|Item||Mold Manufacturing Companies||Year Established|
|2||GF Machining Solutions||1950|
|6||DMG MORI Switzerland AG||1968|
|10||Fritz Studer AG||1912|
A mold is a matrix used for shaping a fluid or plastic substance into a desired finished product. hence mold manufacturing is the process of making products by putting liquid raw materials in the designed mold to produce the desired final product. Plastic components are the most common products in the mold manufacturing industry.
Switzerland is one of the leading countries in the world in the mold manufacturing industry since its history in the industry dates back to the late 19th century.
Molds, especially custom plastic molds, offer benefits to numerous industries because they can be designed to meet client specifications and design requirements. Some of the industries that benefit from mold manufacturing include; the automotive industry, beverage and food industry, and many more. Here is a brief overview of some of the mold manufacturing industries in Switzerland.
II. Schöttli AG
In 1950, the company’s founder Theodor Schöttli (90) established a small mold-making facility, and in 1952, he founded SCHÖTTLI AG. Schöttli AG is the leading supplier of injection molding equipment and services. The company has more than 4,300 dedicated workers who operate in over 140 countries.
The company headquarters and main manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, and they have additional manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Luxembourg, Switzerland, and China.
The company builds and installs injection molding systems and equipment, including machines, molds, hot runners, auxiliaries, and integrated systems. These systems and equipment help produce solutions for the medical and healthcare markets, The beverage industry, General packaging and closure, thin Wall packaging, and Consumer products. The company also offers customer and technical support. All in all, Schöttli AG offers all the injection molding solutions customers need.
Advantages: Specializes in high-performance injection molds for medical, closure/cap, and thin-wall packaging applications.
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 17, CH-9245 Oberbüren
Contact: +41 71 955 75 75
III. GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions has been running for over a century. Since it was started, it has been among the leading providers of solutions such as high-quality mold manufacturing and automation which keeps production going at all times enabling higher productivity. It also offers solutions for precision components and tools manufacturers and the mold-making industry. The range of products offered by GF machining solutions includes milling machines, EDM, laser texturing technology, laser micromachining technology, and additive manufacturing. It has more than 3,500 employees who work efficiently to ensure they satisfy the customer’s requirements. GF machining solutions are present in more than 50 countries with their own sales companies. The machining solutions offered by GF Machining are utilized across various industries including automotive, medical, aerospace, packaging, and electronic components manufacturing.
Advantages: Comprehensive provider of machines, automation solutions, and services to the mold and die industry.
Address: Schwerzistrasse 4, 8807 Freienbach
Website: GF Machining Solutions
Contact: +41 55 416 11 11
IV. Bumotec SA
Bumotec SA was launched in 1972. This company is one of the first high-quality CNC machining providers in the world. Ever since it was launched, it has maintained its position as a technology leader in the sector and is continuously scaling to be the best. The company headquarters are located in Switzerland and it has other manufacturing facilities in Italy and France. The company’s main CNC hardware production facility is located in Italy. Apart from CNC systems the company also manufactures control panels, motors, servo drives, and many other things. Bumotec SA is part of Starrag Group which is a group of companies that specializes in providing high-quality machining and machine tools for various applications. The company has provided machining solutions to various industries through its highly trained engineers.
Advantages: Specializes in high-precision machining solutions for the high-quality mold manufacturing industry.
Address: Route du Rawyl 30, 1782 Belfaux
Contact: +41 26 475 05 05
V. Agathon AG
Agathon AG was established in early 1918 by LEO PFLUGER. The company has its headquarters in Bellach, Switzerland, and it is known as a worldwide leading manufacturer of high-tech grinding machines and producer of standard mechanical parts for mechanical engineering, tool and mold construction. Among the top mold construction parts offered by Agathon AG are precision guiding systems, guide elements, centering systems, and die sets. The company has an injection molding factory that is equipped with modern equipment to enable it to provide quality mold manufacturing services to all its global customers. Agathon AG is a company that is guided by its commitment and dedication to providing customers with cutting-edge solutions that are reliable to enable customers to remain competitive in the global market.
Advantages: Expertise in precision molds, particularly in the field of fine mechanics and electronics.
Address: Solothurnstrasse 70, CH-3292 Busswil
Contact: +41 32 387 42 42
VI. Mikron SA
Mikron SA was founded in 1908. The company develops, produces, and markets highly precise, productive, and adaptable automation solutions, machining systems, and cutting tools. The company is a global partner to companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical, medtech, consumer goods, writing instruments, and watchmaking industries. Apart from Switzerland, the company has additional production facilities in Germany, Lithuania, Singapore, China, and the United States of America. It has more than 1400 employees who ensure they manufacture the best products in the market. In conclusion, the Mikron Group enables its customers to increase quality and industrial productivity by manufacturing efficient machines to ensure full customer satisfaction.
Advantages: Provides automation and machining systems for high-precision mold manufacturing.
