The spirit of optimism at the beginning of the 1990s led to a veritable wave of new business start-ups in Eastern Europe. The opportunities offered by the free market economy had a tremendous impact on people. In this positive, optimistic environment, also MicroStep was founded in Slovakia in the 1990s by lecturers and employees of the Slovak University of Technology.
Today MicroStep is a company that is writing a global success story: The manufacturer is the world market leader in the field of CNC-controlled plasma cutting systems.
Foundation of MicroStep, spol. s r.o. by 10 employees of the Department of Control and Automation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
The initial company goal: To develop and deliver microprocessor-based control technology to various industrial sectors.
Development, production and delivery of the first control system for a plasma cutting machine. Also in the company's focus: The development and production of control systems for other tool machines, hydropower plants, self-learning robots and watergate systems.
Concentration of the business with CNC cutting systems in a specially designed department of the company. Beginning of a long-term partnership with the Slovak engineering company IQM s.r.o. and subsequently development of own mechanics and a complex control system for CNC cutting machines.
Foundation of the subsidiary MicroStep Europa GmbH for the sales and service of cutting systems in the German speaking region (DACH countries).
Foundation of the subsidiary MicroStep Photonics GmbH specialized in the further development of MicroStep laser technology.
Merging of the companies MicroStep, spol. s r.o. and IQM, s.r.o. into MicroStep spol. s r.o.
Opening of the new MicroStep Europa headquarters and the new MicroStep CompetenceCenter South in Germany, where the latest MicroStep technology can be experienced live.
Opening of the new MicroStep Europa branch office and the new CompetenceCenter North in Germany, where the latest MicroStep solutions can be demonstrated live.
Expansion of the production site in Hrinová: Completion of a new assembly hall with 1,500 square metres.
Expansion of the production site in Partizánske: Installation and implementation of the new machining centre for milling and drilling.
Groundbreaking for the new MicroStep Europa branch complex of office building and showroom in Germany with more than 1,300 square metres.
Opening of the new MicroStep Europa branch complex – office building and CompetenceCenter North – in Germany, which is the contact point for specialist dealers, customers and potential customers in the north of Germany and where a wide range of the latest cutting technologies is permanently available for demonstration purposes.