Made in Glarnerland

The History of Sauter Bachmann

1921

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..

1922

Foundation of the company Sauter, Bachmann & Cie. Zahnräderfabrik.

1923

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.

1945

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..

1950

Heinrich Sauter-Staub died that year and his eldest son Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein succeeded him.

1955

The third, southern building hall was built.

1960

Walter Bachmann died this year and his activity in the company was taken over by his son Dr. Ing. Walter Bachmann-Hauser.

1962

The southern building hall was extended by two floors.

1973

The company had 88 employees.

1976

Sauter, Bachmann & Cie. changes its name into Sauter, Bachmann AG.

1979

Walter Bachmann-King joined as the third generation of the founding Bachmann family.

1981

Extension of the middle part of the building by two floors.

1991

Martin Sauter joined as the third generation of the founding Sauter family.

1995

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.

1998

Heinrich Sauter-Gantenbein died this year.

2004

Walter Bachmann-King passed away this year.

2005/2006

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.

2006

Max Bachmann joined as the fourth generation of the founding Bachmann family.

2011

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.

2012

Acquisition of the majority of the share capital of TCS Group Srl in Mappano di Caselle, Italy.

2016

TCS Group was sold to a Industrial group from Milan, Italy.

2017

Grell AG was sold.