100 years of forward-looking production of stamped parts.
Acquisition of a FEINTOOL 450 X-TRA
Expansion of the production floorspace by 3500 m².
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.
Transformation of FRITZ SCHIESS & CO into FRITZ SCHIESS AG.
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.
Enter the 3rd generation.
As integral parts of Hasselblad cameras, fineblanked components from Lichtensteig land on the moon.
Generous expansion of the production floorspace for presses and secondary operations on output of fineblanked parts. 47 presses and some 300 employees.
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.
First fineblanking press with 3000 kN capacity.
Even during World War II, expansion into yet another production facility. No less than fineblanking presses already operational.
Despite the global economic crisis, the company continues to grow.
First fineblanked component produced according to a customer drawing – today this is our logo.
Production of standard type and special purpose washers begins.
Staff moves into building housing the testing facility.
Design and construction of the world`s first fineblanking press and patenting of the process by the Deutsche Reichspatentamt.
A brilliant concept is created. Based on his idea, nowadays known worldwide as fineblanking, Fritz Schiess-Forrer founded our company