The History of Sauter Bachmann
The founders Heinrich Sauter-Staub and Walter Bachmann met at MAAG Zahnräder AG in Zurich. Since both had experience in the field of gear manufacturing, the decision matured to found their own company in this sector..
Foundation of the company Sauter, Bachmann & Cie. Zahnräderfabrik.
Construction of the factory building at Erlenweg in Netstal. In the same year the production of gear wheels could be started. The company employed 1 master craftsman, 4 workers and 3 apprentices.
The factory hall was extended by a one-storey central wing. At that time, 32 people were already employed. Early on, Sauter Bachmann focused on the production of precision gears..
Heinrich Sauter-Staub died that year and his eldest son Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein succeeded him.
The third, southern building hall was built.
Walter Bachmann died this year and his activity in the company was taken over by his son Dr. Ing. Walter Bachmann-Hauser.
The southern building hall was extended by two floors.
The company had 88 employees.
Sauter, Bachmann & Cie. changes its name into Sauter, Bachmann AG.
Walter Bachmann-King joined as the third generation of the founding Bachmann family.
Extension of the middle part of the building by two floors.
Martin Sauter joined as the third generation of the founding Sauter family.
The extension building was completed to the southeast. In the same year Walter Bachmann-King and Martin Sauter took over the management of the company.
Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein died this year.
Walter Bachmann-King passed away this year.
Construction and completion of the new building at Zaunweg in Netstal. The old building at Erlenweg was equipped for the assembly of industrial and aviation gearboxes. The heat treatment incl. laboratory is still at the old location.
Max Bachmann joined as the fourth generation of the founding Bachmann family.
Sauter, Bachmann AG took over the shares from the former Engineering ZETA in Italy and founded Sauter, Bachmann Italia Srl in Gravellona Toce.
In the same year, the assets of Walter Grell AG in Möhlin, Aargau were taken over. Another subsidiary of Sauter Bachmann, Grell AG, was established.
Acquisition of the majority of the share capital of TCS Group Srl in Mappano di Caselle, Italy.
TCS Group was sold to a Industrial group from Milan, Italy.
Grell AG was sold.