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

Product innovation March 2016

SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale - the new, innovative measuring system

2015

Product innovation December 2015

MONORAIL MR – next carriage generation

Product innovation October 2015

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

Product innovation August 2015

New carriage types expand the range of applications

2014

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

Expansion December 2012

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company for mineral casting in China

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

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

Expansion December 2007

Founding of SCHNEEBERGER China production company

Product Innovation May 2007

Production of measuring system AMS absolut and AMS long

2006

Expansion December 2006

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

2005

Expansion December 2005

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in China

2002

Product Innovation May 2002

Production of linear bearing FORMULA-S

Product Innovation May 2002

Production of mineral casting

2000

Product Innovation May 2000

Production of miniature guideway MINIRAIL

1992

Product Innovation May 1992

Production of integrated measuring system AMS for MONORAIL

1990

Expansion December 1990

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Japan

Product Innovation December 1990

Production of MONORAIL profiled linear roller guideways

1985

Expansion December 1985

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in USA

1984

Product Innovation May 1984

First positioning system for the semi-conductor industry

1971

Expansion December 1971

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Italy

1965

Expansion 1965

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Germany

1948

Production Innovation 1948

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

1945

Product Innovation 1945

1945 First grinding machine with crossed roller bearings

1923

The Beginning 1923

Walter Schneeberger opens a mechanical workshop in Roggwil (Switzerland)