The power of the unseen – 100 years of Datwyler
Number of pages: 244
Size 22 x 28 cm
Publication date 01.02.2015
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Divestment of the distribution business and focus on the sealing business. New organization with the two business areas Healthcare Solutions and Industrial Solutions and the Group Functions Technology & Innovation and Finance & Shared Services.
Opening of a new health care plant in the USA. Acquisition of Parco in the USA and Bins in Brazil in the Sealing Solutions division. Parco strengthens the O-ring business and Bins improves the access to South America.
Acquisition of the German company Ott to expand materials competence in the Sealing Solutions division.
Datwyler Group is celebrating its 100 years anniversary.
Sale of specialist distribution business Maagtechnic.
Acquisition of the Dutch Nedis Group to further strengthen the online/catalogue distribution. Acquisition of the Chinese Zhongding and the Korean Hankook to strategically expand the automotive business in the Sealing Technologies division. Sale of the Cabling Solutions division to the majority shareholder Pema Holding Inc. and consolidation of the Pharma Packaging and the Sealing Technologies divisions to form the Sealing Solutions division.
Acquisition of the German Reichelt Elektronik and further expansion of the online/catalogue distribution of industrial electronics and automation.
Acquisition of the Swedish ELFA Group and expansion of the online/catalogue distribution of industrial electronics and automation (Distrelec Group).
The Datwyler Group sells the Precision Tubes Division, operating in the market as Rothrist.
The Datwyler Group generated over one billion Swiss francs in revenue for the first time.
Dr. Max Datwyler, the last representative of the founding family, stepped down from the Board and became an Honorary Director of Datwyler Holding Inc.
The Technical Components Division started its systematic expansion and internationalisation to build the Daetwyler Teco distribution organisation.
The Datwyler Group celebrated its 75th anniversary. Peter and Max Datwyler implemented a new shareholding structure to ensure continuity in the Group’s ownership and management. They handed over the management to the Executive Board team already in place. The Datwyler Foundation was established.
Datwyler Holding Inc. successfully went public with an offering of bearer shares; the Datwyler family continued to hold a controlling interest.
The acquisition of Aumann AG and its subsidiary Distrelec Inc. laid the foundation for specialist and mail order distribution of electronic components.
Helvoet Pharma N.V. was established in Alken (BE), giving birth to a division that is now one of the world’s two leading manufacturers of rubber closures and aluminium/plastic caps for liquid pharmaceuticals.
Datwyler embarked on selective international expansion with the aim of earning a reputation for niche market products.
The subsidiaries and associates were grouped under a new holding company; at the same time the second generation, Peter and Max Datwyler, took over the operational management of the Group.
Datwyler purchased an interest in Stahlrohr AG Rothrist (now Rothrist Tube (Switzerland) Inc.), later raised to 100%. Today, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-precision gas spring cylinders for the automotive, machine and furniture industries.
The acquisition of Gummi Maag AG Zurich (now Maagtechnic) launched the distribution of rubber components and work safety products.
Datwyler pioneered the development, manufacture and practical application of the first plastic-insulated high-voltage cable.
The first step to build the Group came with a factory set up in Pratteln to manufacture Firestone products. After many successful years, the controlling interest was sold to the licensor, Firestone USA (1973).
Adolf Datwyler acquired the majority shareholding (management buyout).
A financial consortium led by Adolf Datwyler purchased the company’s shares.
Adolf Datwyler was appointed to manage Schweizerische Draht- und Gummiwerke, a financially troubled Swiss wire and rubber company and the forerunner of the present Datwyler Group based in Altdorf/Uri.