Company

About
SafanDarley

SafanDarley is the leading global specialist
in developing and constructing press brakes
and shears for both thin and thick sheet metal.

Organisation

SafanDarley ranks among
the top 3 manufacturers
of sheet metal working
machines in the world

As the inventor of the servo-electronic press brake, SafanDarley brought about a veritable e-volution in sheet metal working. Not only because of superior electronic technology compared to traditional hydraulics, but also through innovative machine concepts, unique control systems and optimal production automation.

We use the most sophisticated equipment and systems in a streamlined process with strict quality control. In doing so we apply the principles of ‘lean manufacturing’ to produce as flexibly as possible with minimum wastage. This way we combine the best possible quality/price ratio with socially responsible entrepreneurship.

52

Patents as of 2023

420

Machines produced in 2023

210

Employees worldwide
Frame 6814 (1)

Research & Development

Research & Development
in sheet metal working
and handling

Continuous innovation is SafanDarley's core activity. Our innovative strength is directed at developing entirely new machines and systems, and at perfecting existing machines and accessories. We develop all our innovations in-house. The ingenuity of our R&D department covers all aspects of construction, control and software, and is combined with unique expertise in the fields of press-brake bending, cutting and (automated) sheet handling.

In our opinion, the provision of integrated manufacturing solutions will play an increasingly important role.

This will mainly concern the integration of machine control, automation and communication. In this development too, SafanDarley is setting the pace.

History

Innovative genes

The SafanDarley brand originates from 2012, when the brands of Safan and Darley were merged. Thanks to their rich history, Safan B.V. and Darley B.V. have the experience needed to be able to operate in today's top segment of the sheet metal working market.

Safan B.V. was incorporated in 1960 as a pooling of resources from 5 Dutch manufacturers in the field of machines and tools for the sheet metal working industry. The most important one of these manufacturers and the driving force behind the development of Safan, was Wila of Lochem. This company had been operating as an engineering works for the sheet metal working industry since 1932.

Darley B.V. was incorporated in 1934 as a machinery plant, mainly as a supplier for the then state mines, and after 1957 it started to specialise in hydraulic sheet metal working machines.

Innovation Timeline

Safan

1980
Servo-hydraulic press brake

1988
The first press brake with a robot

1995
SafanDarley Touch Screen control unit

Servo-electronic press brake (SMK) 1995

1999
Hybrid guillotine shears (HT)

2004

Original E-Brake

2005
150T and 200T E-Brakes

2008
R-Brake automated bending cell

2010
E-Brake Ergonomic

E-Brake 300T Dual Drive 2010

E-Control Touch Screen control 2010

Darley

1980
CNC press brake type EHP

1987
ADS crowning for press brakes

1992
Nickel cathode cutting system

Multi Power Punching Machine

1996
Multifold Bending Machine

1999
ACS Sensor angle measuring system

2003
Top Tool Clamp HBK-04 HV

2005
Crowning type ADS4/CNC

2006
ACS laser angle measuring system

2012

Safan and Darley brands merge into one new brand

SafanDarley

2018
R-Brake

2021
Optimized Bending Speed

2023
I-Mate

Robo Mate

H-iBrake intelligent and efficient Hydraulic Brake drive system

2012
SafanDarley Eye

New generation H-Brake

2019
Mini Cell

2022
Tool Mate

Safan

Darley

Servo-hydraulic press brake 1980

The first press brake with a robot 1988

SafanDarley Touch Screen control unit 1995

Servo-electronic press brake (SMK) 1995

Hybrid guillotine shears (HT) 1999

Original E-Brake 2004

150T and 200T E-Brakes 2005

R-Brake automated bending cell 2008

E-Brake Ergonomic 2010

E-Brake 300T Dual Drive 2010

E-Control Touch Screen control 2010

1980 CNC press brake type EHP

1987 ADS crowning for press brakes

1992 Nickel cathode cutting system

1992 Multi Power Punching Machine

1996 Multifold Bending Machine

1999 ACS Sensor angle measuring system

2003Top Tool Clamp HBK-04 HV

2005Crowning type ADS4/CNC

2006ACS laser angle measuring system

2012

Safan and Darley brands merge into one new brand

SafanDarley

R-Brake 2018

Optimized Bending Speed 2021

I-Mate 2023

Robo Mate 2023

H-iBrake intelligent and efficient Hydraulic Brake drive system 2023

2012 SafanDarley Eye

2012 New generation H-Brake

2019 Mini Cell

2022 Tool Mate

Nivora Group

Nivora Group

The Nivora group is a Dutch industrial enterprise with a specific mission. Nivora holds shares in innovative industrial companies. The company’s objective is development, and the preservation of a high level of knowledge and employment in the Netherlands. The company has more than 350 employees in the Netherlands.

The group consists of four leading Dutch brands of metal working machines:

SafanDarley - manufacturer of innovative machines for sheet metal working
Bewo Cutting Systems - manufacturer of industrial sawing machines
STYLE CNC Machines - manufacturer of unique lathes and milling machines
Dynobend - specialised in solutions for precision cold forming of tube

Contact

SafanDarley North America LLC
N7 W23750 Bluemound Road Suite 200
Waukesha, WI 53188
USA

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