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BIG KAISER's record-breaking 2018 results set the scene for 2019

Ruemlang, Switzerland – April 3, 2019 – BIG KAISER, a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, has achieved record turnover in 2018, and is investing strongly in the future as it plans further expansion for 2019.

BIG KAISER started the year building on its previous record turnover in 2017, with first quarter sales up more than 20% year-on-year, and the full-year 2018 growth figures were unprecedented. In particular, Southern Europe and Switzerland both achieved sales growth exceeding 30% in 2018.

BIG KAISER is putting in place the senior leadership needed for success. Reto Adam was recently named CEO of BIG KAISER Switzerland, and, effective as of January 1, Udo Knöller assumed the position of Managing Director of BIG KAISER Germany.

 

New product launches

BIG KAISER continued innovating throughout 2018, launching new products and solutions at regular intervals. In September, at the AMB exhibition in Stuttgart, it announced the world's smallest digital boring head and the BIG KAISER app for smart watches. BIG KAISER received a lot of valuable feedback and feature requests for its newest products, which the company is now implementing into upcoming innovations. Development also continued unabated on the EWA, an automatic fine boring tool, which was also exhibited at the AMB.

Thanks to its exceptionally high accuracy and robustness, the BIG-PLUS® dual-contact spindle system continued growing in popularity. At the present time, it is licensed to almost 170 tool manufacturers worldwide. In fact, customers may already have this spindle interface without even being aware of it – BIG KAISER now provides a simple method for quick on-site verification.

Company milestones

In May 2018, BIG KAISER celebrated 70 years since the original KAISER company was founded. In honor of this anniversary, the parent company BIG Daishowa invited the entire BIG KAISER team to its headquarters in Osaka, Japan, enabling the European staff to learn by seeing firsthand the Japanese approach to production and management.

In July 2018, a brand-new global company website was launched, which now provides real-time stock availability information, comprehensive product details and useful calculators. Information is systematically kept up-to-date in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

Looking ahead

With several new product launches and innovations planned for 2019, the year promises to be just as successful and interesting as 2018.

Following up on the success of the EMO event in 2017, BIG KAISER will once again have a large booth at the EMO2019 exhibition held in Hanover, Germany, September 16-21.

At the beginning of the year, BIG KAISER Germany opened a new modern logistics center located next to its offices in Voehringen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and now holds stock locally, ensuring a reliable, efficient supply of products to its German customers.

For 2019, several major investments are planned both in IT and production, and despite somewhat challenging market conditions, BIG KAISER expects sales to continue growing.

Responsible for the content of this press release: BIG Kaiser Präzisionswerkzeuge AG

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BIG Kaiser Präzisionswerkzeuge AG
Glattalstrasse 516
8153 Rümlang
Switzerland
+41 44 817 92 00
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