This year Bystronic Maschinen AG based in Buetzberg (Switzerland) reaches its 50 year anniversary, and celebrates half a century of successfully processing technology for the glass industry.

The management board celebrated this anniversary with all employees and their families at an evening event held in a circus tent, alongside a company open day in June.

The evening programme of corporate entertainment was accompanied by culinary specialities as well as speeches from group and company management speakers.

For the visitors, it was also a unique opportunity to view the fully-automatic “champ’speed” automotive glass production line in production conditions.

Bystronic Maschinen AG was founded in Buetzberg in 1964 and, as part of the Bystronic glass Group, has been part of Zurich based Conzzeta AG since 1994.

Since the company was founded, Bystronic Maschinen AG has been active in the development and manufacture of processing systems for the fully-automatic cutting, breaking, grinding, drilling and handling of flat glass.

Following reorganisation in 2012, the location has concentrated exclusively on automotive glass which has proven very successful: Almost half of all passenger cars worldwide are equipped with glass produced using production units from Buetzberg.

The 50-year anniversary celebrations are continuing and will conclude at glasstec 2014 in Duesseldorf. There, Bystronic glass together with its customers will celebrate a daily “Swiss Hour” complete with Swiss culinary delights.