Address: Route du-Nord 4, 2074 Marin-Epagnier
Contact: +41 32 843 11 11
VII. DMG MORI Switzerland AG
DMG MORI Switzerland AG was started in 1968. The company manufactures products such as a range of CNC machines that are used in tool and mold construction, the aerospace sector, medical technology, and the semiconductor industry. The company also offers solutions such as machining transformation through process integration and automation, gear-cutting solutions, additive manufacturing of metal parts using powder nozzle or powder bed technologies, and many more. It also offers services such as inspection of the machines, maintenance of the machines, and many more. The company has many branches all over the world to ensure their customers get their products without struggle. It also has many employees to ensure they meet their customers’ needs. The company is a 100% climate-neutral machine manufacturer.
Advantages: Provides integrated technology solutions and machines for the mold manufacturing industry.
Address: Sulzerallee 70, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact: +41 58 611 55 55
VIII. Erowa AG
Erowa AG has been running for over three decades now since it was established in 1971. Its headquarters are based in Büron in Central Switzerland and it currently employs about 550 employees who ensure that their customers get full satisfaction. The company is a global operating organization for the development, production, consultation, and distribution of technology in tool- and mold-making, as well as production and precision mechanics. It employs the Flexible Machining Concept which has an influence on its productivity. The company offers a range of products like high-precision clamping systems, measuring machines, loading robots, and process control software with its main area of expertise being clamping technology and automation. It also offers a wide range of solutions. Apart from Switzerland, the company has shops in Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, and Italy
Advantages: Known for their efficient work
Address: Alpweg 2, 2557 Studen
Contact: +41 32 374 02 00
IX. Maagtechnic AG
Maagtechnic Company has been in operation for more than 115 years. The company is part of the ERIKS group. It has over 200 employees whose role is to ensure it offers the best products and services to its customers. The company has establishments in 17 countries to ensure that their services and products are within reach of their customers. The company offers a wide range of engineered products in the areas of plastic injection mold manufacturing, sealing and polymer technology, industrial seals, industrial fittings and control technology, industrial and hydraulic hoses, industrial plastics, drive technology, and bearings and conveyor systems. It also offers services such as engineering solutions whereby specialists offer new designs, 3D printing technology, and many other services. The company ensures it conserves the environment by avoiding and minimizing pollution.
Advantages: Offers a wide range of components and engineering solutions, including mold manufacturing.
Address: Schachenstrasse 77, 8645 Jona
Contact: +41 44 928 22 11
X. DATRON AG
DATRON AG was founded in early 1969. The company has approximately 290 employees who ensure customers’ desires are achieved. The company offers a range of products which include milling machines that are of a variety like high-speed milling machines which are light and have a compact design, CNC milling machines, dental milling machines, and dispensing machines. The company is energy conscious hence the machines they manufacture are designed to be cost-effective for they consume less than 2.7 kWh on average, even when required to deliver a high level of cutting performance hence saving energy. The company ensures that its machines continue to operate to optimum effect even many years after they are purchased for they manufacture quality lasting machines.
Advantages: Specializes in high-speed milling technologies, often applied in mold manufacturing.
Address: Gewerbestrasse 8, CH-8593 Kesswil
Contact: +41 71 460 01 01
XI. Fritz Studer AG
Fritz Studer AG was founded in early 1912. The company is among the leading producers of grinding systems With around 25,000 systems delivered across the world it manufactures fully automatic grinding systems which comprise loaders, measuring systems, special clamping systems, and many more. The company has over 110 years of experience in developing and manufacturing precision cylindrical grinding machines. The company has over 100 employees who operate in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, Japan and China to ensure they meet their customers’ needs. Some of the grinding machines produced by Fritz Studer AG include the S20 which is suitable for the production of small workpieces, the S30 which is a machine for medium-sized workpieces in single and small series production, the favorites which are ideal for medium-sized workpieces in single and series production.
Advantages: Offers high-quality grinding machines essential in the mold manufacturing process.
Address: Thunstrasse 15, 3612 Steffisburg
Contact: +41 33 439 11 11
In conclusion, mold manufacturing plays a pivotal role in producing high-quality components for various industries. Each of these listed companies is well experienced in their own areas of specialization. This helps the customers to know which injection mold manufacturer to partner with so as to ensure services and products are of high quality. It is important to carry out a thorough background check about a company before settling to work with it. With the satisfaction of customers, the market increases which helps to boost the mold manufacturing industry of Switzerland.
The mold manufacturing industry is a traditional industry. It started earlier and it has developed more and more. At the same time, it has also grown a number of potential small and medium-sized enterprises. The prospect of the plastic mold industry is considerable. With the increase in positive economic outlook, improved earning capacity, and emerging markets growth, the global Industrial Mold Manufacturing market is expected to increase in potential and scope and this is evident as new concerned companies are continuously being formed to satisfy customer needs who are not only in Switzerland but across the world.