• Global market leader for Doctor Blades
  • Wear parts for your printing press
  • Your professional partner on site – worldwide
  • Inks and lacquers for your printing needs
  • Trust and responsibility
  • Your partner for food, non-food and security

  • Machine beds of the highest precision
  • Assemblies tailored to your needs
  • Customized special projects


Welcome to the Daetwyler Group

The family-run Daetwyler Group is globally active. With the three divisions SwissTec (global market leader in the production of high-precision MDC doctor blades), Rotoflex (inks and lacquers for food, non-food and security), and Industries (high-precision machine construction and customized special projects), it has over 10 sites worldwide employing more than 500 staff.

Take a look at the exciting history of Daetwyler. What began in aircraft construction has now become a globally active group in the most diverse business areas. From printing to highly complex assemblies for the machine industry – our divisions are on hand as your professional partner with a global distribution network at their disposal.


History of the Daetwyler Group


Worldwide launch of the MDC LONGLIFE PRO. The further development of the MDC LONGLIFE was specially developed for gravure printing.


Establishment of its subsidiary in Turkey «Daetwyler Rotoflex Emtia Ticaret A.Ş.»


Acquisition and integration of the Color business field with Rotoflex AG, a manufacturer of printing inks Foundation of own subsidiary in Moscow, Russia «OOO Daetwyler SwissTec»



For a quarter of a century, our MDC LONGLIFE has stood for the very highest quality and the longest run time, offering a solution to all printing problems. It is by far the best product available on the market.


Foundation of own subsidiary in Singapore «Daetwyler SwissTec Singapore Pte. Ltd.»


Takeover and integration of the business operations of Fässler AG in the Industries Division.


Takeover and integration of the business operations of MEWAG Maschinenfabrik AG in the Industries Division.


Reorganization of the Daetwyler Group: Establishment of Daetwyler Global Tec Holding AG with two globally active divisions – Industries (high-precision machine construction) and SwissTec (consumables for the graphic industry).


The Daetwyler Group and Max Rid – owner of Hell Gravure Systems, K. Walter and Bauer Logistik – merge their graphics operations into Heliograph Holding GmbH on January 1.

Partnership with Waterjet AG for the development, distribution and production of high-precision waterjet cutting machines begins in Aarwangen, Switzerland.


On January 1, 2008, the development and production of doctor blades begins at the independent company Daetwyler SwissTec AG.


Daetwyler builds the first five-axis milling machine as a customer order for Liechti and begins expanding its Industries Division.


Daetwyler Graphics India Pte. Ltd. is founded and begins producing doctor blades in India in 2008.


The production of doctor blades in China begins with the opening of MDC Daetwyler (China) Co. Ltd.


Daetwyler receives the ERA European innovation prize for the development of the Laserstar.


MDC Max Daetwyler Eesti AS is founded in Tallinn, Estonia – a competence center for manufacturing welded structures for machine and plant construction.


Daetwyler invests in the expansion of its division for high-precision machine construction in the print industry and is the global leader in this sector from now on.


Daetwyler receives FAR 23 certification from the  Federal Office of Civil Aviation for the Swiss Trainer.


MDC Max Daetwyler AG Ursenbach begins operations. It specializes in the high-precision processing of large parts.


On August 12, the two-seater Swiss Trainer training aircraft successfully completes its maiden voyage. The aircraft has a modular construction and represents a completely independent development by Daetwyler.


Max Daetwyler Co. becomes Max Daetwyler AG.


Development of a high-precision cylinder milling machine begins. The result is the POLISHMASTER, making Daetwyler known around the world.

MDC Max Daetwyler Corporation is founded in the USA.


Daetwyler invests in the expansion of a further business field and starts the distribution of the uniquely developed slat blade, which is to become a synonym for quality and reliability worldwide.


Daetwyler begins establishing its own international distribution network.


The Mirage program is abruptly stopped for political reasons. Daetwyler has to reorient itself at short notice and finds new business opportunities in the graphics industry (gravure printing).


Max Daetwyler and Lilly Schneeberger found Max Daetwyler Co. with the goal of developing and manufacturing parts for civil and military aviation. As part of an armament program, the Swiss Armed Forces purchase Mirage fighter jets and award Daetwyler a substantial contract for manufacturing Mirage parts.


The company moves its headquarters to Bleienbach in the canton of Bern.


The company is founded by 27-year-old Max Daetwyler in Dietikon, near Zurich. Its focus is on the maintenance and overhaul of aircraft.


Daetwyler SwissTec AG


3368 Bleienbach

T +41 62 919 31 31
Daetwyler IBO Tec GmbH

Loog 21

23611 Bad Schwartau

T +49 451 384 449 80
Max Daetwyler Corporation

13420 Reese Boulevard West

28078 Huntersville

T +1 704 875 12 00
Daetwyler SwissTec Singapore Pte. Ltd.

22 New Industrial Road

536208 Singapore

T +65 6282 1846
Daetwyler SwissTec India Pvt. Ltd.

Gut no 262, Lavale Road, Pirangut

412111 Pune

T +91 20 6675 5702
Daetwyler (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Room 201, Building 3

No.597 Yuandian Road

Minhang District

201108 Shanghai

T +86 21 33582115
Rotoflex AG

Lebernstrasse 40

2540 Grenchen

T +41 32 644 27 70
MDC Max Daetwyler AG Ursenbach

Hauptstrasse 141

4937 Ursenbach

T +41 62 919 33 73
MDC Max Daetwyler Eesti AS

Silde 5

11415 Tallinn

T +372 605 5555
Daetwyler Rotoflex Emtia Ticaret A.Ş.

Karacaoğlan Mahallesi

6166 Sokak No:32/11

35070 Bornova/İzmir

T +90 232 472 20 22
Daetwyler Rotoflex Emtia Ticaret A.Ş.

Karacaoğlan Mahallesi

6166 Sokak No:32/11

35070 Bornova/İzmir

T +90 232 472 20 22


LIFE. Our in-house magazine

Become part of life at the Daetwyler Group. Our in-house magazine LIFE. has all the latest news and is published several times a year – by employees for employees. Issues are sent to all branches in all four corners of the globe and are always eagerly awaited. Find out more about us today!

LIFE. 2 - 2023
LIFE. 1 - 2023
LIFE. 2 - 2022
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LIFE. 2 - 2021
LIFE. 1 - 2021
LIFE. 3 - 2020
LIFE. 2 - 2020
LIFE. 1 - 2020
LIFE. 2 - 2019
LIFE. 1 - 2019
LIFE. 3 - 2018
LIFE. 2 - 2018
LIFE. 1 - 2018
LIFE. 2 - 2017
LIFE. 1 - 2017
LIFE. 2 - 2016
LIFE. 1 - 2016
LIFE. 2 - 2015
LIFE. 1 - 2015



Become part of our company

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can put your experience to good use? We are always on the lookout for experienced staff and managers who identify with our values and corporate culture. We look forward to receiving your application.

The positions are currently vacant.


As a globally active company, the Daetwyler Group is always very interested in well-trained junior staff. With our attractive and diverse range of apprenticeships, we help interested young professionals take their first steps on the career ladder.

You can find details of our open apprenticeship places in the vacancies section – we look forward to receiving your application!



Get in touch with us – we would be happy to help!

Whether you are looking for MDC doctor blades for printing applications, inks and lacquers for
perfect printing or assistance on a special project – get in touch with us today! We are there for you.