CIDAN’s long success story began in 1907 in the Swedish municipality of Götene. 115 years later, the CIDAN Machinery Group is a world-leading full-range supplier of innovative sheet metal machinery and easy-to-use control solutions for multiple industries and sheet metal trade. With the recent acquisition of THALMANN Maschinenbau AG from Switzerland, another forward-looking milestone has been set. One more reason to introduce the traditional Swedish company in more detail and to take a look behind the scenes.

“Perfect match: THALMANN fits perfectly to the CIDAN Group. Our goal is to offer all solutions to our market segment, and by acquiring Thalmann we gain a stronger position, within North America and internationally. This acquisition is a win for both our customers, and our employees. We continue to build a platform of success for all of our stakeholders.” Chandler Barden, President of CIDAN Machinery Americas.


Since its foundation, CIDAN has stood for the development and manufacture of high-quality, innovative and efficient folding machines and sheet metal shears. Today, in addition to CIDAN, the two Austrian companies FORSTNER (decoiling systems), nuIT (control solutions) and the renowned Swiss long folding machine manufacturer THALMANN, CIDAN Machinery Group has a total of 300 total global employees.


The positive synergy effects of the mergers and the resulting customer benefits and advantages are obvious for the CIDAN Machinery Group. At CIDAN they can help customer develop their business thanks to their broad and deap knowledge of sheet metal business. The know-how, and the capacity for new and further development of innovative machine and control solutions. Also an offering of currently 45 highly trained service techs around the world. Economical, individual and future-oriented solutions for every size of company and for every need – from single machines for smaller roofer businesses to finely tuned machine lines for medium-sized companies to fully automated, highly efficient industrial plants. Everything from a single source.


”Shaping tomorrow’s world” is the sustainable tagline of the CIDAN Machinery Group. The sales and applications team is looking forward to demonstrating this promise of the future to customers and interested visitors with innovative products, solutions and services at our events and shows throughout the United States.


OPEN MINDED: Chandler Barden, President of CIDAN Machinery America,
welcomes an open exchange, innovative ideas and friendly interactions.

DELIVERY: Every day, numerous CIDAN machines leave the production site
and are delivered punctually and safely to customers worldwide.

COMPLETE MANUFACTURING: The innovative CIDAN sheet metal processing machines
are manufactured from A to Z on a production and assembly area.

CRAFTSMANSHIP: CIDAN has about 60 highly trained service techs around the world
focused on quality with passion, expertise and craftsmanship.

COMPANY BUILDING: At the lobby of our office, you will be greeted with views of our showroom as well as historical drawings
of our machines. CIDAN Machinery Americas currently holds 50,000 sq. ft. for the operation of our employees and customers.

SHOWROOM: At our office, you will find our in-house showroom featuring multiple folders
that are used for customer demos and service improvements.

HISTORICAL: CIDAN’s sheet metal shears have made enormous advances
in development and technological leaps over the past decades.

INNOVATIVE: The CIDAN FX Combi series offers high flexibility and features numerous
innovations, such as the rotating Up/Down bending system.