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In the challenging choice between the proven and the new, only those who focus on their core competencies and allow themselves to be driven by the market are successful. Not only a look at the history books, but also the outlook for the future demonstrates that SSM has always considered this challenging choice as an incentive for innovative solutions.
  • 1855
  • 1894
  • 1906
  • 1912
  • 1973
  • 1986
  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2012
  • 1855
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    Jean Schweiter and Heinrich Schrader build one of the first mechanical pirn winders.

  • 1894
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    Almost 40 years later, Jean Schweiter takes over the workshop and runs it as a mechanical engineering factory.

  • 1906
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    Jean Schweiter and his company win global recognition in the textile world with his invention of the horizontal spindle replacement.

  • 1912
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    Foundation of Schweiter AG and registration in the commercial register.

  • 1973
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    Schweiter ist listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

  • 1986
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    Hans Widmer takes over the majority of Schweiter shares.

  • 1989
    SSM Merger

    Establishement of SSM AG by merger of the three companies Schärer, Schweiter and Mettler. In the same year, Schweiter Technologies is established as a holding company.

  • 1999
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    Acquisition of the German companies Stähle Eltex in Reutlingen and Hacoba Spultechnik in Wuppertal.

  • 2002

    digitens™

    Online winding tension control system for highest package quality.

  • 2003
    SSM Zhongshan

    Opening of SSM Zhongshan, China.

  • 2012
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    Acquisition of the Italien company Giudici S.p.A. in Galbiate.