Studer hosts Motion Meeting Expedition 2023

1912 was the year that Fritz Studer launched Fritz Studer AG in Steffisburg, Switzerland. Today, the company is a leading builder of universal, internal and external grinding machines.

To update more than 60 members of the press from across the globe, as well as company representatives, about its business activities and new developments, Studer held what it called the Motion Meeting Expedition 2023 at its headquarters in February.

In his welcoming address at the event’s press conference, CEO Jens Bleher spoke about the company’s roots. “Since then, the pioneer in cylindrical grinding has presented countless technological innovations, a long tradition that is our obligation for the future. After a remarkable final spurt at the end of the year, Studer started 2023 in full momentum, with a large order backlog.”

The new S100 internal cylindrical grinder for the entry-level segment

Sando Bottazzo, Managing Director emphasised that preparation was essential to success. He added that Studer takes the same approach to growing its business and experienced strong sales last year as a result. “Overall, it was the third-best year in our company history in order intake. All in all, in 2022, we once again succeeded in expanding our position in the most important markets in the world and increasing our market share.”

Daniel Huber, chief technology officer, pointed out that last year also brought numerous new developments and an expanded product range. “In 2022, we presented an innovation at almost every large trade show. For example, Studer showcased the S36 production grinder at GrindingHub in Stuttgart, Germany. The machine closes a gap in the company’s portfolio between the S11 and S22 and is well-suited for grinding electromobility components. The S36 is available with a monitoring concept for energy and air consumption.”

COO Stephan Stoll wrapped up the press conference by speaking about the company’s investment in the future. In the coming year, he noted, spindle shaft production will be renewed and expanded, and the warehouse and logistics infrastructure will be comprehensively modernised by 2025. In 2023, he said Studer expects a stable and strong output, possibly higher than last year.

The “Expedition Jungle” presentation, which focused on using, technology, concentration, instinct, and courage to successfully navigate the wilderness of manufacturing, showcased the new S100 internal cylindrical grinder for the entry-level segment. During development, special attention was given to a simple and efficient design of the components, making operation and maintenance easy, according to the company. In addition to typical parts that can be ground on the S100, including collets, bearing rings, ball bearings and cylinders, external and internal grinding of threads and non-circular forms is possible.

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