Today, CITO is regarded as the world leader in the field of creasing technology. But for a number of years now, it has also been a supplier for cutting die manufacturers and has meanwhile earned a considerable reputation in this area. Traditionally, CITO has always striven to be a technological market leader. In line with this strategy, it has over the last few years acquired the diemaking company Bieling & Petsche Stanzformen GmbH, as well as PolyMX bv, a manufacturer of ejection material, and incorporated them within the group.
The GROUP’s CEO, Jürgen Mariën, formulated his strategic objective as followed:
“In four years, CITO will not only be the market leader in the field of diecutting technology but also in diemaking technology, particularly in the area of ejection material.”
The guiding principle generally followed at CITO is that improving tool performance by using quality material and high-grade components, coupled with know-how, leads to a better result. Naturally, this also requires an open dialogue with the customer, because it is only possible to achieve optimum joint results when there is clarity regarding the needs of the customer. In the preliminary talks held with Wolfgang Gross, it quickly became clear that we are on the same wavelength. In his first statement, Wolfgang Gross tells us:
“I am looking forward to my new tasks and I am already thrilled with the R&D possibilities available at CITO. You can tell straight away that the entire team is passionate about what it does, and I am really happy to be part of it.”