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Studer’s annual Motion Meeting has not been held live since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it returned last month to Steffisburg. Justin Burns attended the event in Switzerland to hear about the latest technology rolled out and how business is

Cylindrical grinding machine manufacturer Fritz Studer has not held its annual Motion Meeting press conference since 2020 due the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic but last month, it laid on a spectacle in the Bernese Oberland, welcoming 60 journalists from 20 countries around the globe.

Studer has been renowned for its premium quality since it began manufacturing machine tools in 1912 and the Switzerland-based company reported from its headquarters in Steffisburg, that business was booming and hailed the success of the new products launched to the market in 2022.

CEO Jens Bleher says: “Exactly 111 years ago, Fritz Studer founded his company here in Steffisburg. Since then, the pioneer in cylindrical grinding has presented countless technological innovations – a long tradition that that is our obligation for the future. We are therefore particularly pleased that Studer succeeded in continuing its growth course in 2022 and significantly increase sales.”

Bleher was also very positive about the outlook for 2023: “After a remarkable final spurt at the end of the year, Studer started 2023 in full momentum, with a large order backlog.”


CSO Sandro Bottazzo explains that the last financial year was the 3rd best order income in the company’s illustrious history and December 2022, was the strongest single month in terms of sales since the company was launched.

Studer also achieved a new revenue record for customer care. Bottazzo says: “All business areas did very well, with service, maintenance, and individual business all setting new records. In overhauling, it was the second-best year in our company history. We will continue to grow our Customer Care to provide even better performance and to be closer to our customers.”

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