The history of the company Sauter, Bachmann AG
The founder Heinrich Sauter-Staub and Walter Bachmann got to know each other at the company MAAG Zahnräder AG in Zurich. Since both had meanwhile gained substantial experience and knowledge in the manufacturing of gears, the determination matured to establish their own company in this industrial sector.
Establishment of the company Sauter, Bachmann & Cie. Zahnräderfabrik.
Errection of the factory building at the Erlenweg at Netstal. Within the same year the production of gears could be put into operation. 1 forman, 4 operators and 3 apprentices where initially employed.
The factory building was extended with a single storied wing.At this point Sauter Bachmann was already counting 32 employees. Already in the early years Sauter Bachmann focused on the manufacturing of precision gears.
Heinrich Sauter-Staub passed away and his eldest son Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein succeeded.
third wing, south of the exisiting factory building, was added.
Walter Bachmann passed away and his son Dr. Ing. Walter Bachmann-Hauser succeeded.
The most southern wing of the factory is extended by two stories.
Meanwhile already 88 employees are working at Sauter Bachmann.
The legal form "Sauter, Bachmann & Cie." is transformed into "Sauter, Bachmann AG".
Walter Bachmann-King joined as the third generation of the founding family Bachmann.
Expansion of the middle part of the building by two storeys.
Martin Sauter joins the company as the third generation of the Sauter founding family.
The south-eastern extension of the factory is completed. Within this year the management responsibilities of the company is transferred to Walter Bachmann-King and Martin Sauter.
Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein passes away.
Walter Bachmann-King passes away.
The new factory is beeing built and completed at Zaunweg in Netstal. The assembly workshop for the gearboxes of industrial and aeronautical applications and the heat treatment facility, including the metallurgical laboratory, remain at the old factory building at Erlenweg.
Max Bachmann joins the company as the fourth generation of the Bachmann founding family.
Sauter Bachmann acquires the assets of the company Engineering ZETA in Italy and establishes the new company Sauter, Bachmann Italia s.r.l. in Gravellona Toce, Italy.
In the same year Sauter Bachmann acquires the assets of the company Walter Grell AG in Möhlin, Aargau. A further affiliated company of Sauter Bachmann is established under the name Grell AG.
Sauter Bachmann acquires the majority of the shares of the company TCS Group in Mappano di Caselle, Italy.
Divestement of the shares of the company TCS Group in Mappano di Caselle, Italy.
Divestement of the shares of the company Grell AG in Möhlin, Aargau.