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History

2021


We have successfully sold KMF Messtechnik’s quality assurance products under the Schleuniger brand for many years. On August 1, 2021, our esteemed manufacturer officially became part of the Schleuniger Group.

2021


The new Schleuniger Testing Alliance has established itself and further extended its top-level expertise in testing cables, wire harnesses, and connectors.

2020


After more than 11 successful years, our CEO, Christoph Schüpbach, has decided to leave the Schleuniger family to embark on a new professional challenge. Succeeding Christoph Schüpbach as CEO is Michael Weis, former General Manager of the German KUKA AG, with many years of experience in the automotive industry.

2020


The Schleuniger Group acquires the business of US-based Cirris Systems Corp, securing complementary testing expertise and improved market access in the important North American market.

2019


Global electronics industry association IPC has partnered with the Switzerland-based technology group Schleuniger to offer IPC members online wire processing training from Schleuniger’s S.University. Making these renowned training courses available through the IPC EDGE online portal will allow companies the flexibility to train their employees in a cost-effective, simple, and efficient way.

2018


Acquisition of majority stake in adaptronic Prüftechnik GmbH. Schleuniger Group acquired 60% of adaptronic Prüftechnik GmbH, based in Wertheim (Germany). adaptronic provides wiring test systems and function test systems and employs more than 140 people.

2017


Schleuniger acquires DiIT AG. Schleuniger already held a minority interest in DiIT AG, a global producer of software systems for wire processing and wiring harness production, prior to taking full ownership. As of January 1, 2017 the previous majority stakeholder and company founder, Dr. Gerhard Schaub, sells all of his shares to Schleuniger and leaves the company at his own request. 

2016


Schleuniger acquires a 20 percent share of Laser Wire Solutions Ltd., Pontypridd, UK. Both companies agree upon worldwide cooperation. Laser Wire Solutions is a fast-growing and highly innovative company that offers laser-based solutions for wire processing, in particular for the wire and jacket stripping processes.

2015


Schleuniger acquires Cirris Solutions GmbH, Jettingen, Germany. Cirris Solutions a global provider in the field of applied testing technology and testing automation. In September 2016 the company's name was changed to Schleuniger Test Automation GmbH.

Schleuniger and Cirris Systems Corp., Salt Lake City, USA extend their regional partnership to a global cooperation. Cirris Systems is a supplier of testing systems for cables and wire harnesses.

2014


Schleuniger and Emdep, Alió (Tarragona), Spain agree on strategic cooperation. Emdep is a supplier of control equipment and test boards for automobile wiring.

2013


Schleuniger and Telsonic Group, Bronschhofen, Switzerland agree on strategic cooperation. Telsonic is a supplier of ultrasonic technology.

2013


Purchase of the assets in Tianjin Haofeng Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd. China. The assets will be transferred to the new Schleuniger Haofeng (Tianjin) Machinery Co., Ltd.

2013


The Schleuniger Solutions Ltd. is merged with the Schleuniger Ltd. and becomes the new Schleuniger Ltd., Business Unit Solutions.

2012


Christoph Schüpbach, CEO Schleuniger Group, has been nominated member of the Senior management of Metall Zug Ltd.

2012


Dr. Jürg Werner has been nominated CEO of Metall Zug AG and becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Schleuniger Holding Ltd.

2012


Schleuniger acquires 35% of DiIT Ltd. (Diconsult Information Technology), Krailing, Germany a global software provider in MES (manufacturing execution systems) for the cable harness production.

2010


Merger of Schleuniger Automation GmbH in Radevormwald, Germany with Schleuniger GmbH in Heimsheim, Germany to the new Schleuniger GmbH in Radevormwald

2009


Change in leadership: Calvin Grieder becomes new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Gerhard Jansen remains in the board as a member.

2009


Christoph Schüpbach succeeds Martin Strehl as CEO of the Schleuniger Holding.

Calvin Grieder becomes new chairman of the board of directors.

2008


Acquisition of PAWO Systems AG, Unterägeri, Switzerland. Company renamed Schleuniger Solutions AG in 2009.

2008


Early succession planning by Dr. Gerhard Jansen. METALL ZUG GROUP takes over the Schleuniger Group.

2007


Foundation of Schleuniger Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

2005


Opening of a Representative Office in Shanghai, China.

2005


Merger of Schleuniger Flexon AG and Schleuniger CrimpTec AG with Schleuniger AG - now located in both Thun and Welschenrohr, Switzerland.

2004


Acquisition of Grote & Hartmann Engineering GmbH activities and foundation of Schleuniger Automation GmbH, Radevormwald, Germany.

2002


Foundation of Schleuniger Flexon AG, Horgen, Switzerland.

2000


Acquisition of Kirsten AG, Welschenrohr, Switzerland. Company renamed Schleuniger CrimpTec AG in 2001.

2000


Acquisition of Rawyler AG, Brügg, Switzerland and merger with Schleuniger AG.

1999


Acquisition of L+H Kabeltechnik GmbH, Neuhausen / Enzkreis, Germany.

Company renamed Schleuniger GmbH in 2001.

1993


Acquisition of Schleuniger Productronic AG, Solothurn, Switzerland by Dr. Gerhard Jansen and Martin Strehl.

Formation of the Schleuniger Group under the roof of Thun based Schleuniger Holding AG with operations in Switzerland, USA and Japan.

1991


Acquisition of Sutter Electronic AG, Thun, Switzerland by Dr. Gerhard Jansen and Martin Strehl.

1975


Foundation of Sutter Electronic AG, Thun, Switzerland.