History

1934

Josef Schätti-Zopfi founds an installation business for central heating in Schwanden, the hometown of his wife Anna. In the 1940s the production of metal goods and mechanics for construction and furniture starts. In 1948 the company employs four people.

1969

Josef Schätti-de Jong and his wife Francisca take over the company. They concentrate on the production of furniture fittings. The company employs 10 people.

1981

The company becomes a family-owned limited company and employs 44 people.

 

Schätti is a pioneer in Switzerland in the field of robot welding: welding robots are used at Schätti since 1983.

 

In 1986, in a new three floor building, the powder coating department is established.

1990

At the beginning of the 1990s, the third generation, the three brothers and engineers Jos, Thomas and Stefan Schätti, join the executive management. In 1991 the company has 56 employees.

 

1996 Relocation to the luminous production extension building.

 

Fridolin Walcher photographs all 78 employees. The pictures are shown in the exhibition "Betriebskultur".

2005

Schätti Bulgaria EOOD takes up its activities. Nowadays it is an independent partner company of Schätti, Glatec EOOD. 

2006

Schätti produces electrical household appliances (ventilation devices).

2011

Schätti buys the small espresso machine manufacturer Olympia Express and integrates it into its manufacturing.

2012

The family business launches the Schätti Leuchten brand in collaboration with designer Jörg Boner.

2017

Schätti opens its second site in Schwanden, with the assembly department for electrical appliances moving into the former Therma premises.

2020

Schätti expands its capacity in sheet metal processing with an automatic sheet storage system and a second laser punching system.

Today

the third generation of the Schätti family has been doing business in Schwanden for 88 years and employs a good 100 well-qualified employees. Schätti AG Metallwarenfabrik develops and produces ready-to-install or ready-tosell assemblies and electrical devices in close cooperation with its customers. Schätti supplies customers in Switzerland and all over Europe. Together with its customers, Schätti turns innovative ideas successful products in a sustainable and purposeful manner.