With continuous investments into state-of-the-art production facilities and infrastructure, our employees’ willingness to continuously improve and learn, as well as our objective to be amongst the best, our company is always on the cutting edge and enjoys long-standing partnerships with international customers.
Merger of Gehring Cut AG with Bächler Feintech AG into one company
The main offices of Bächler Feintech AG are in Hölstein (BL), Switzerland. The company is lead by Lucas van der Merwe (CEO), Lukas Aebersold (CTO/CSO), and Reto Strickler (CPO).
Through the merger the number of employees increases to 240.
Planning, approval, and start of building extension. Mr. Jürg Bächler (CTO) is leaving the company at the end of the year. The number of employees increases to 160.
Sale of Bächler Feintech AG
Sale of Bächler Feintech AG from the private ownership of the Bächler family to the ownership of Klingel Holding GmbH for a sustainable succession plan. The previous management consisting of Martin Bächler and Jürg Bächler will hand over their activities to Mr. Lucas van der Merwe, who will officially take over the position of CEO from March 20, 2019. Mr. Martin Bächler will work in the position of Head of Finance (CFO) as well as in the management for the company until the end of 2019. Mr. Jürg Bächler will remain in his position as Head of Purchasing & Technology (CTO) and as a member of the Executive Board. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is now Mr. Ralf Petrawitz.
The number of employees increases to 150.
The number of employees increases to 140. Update of the certificate to ISO 13485:2016
Three long-standing employees are added to the company management. Update of the certificate to ISO 9001:2015
New electropolishing and passivation process implemented. The number of employees increases to 135.
Move into the building extension, enlargement of the production and administration area from 3000 m² to 6000 m².
Bächler Verwaltungs AG is founded. The company takes over all facilities.
Start of building extension, which was delayed due to the preceding, economically tumultuous years. The number of employees increases to 115.
Erich Bächler resigns as Chairman of the Board of Directors after 46 years.
Building extension planning underway. The number of employees increases to 100.
Certification according to ISO 13485 : 2003 for the manufacture of medical products
Over the course of the year, new production rooms and new offices in a building extension are moved into.
Certification according to ISO 9001 : 2000 and EN 46001.
Purchase of an existing property in Hölstein and move-in with 35 employees. Change of name to Bächler Feintech AG.
Die ersten CNC-gesteuerten Produktionsmaschinen werden angeschafft. Verbindungen zu neuen Abnehmerkreisen werden geschaffen. Damit einher geht die Verarbeitung von vielen neuen Rohstoffen wie Titan, Zirkonium, Edelmetallen und Kunststoffen.
Jürg Bächler, the second son of the company founder, joins the company.
The company name is changed to Bächler Décolletage AG. Increase in share capital to CHF 200,000.
Martin Bächler, the first son of the company founder, joins the company.
The modernized company now employs 17 people. Relocation to a larger and expandable property in Niederdorf.
Acquisition of the small décolletage company Gebr. Stephani AG in Oberdorf by Erich Bächler. With a total of 7 employees, turned parts were manufactured for the watch, apparatus, and machine industries.