From the establishment of our up-and-coming company until today – here are the most important stages of our development.



60 years of being first.

Soraluce Summit on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Soraluce.


30th company anniversary

 Jubilee 30 years


Opening of the Soraluce Plant 5, where the P range – Portal milling and turning centers are produced.
(Photo: NC Fertigung/Rüdiger Kroh)

Best of Industry Award for SORALUCE VSET.


Presentation of the grinding function in the multitask centers.

SORALUCE VSET awarded with the MM Award AMB 2018.


Presentation of “The Intelligent Machine”.


Red Dot Award for Design.

Best of Industry Award for DAS System.

Introduction of the first smart machine.

25th company anniversary.




Presentation of the new design of the new SORALUCE machine generation.

European Quality Innovation of the Year Award.




Production of the first SORALUCE KB horizontal boring machine for components in the oil and gas industry.


The German Federal President, Joachim Gauck, visits our stand at the EMO in 2013.

At SMS Meer Mönchengladbach, Bimatec Soraluce installs the largest automated production line in the company’s history with four interlinked floor type milling, turning, and drilling centers with a length of 120 meters.

A world first in vibration damping DAS System (Dynamics Active Stabilizer) is presented to customers.



Extension of Bimatec Soraluce by a new 2100 m² technology center and an 750 m² office building.

Soraluce delivers the FXR 64000, the largest floor type milling, turning and drilling center to date to CIMOLAI Italy for machining components for the world’s largest ship.


Market launch of the first F-MT multitask turning, milling and grinding center.


Presentation of world innovations: Patented quill / milling head changing system.


Opening of the Soraluce Plant 4 where the F-series – floor type milling, turning, and drilling centers with a vertical travel of up to 8 meters are produced.


First stepless milling head is produced in series.


First big order from Bombardier for a production line of five machines for machining bogies. Order value of 7.8 million euros.


Production of the first PMG series gantry type portal milling machine.

The first machine without a cooling lubricant system and implementation dry machining together with our customer Abus from Gummersbach.


Production of the first SORALUCE TA-A series universal bed type milling and boring center as the successor to the SORA series.

Delivery of the first duplex machine with two opposing traveling columns to SBS in Dresden.


First turn key project with delivery of a travelling column machine including production strategy and technology for the processing of copper mold plates to SMS in Hilchenbach.


Opening ceremonies of the new Bimatec Soraluce Service, Spare Parts and Training Center. New 500 m² office building and 500 m² hall.


First stepless milling head is produced in series.

Production of the first orthogonal automatic stepless milling head.



The first SORALUCE SL fixed table travelling column milling and boring center with linear guiding system is introduced and delivered to the market worldwide.

The world’s first machine with horizontal ram with linear guiding technology.


Opening of new building with a 500 m² office and a 790 m² demonstration center.

First participation at the Metav machine tool trade fair in Düsseldorf.

First turnkey order from Projekt ABB for the machining of bogies.

Entry into the automotive industry with the delivery of a bed type milling and boring center to Zimmermann’s successor in Gladenbach.


The BIMATEC company is founded by Fred Bisgwa and Walter Markuske.

First in-house exhibition in a bus garage in Limburg.

The first SORALUCE FS floor type milling and boring center is produced and delivered to Trendelkamp in Nordwalde. This machine was used later to mill the official Federal Eagle for the Lower House of the German Parliament.


Production of the first SORALUCE SORA bed type milling machine with automatically stepless milling head for Butler Newall.


Start of production of machining centers.


Start of production of radial boring machines.


Start of production of special machines in the milling sector and transfer lines.


Founding of Soraluce.

Start of production of classic drilling machines.