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1988 to present...

30 years of KSL-Kuttler

From founder to market

leader in just a few years

It all began in the year 1988 with an idea, a rented premise, two people and the first order about four handling machines.

In 1989 the newly developed machines were exhibited for the first time at the Productronica in Munich and the foundations for future business relationships were established. In the following years the company was expanding steadily.

1994 was our company's breakthrough on the entire Asian market because of the first large-scale order placed by the company Shanghai Bell in China as well as the entire automation of the PCB-factory of Motorola in Singapore.

Furthermore, there were two service-centers founded, one in the United States and one in Asia, in order to offer those two growing markets quick service.

Since 1998, KSL-Kuttler is the world-leading manufacturer of automation systems for the PCB industry and stands for quality and reliability. Now, most of the largest PCB manufacturers in the world pertain to our customers. Due to our extensive product range of 180 different machines, we can offer one-stop solutions for all automation projects worldwide.

The first steps into the production of wet process solutions took place in 2002 with the establishment of KSL-Kuttler Automation Systems (Suzhou) in China. In the coming years innovations followed step

by step:

The introduction of the CleanLine machine series  sets new standards, followed by the CompactLine, the Peeler, the Cleaner, AOI and LDI automations, 25 micron technology, etc.

In 2008 a change of ownership took place to Suntech Power Group, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of PV modules. This established the entry into the solar industry with automation solutions for wafer and module manufacturing.

Since 2011 KSL-Kuttler is offering contract manufacturing in the field of laser cutting, edging, welding up to complete component and machine assemblage.

At the company's 25th anniversary in 2013 KSL-Kuttler is synonymous with quality and reliability in the PCB and solar automation. We offer a wide range of equipment, that cannot be found anywhere else.