A pioneering spirit and force of innovation for more than 170 years
Since being founded in 1849, SCHWEIZER has enjoyed a unique company history. The company is now managed by the 6th generation of the founding family.
The first 50 years
Christoph Schweizer's instinct for market potential and openness towards innovations from France and Switzerland brought about massive growth stimuli even in the first decades after the founding of the company in 1849.
Initially, the company marketed clock faces.
International acclaim: World fair in 1873 in Vienna and 1893 in Chicago.
The three new factory buildings and an enamel smelting plant were constructed between 1877 and 1893 in order to meet growing demand.
50th anniversary of SCHWEIZER.
A time of global unrest
Constant expansion of manufacturing programme between 1903 and 1916.
1936: SCHWEIZER became a joint-stock company. In 1949, the company celebrated its 100th anniversary.
1951 to date
An era of technological milestones and successful partnerships
1958: The starting gun was fired for the production of PCBs.
1967: The new factory in Dunningen was inaugurated.
1979: The company celebrated its 130th anniversary and the premises in Sulgen opened their doors.
The first joint venture with a company from Singapore was agreed in 1982.
1989: The company celebrated its 140th anniversary and was floated on the stock exchange in Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
The 2nd decade of the new millennium brought about further partnerships with MEIKO (2009) and Elekonta Marek (2013).
2014: WUS Printed Circuits became a shareholder in order to serve the market for high-frequency PCBs together with SCHWEIZER.
Towards the end of the company's 165th year of business in 2014, Infineon joined SCHWEIZER in order to jointly tap the chip embedding market for automotive and industrial applications.
2018: SCHWEIZER laid the foundation stone of the new high-tech production site in Jintan/China, which produced its first sample boards at the start of 2020.