History of the Daetwyler Group
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»
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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.