Words from our Chairman and CEO
NUM had already developed the first CNC controller in 1961, i.e. 10 years before CNC- or NC control systems found a wide acceptance among users. With the launch in 1964, NUM was one of the first global CNC providers. Since then, we have maintained our position as a technology leader in this segment and are eager to expand this further.
Our market strategy is to help our current and future customers to construct a better machine and thereby securing them a competitive advantage on the market. As can be seen from our logo we perceive ourselves as a CNC High-End Application company and we are focusing on selected market niches, where we undeniably have something extra to offer, and we have a proven track record to back up this statement.
Our long, successful track record supports this finding in an impressive manner. Also for decades NUM has been a trusted supplier of solutions for the standard machine market. We will continue to utilize the openness of our systems to offer customers in this segment an advantage too, as we will make the investments needed in R&D to secure our standard features and functions meets the requirement of this market now and in the future.
As an international company headquartered in Switzerland, we have many sales, application and service locations all over the world (see map), from which we operate worldwide. The flexibility and openness of our products allows us to be geographically near to the machine manufacturer to provide engineering services necessary for his specialties respectively. Our R&D facilities are located in Switzerland, France and Italy, where we also have our major manufacturing facility.
Our main CNC hardware production facility is located in Italy. It is our clearly defined strategy that we keep the control over the development and manufacture of the core products in the CNC system, including the drives and motors, in our hands, so that we remain capable to continuously improve the overall performance of a CNC system. That said, we also include third-party products in our tenders in the provision of engineering services for the realization of your special solutions. This is done in close cooperation with our partners, which makes NUM a provider of high-end CNC solutions, in which customers actually get everything from one source. The success of our partners and customers is the measure of our success and directly the justification of our position on the market.
NUM CNC solutions provide machine builders with a competitive advantage.
The total cost of operation are becoming increasingly challenging for our OEM customers and end users. For this reason we are very much committed to the highest product quality and reliability in combination with an efficient and responsive worldwide customer service.
NUM is in a very positive development phase and can rely on a strong financial position. The CNC market is our passion and because we think long-term, we will continue to invest in technology, production, support and service in order to remain an attractive partner for both our current and future customers.
President & CEO of NUM Group
Peter von Rüti