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Dr. Hans-Martin Schneeberger, CEO of SCHNEEBERGER HOLDING AG with registered office in Roggwil, Switzerland

SCHNEEBERGER Chronology

1923

OFFICIAL OPENING OF WORKSHOPS

Walter SCHNEEBERGER-Grütter at the official opening of a mechanical workshop on Dorfstraße in Roggwil, Bern (Switzerland).

1929

EXPANSION

Expansion of existing milling cutter sharpening machine workshop with wet grinding

1945

NEW DESIGNER

Ernst Pfister joins the company as the designer of the SN tool sharpening machine with integrated linear guideways

1948

STAFF EXPANSION

Walter SCHNEEBERGER Jr. joins the company as Plant Manager Start of production of linear guideways from customer drawings

1950

STAFF EXPANSION

Hans SCHNEEBERGER joins the company as a trader Production of machines for the graphics trade (until 1956)

1955

SPECIAL MACHINES

Construction of special machines for the carpet industry

1959

LARGE ORDER

Large order from Boston for shoe last turning lathes

PARTICIPATION IN MACHINE TOOL EXHIBITION

First participation at the European Machine Tool Exposition in Paris with linear guideways

1964

FIRST SUBSIDIARY

Founding of the SCHNEEBERGER company in Paris as the first foreign subsidiary

1965

FOUNDING OF SCHNEEBERGER GMBH NEUENBÜRG

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER GmbH in Neuenbürg (moved to Höfen/Enz in 1971)

1971

FOUNDING OF SCHNEEBERGER ITALIANA

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Italiana in Angera, Varese

FIRST FACTORY BUILDING

Höfen: Construction of first factory building Start of production of linear guideways and special components

1977

RETIREMENT OF ERNST PFISTER-SCHNEEBERGER

Retirement of Ernst Pfister-SCHNEEBERGER Walter and Hans SCHNEEBERGER jointly assume senior management responsibility

1980

FOUNDING OF SCHNEEBERGER HOLDING AG

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG with registered office in Roggwil Acquisition of all shares of the existing companies in Roggwil, Brètigny, Höfen and Angera

1985

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Inc.

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Inc. in Bedford, USA

EXPANSION

Höfen: Expansion of existing factory building

1987

STAFF EXPANSION

Dr. Hans-Martin Schneeberger joins W. SCHNEEBERGER AG in Roggwil (third generation of the family)

1990

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER K.K

Founding of Nippon SCHNEEBERGER K.K

1997

NANOMETER-LEVEL POSITION STABILITY

Delivery of the first positioning systems with position stability in the nanometer range

1998

MARKET LAUNCH

Market launch of the MONORAIL product range with balls and the second generation of mechanical guideways

2000

Market launch

Market launch of the MINIRAIL miniature guideway

2002

Integration Rhenocast AG

Integration of RHENOCAST AG into W. SCHNEEBERGER AG as the mineral cast business unit

2006

NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY

Founding of a new mineral cast production facility in Cheb, Czech Republic

2007

FOUNDING

Founding of a new production facility SCHNEEBERGER Shanghai Precision Products Co. Ltd, Shanghai, China

2008

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER India Private Ltd in India

Founding of a new production facility SCHNEEBERGER Changzhou Precision Systems Co. Ltd., Changzhou, China

2011

Founding SCHNEEBERGER LINEAR TECHNOLOGY PTE.LTD.

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER LINEAR TECHNOLOGY PTE.LTD. in Singapur

2012

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Changzhou Precision Systems Co. Ltd.

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER Changzhou Precision Systems Co. Ltd., CN-Changzhou, China

2017

 

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