First ByStar Fiber 8025 15 kW in Asia

Bystronic Malaysia has installed the first large-format, high-performance laser-cutting system at Leon Fuat Metal, which earns the company the distinction of having the first 15 kW ByStar Fiber 8025 in Asia.

Chinhan Ooi, general manager of Bystronic Malaysia and sales director for SEA, says: “This is a significant milestone for the APAC region that also demonstrates the potential for the sale of reliable Bystronic high-power solutions in Malaysia.”

With more than 38 years of experience in various sectors, Leon Fuat specialises in the processing of steel products.

Says Calvin Ooi, executive director of Leon Fuat: “Prior to this new machine, we already had a 4020 10 kW ByStar Fiber in the factory. We were impressed with its cutting speed, which is significantly higher than that of a CO2 laser cutting system. The new machine, with its even higher cutting performance, will further increase our production output and enable even shorter delivery times.”

In its early days, the Leon Fuat Group owned 11 CO2 machines from a different manufacturer. With the upgrade to its first Bystronic ByStar Fiber 4020 in 2018, the company eliminated previously existing production restrictions and high operating costs. And even with only five CO2 machines in operation, the company was able to increase productivity and revenue with the Bystronic fibre-laser system.

Due to its excellent experiences and trust in Bystronic, the Leon Fuat Group invested in an additional Bystronic machine – a ByStar Fiber 3015 6 kW. This machine was installed at the company’s affiliate Supreme Steel Makers for processing applications in thinner sheet metal materials.

Looking to the future, Leon Fuat is convinced that its new ByStar Fiber 8025 will overcome the limitations of its existing laser-cutting systems; now the company can load raw materials with bigger dimensions.
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