History since 1923

With the first linear guideways conceived and developed by SCHNEEBERGER over 90 years ago, the foundation was established for the worldwide linear technology of today. Our original guidelines for the construction of linear guideways defined the criteria for load bearing capacity, reliability and economy. These SCHNEEBERGER guidelines quickly became industry standards which are still valid today. 

The same maxims which were the basis for our success continue to dominate our thinking and our actions: the spirit of innovation; uncompromising quality demands; and the ambition to time and again be in a position to offer our customers new, technically and economically superior products.

Then as now, the name SCHNEEBERGER is a synonym for modern linear technology all over the world.

2016 December 2015
PRODUCT INNOVATION December 2015

Our techcon® - a specially developed cement mixture for "selected applications" and developed as a cost-effective alternative to mineral casting.

PRODUCT INNOVATION December 2015

MONORAIL MR – next carriage generation

PRODUCT INNOVATION August 2015

New carriage types expand the range of applications

PRODUCT INNOVATION December 2014

MINIRAIL carriages with long-term lubrication LUBE-S Maintenace free guideways - lubricant reservoir directly integrated into MINIRAIL carriages.

PRODUCT INNOVATION February 2014

Revolutionary Twin Gantry Positioning System

PRODUCT INNOVATION January 2014

Guiding and measuring in the smallest spaces MINISCALE PLUS is consistently accurate and reliable. Measurement is carried out directly during the work process,...

2012 December 2012
Expansion December 2012

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company for mineral casting in China

2010 December 2010

Expansion December 2010

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Singapore    

Product innovation May 2010

Production of micro frictionless table MINISLIDE

Expansion January 2010

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Korea    

2008 December 2008
Expansion December 2008

Acquisition of Spatz GmbH in Bessenbach, Germany, a company for racks and special components

Expansion December 2008

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in India    

2007 December 2007
Expansion December 2007

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER China production company

Product innovation May 2007

Production of measuring system AMS absolut and AMS long

2006 December 2006
Expansion December 2006

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company for mineral casting in Czech Republic 

2005 December 2005
Expansion December 2005

2005 Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in China

2002 December 2002
Product innovation May 2002

Production of linear bearing FORMULA-S

Product innovation May 2002

Production of mineral casting

2000 December 2000
Product innovation May 2000

Production of miniature guideway MINIRAIL

1992 December 1992
Product innovation May 1992

Production of integrated measuring system AMS for MONORAIL

1990 December 1990
Expansion December 1990

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in China

Expansion December 1990

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Japan

Product innovation December 1990

Production of MONORAIL profiled linear roller guideways

1985 December 1985
Expansion December 1985

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in USA

1984 December 1984
Product innovation May 1984

First positioning system for the semi-conductor industry

1971 December 1971
Expansion December 1971

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Italy

Product innovation

First production of linear guideways and frictionless tables in accordance with customer drawings

The beginning

Walter Schneeberger opens a mechanical workshop in Roggwil (Switzerland)

Expansion

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Germany 

1965
1923
1945
1948
Product innovation

1945 First grinding machine with crossed roller bearings