With fifteen projects that have already been delivered or that are in the final phase, Laser & Bending Machines has made a good start. It was a special start, in a year that is special for everyone”, says Nathan van der Hoeven, who founded the company at the beginning of this year. Laser & Bending Machines (LBM) is a new party engaged in the purchase and sale of used laser cutting machines, automation solutions and press brakes. The company, which focuses exclusively on high-quality brands, wants to distinguish itself from most other machine traders by guiding customers from A to Z when buying or selling their machine. This can be done in various ways, from sales alone to a complete installation including training for the new operators.

This article originally appeared in the October 2020 special issue of Plaatbewerkingsnieuws.

Solid Foundation

Almost a year after the start, Nathan van der Hoeven has been able to establish a good basis: “This will help us to continue to serve the market in the coming years.” This basis includes the commissioning of new housing along the A16 in Dordrecht. Here, LBM has moved into a building that, in addition to a beautiful reception area, also has a large hall with enough space to stock machines and refurbish them. This makes it possible to respond even faster to demand for used quality machines. Last summer, Jan van Dam Machinetransport immediately delivered the first machines there. The first employees have already been hired for the refurbishment work, among other things.

Last summer, Jan van Dam Machinetransport immediately delivered the first machines to the new Laser & Bending Machines business premises along the A16 in Dordrecht.

Laser & Bending Machines has installed a BySprint Fiber 4020 at MTU in Uden. Martin Gruijters and Frans Schepers, the owners of MTU, are very pleased with the service.

Great deals
Contacts outside the Netherlands have also been strengthened, with various attractive deals concluded in Germany, England, Belgium and Italy. In addition, a sales agent was added who is responsible for the sales area in French-speaking Belgium and France. The first fifteen projects have already been completed or are in the final phase. One of these projects involved the delivery of a BySprint Fiber 4020 with a 4 kW laser source. This Bystronic laser cutting machine is installed at MTU in Uden. MTU is a specialist in the laser cutting of pipes and profiles, but now also includes the cutting of flat sheets as a service. The machine in MTU’s new premises will soon also be equipped with a storage tower with 40 pallets, each with a 5-ton payload. This is also provided by LBM. Martin Gruijters and Frans Schepers, the owners of MTU, are very pleased with the service provided by Nathan van der Hoeven: “He has arranged everything and he does it very well. He not only sells machines, but also knows what he is doing. When entrepreneurs like us tell us what we are looking for, he understands us. He can also give advice on this.”

Nathan van der Hoeven: The foundation that has now been laid – room for stock and refurbishing, extra employees and European expansion – enables Laser & Bending Machines to purchase and deliver quality machines under the current circumstances. We can also support the full supervision of the purchasing process even better. ” The current range of laser cutting machines, press brakes and matching automation can be found on the website: www.laserbendingmachines.com