and MicroStep PA s.r.o.
In 2007 another subsidiary joined the group, MicroStep Photonics GmBH, dedicated to the development of applications for laser cutting machines and support in the field of laser technology.
Additionally the MicroStep Group also supplies automation and software applications for almost any business in the steel and manufacturing sector.
For further details contact MicroStep South Africa on TEL: 083 463 0999 or visit www.microstep.eu