A brilliant concept is created. Based on his idea, nowadays known worldwide as fineblanking, Fritz Schiess-Forrer founded our company
Philippe Schiess (COO and co-owner) and Frédéric Schiess (CEO and co-owner)
Who invented the revolutionary precision technology of fineblanking? The Swiss! Or more exactly: Fritz Schiess-Forrer, and that in 1920 already. Ever since then we have been producing metal workpieces with a quality of finish and combination of operations that had never before been achieved in a single press stroke. In conjunction with our customers, we develop viable solutions, even for unusual products. Challenge us to surprise you with what is technically achievable nowadays!
Permanently committed to pushing the technology envelope: we are continuously in pursuit of those optimal results that will match your expectations and specifications. In a company, or rather, a community of specialists that is equally dedicated to cutting-edge production technologies and the traditional Schiess quality brand, as well as to our Swiss homeland, the Toggenburg.
Your partner for products with the highest demands on precision, quality and innovation.
Design and construction of the world`s first fineblanking press and patenting of the process by the Deutsche Reichspatentamt.
Staff moves into building housing the testing facility.
Production of standard type and special purpose washers begins.
First fineblanked component produced according to a customer drawing – today this is our logo.
Despite the global economic crisis, the company continues to grow.
Even during World War II, expansion into yet another production facility. No less than fineblanking presses already operational.
First fineblanking press with 3000 kN capacity.
Transformation of sole proprietorship FRITZ SCHIESS into a general partnership FRITZ SCHIESS CO (Fritz Schiess-Forrer together with his three sons). Construction of the office and administration building.
Generous expansion of the production floorspace for presses and secondary operations on output of fineblanked parts. 47 presses and some 300 employees.
Enter the 3rd generation.
As integral parts of Hasselblad cameras, fineblanked components from Lichtensteig land on the moon.
Massive downswing in turnover as mechanical movements for calculators, cash tills and meters are replaced by electronic elements. In the following years, new markets are opened and a network of representatives established.
Transformation of FRITZ SCHIESS & CO into FRITZ SCHIESS AG.
With the acquisition of a SCHMID 160 X-TRA, the company invests in cutting-edge fineblanking press technology. Two further SCHMID 320 X-TRA presses are added to the machine park in.
Expansion of the production floorspace by 3500 m².
Acquisition of a FEINTOOL 450 X-TRA
100 years of forward-looking production of stamped parts.