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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.

2018

WEROTEC AG January 2018

The SCHNEEBERGER group has acquired all the shares of Werotec AG with registered office in Reigoldswil, Switzerland, effective January 1, 2018.

2017

A.MANNESMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH October 2017
A.MANNESMANN

The SCHNEEBERGER group has acquired all the shares of A.MANNESMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH with registered office in Remscheid, Germany, effective October 1, 2017.

2016

Product innovation March 2016
MINISLIDE MSQscale - the new, innovative measuring system

SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale - the new, innovative measuring system

2015

Product innovation December 2015
MONORAIL MR – next carriage generation

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.

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

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.

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

Revolutionary Twin Gantry Positioning System

Product innovation January 2014
Guiding and measuring in the smallest spaces MINISCALE PLUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005

Expansion December 2005
Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in China

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in China

2002

Product Innovation May 2002
Production of linear bearing FORMULA-S

Production of linear bearing FORMULA-S

Product Innovation May 2002
Production of mineral casting

Production of mineral casting

2000

Product Innovation May 2000
Production of miniature guideway MINIRAIL

Production of miniature guideway MINIRAIL

1992

Product Innovation May 1992
Production of integrated measuring system AMS for MONORAIL

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

Production of MONORAIL profiled linear roller guideways

1985

Expansion December 1985
Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in USA

Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in USA

1984

Product Innovation May 1984
First positioning system for the semi-conductor industry

First positioning system for the semi-conductor industry

1971

Expansion December 1971
Founding of a new SCHNEEBERGER company in Italy

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

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)

Walter Schneeberger opens a mechanical workshop in Roggwil (Switzerland)