Competence from Vorarlberg

Know-how & experience

VPW Präzisionswerkzeuge Bitsche OG is a family-run company based in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg (Austria). We can look back on decades of experience in the production of solid carbide plotter knives and special tools. VPW Bitsche OG is your trustworthy and competent partner who provides support in the design of solid carbide plotter knives and special tools in fair and open cooperation. When it comes to the development and production of plotter knives or sharpening and grinding with our practical and resource-saving regrinding service, we are your competent contact.

Our team consists of experienced and reliable employees who regularly undergo further training. This means that we are always up to date not only technically, but also with our know-how.

Bitsche Kevin
CEO – Plotter tools
Phone: +43 (0)5522 32412-15
Fax: +43 (0)5522 32412-10
Mail: plottermesser@vol.at

Bitsche David
CEO – Special tools
Phone: +43 (0)5522 32412-14
Fax: +43 (0)5522 32412-10
Mail: db@vpw-fk.at

Bitsche Hubert
CEO – Special tools
Phone: +43 (0)5522 32412-12
Fax: +43 (0)5522 32412-10
Mail: vpw.bitsche@vol.at

2022
Successful development

13 employees
11 controlled CNC machines
10 conventional machines
one fully automatic measuring machine
digital and conventional measuring microscopes
a marking laser
a fully air-conditioned production environment

2022
2021
Expansion of machinery

A new, fully automated CNC tool grinding machine (prototype) is installed.

Schleifmaschine mit Lader
2021
2019
Expansion of machinery

A new marking laser with integrated suction is purchased.

2019
2018
Quality assurance

Acquisition of a digital measuring microscope to create pictorial documentation and to ensure gentle final inspection for the employee.

2018
2015/2016
Expansion of machinery

The machine park is further expanded and two new 5-axis CNC tool grinding machines are added.

2015/2016
2012
new production facility

The newly built production facility in the industrial area (Runa) in Altenstadt allows for faster and more flexible production from now on.

2012
2011
Start of construction

Due to the successful growth, a new, modernised production facility is built in Altenstadt.

2011
2009
Quality assurance

To meet the increasing quality demands of the automotive industry, a fully automatic measuring machine, Walter Helicheck, is purchased.

2009
2008
Expansion of machinery

In order to cope with the constant demand for VPW tools, two additional 5-axis CNC tool grinding machines were put into operation.

2008
2007
Expansion of machinery

The first 5-axis CNC tool grinding machine with automatic loader was put into operation.

Walter Helictronic Power Schleifmaschine
2007
2005
First laser marker

In order to meet the increasing demands in quality assurance, a laser marker was purchased. This marks the workpieces, e.g. with batch numbers, etc., to ensure complete traceability.

2005
2001
Production expansion

Production at the Gisingen site is expanded. The machinery is also further expanded. A new cylindrical grinding machine is purchased.

The company VPW Bitsche OG now has 10 employees.

2001
1999
Start field service

Trading with field service (company VPW Werkzeugservice GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn) was started.

1999
1996
First 5-axis machine

The first 5-axis CNC tool grinding machine is added. In addition, a presetting device was purchased.

1996
1994
Expansion of machinery

The second 4-axis CNC tool grinding machine was purchased.

1994
1992
First CNC machine

The first 4-axis CNC tool grinding machine:
Walter Helitronic 35

1992
1991
Company formation

The company VPW Bitsche OG is founded at the Gisingen site with 3 people.

1991