MicroStep South Africa – Your partner for cutting and automation
MicroStep South Africa is a subsidiary of the MicroStep Group, a European manufacturer of CNC cutting machines for plasma, laser, oxyfuel, waterjet and 3D milling since 1991.
The MicroStep Group had previously been represented in South Africa via a dealer for a number of years. Due to the success of the MicroStep brand in South Africa it was decided to become more active in the South African market with a view to extending its reach beyond the borders and into Africa. MicroStep South Africa was established in June 2014 and is headed up by Ludwig Oellermann.
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.
The MicroStep Group offers you the following services:
Technical advice, needs analyses and financing
Planning and process optimisation of cutting systems
Installation and commissioning of the system, as well as assistance with the software setup
In depth service and support structure with original spare parts
The MicroStep Group offers you the following products:
MPM® Production Management