Words from our Chairman and CEO
In 1961, ten years prior to NC control finding wide acceptance among users, NUM developed the first CNC controller. With a commercial launch in 1964, NUM was one of the first CNC providers in the world. Since then, we have maintained our position as a technology leader in this segment and are eager to extend on this success.
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. For decades, NUM has been a trusted supplier of solutions for the standard machine market. We will continue to utilize the openess of our systems to offer customers in this segment a competitive advantage. We will also make the necessary investments needed in R&D to ensure our standard features and functions meet the requirements of this market now and in the future.
As an international company headquartered in Switzerland, we have worldwide sales, application development and service locations (see map). 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. Beyond our catalog offering, with the support of NUM's engineering services, we are also able to propose third party products, for the realization of your unique solutions. This is done in close cooperation with our partners, which makes NUM a provider of highend CNC solutions - where customers actually get everything from one source. The success of our partners and customers is our metric for success and the direct justification of our position in the market.
NUM CNC solutions provide machine builders with a competitive advantage.
The total cost of operations 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.