Our knowledge and skills in fine mechanical engineering has not been achieved overnight. The same principle applies to passion, it takes time to grow and develop over the years. This is a brief outline of our history.
1975 Slijpservice Lochem B.V. was grounded and work commenced in the area of sharpening knives and tools.
1981 Jan Jansen joined Slijpservice Lochem B.V., the first wire EDM machine was purchased (at that time the largest in the Netherlands). This also marked the start of the move towards more precision engineering work.
1982 Purchase of the second wire EDM machine which had 0.03 mm wire application. First steps into manufacturing forceps for medical applications.
1984 Purchase of the third wire EDM with extra super finish.
1987 Delivery of the fourth wire EDM machine, this time using 0.07 mm wire and for the first time the machine featured automatic wire feed. At the same time a tool cutter was acquired that had an automatic finishing program.
1988 In-house conversion of the wire EDM’s to 0.05 mm with automatic wire threading.
1991 Management buy out by Jan Jansen who becomes the owner of Slijpservice Lochem B.V.
1995 First steps taken in introducing 0.03 wire spark technology with automatic wire feed.
1999 All machines on site replaced with 0.03 mm wire spark technology with automatic wire feed.
2000 Moved to new premises at our current site in Borculo (the Netherlands).