Background

more than 60 years of experience

1955

  • Mr. Henri Schaller opens a machining workshop
  • General machining and manufacture of stamping equipment for the watch-making industry
  • Number of staff: 3

1964

  • Addition of a bar-turning department using automatic hydro-pneumatic lathes
  • Round-the-clock production of clamping rings for watch crystals
  • Number of staff: 10

1967

  • Addition of a stamping department and acquisition of mechanical beam presses
  • Production of dial backs for watches
  • The machining department was then able to make its own production tooling
  • Number of staff: 13

1969

  • Addition of a plastic injection department and purchase of two injection presses
  • Production of casing rings for watches
  • Number of staff: 18

1971

  • The company's legal status changed to a limited company
  • "Henri Schaller SA" is registered in the Companies Register
  • Number of staff: 20

1981

  • Acquisition of adjacent land to increase production area and allow of a potential extension of the existing site
  • Number of staff: 25

1985

  • Production of the first turned seals made of a non-injectable material (SANFIL seals)
  • Development of the plastic turning department
  • Number of staff: 30

1987

  • Development of an aerosol pressure regulator/supply device. Design of moulds and assembly processes for industrial production
  • Number of staff: 35

1988

  • Extension of existing premises in anticipation of high aerosol regulator development potential

1990

  • Acquisition of industrial premises located opposite the Henri Schaller SA site
  • Delivery of first range of regulators (100'000 off) to Yves Rocher
  • Number of staff: 45

1991

  • Watch-making recession, end of low-end watch production in Switzerland and in Europe

1995

  • Henri Schaller transfers the company to his son, Yves Schaller, who also becomes the General Manager

1996

  • Manufacture of the first machined metal casing rings
  • Transition thanks to the return of the mechanical movement
  • Number of staff: 50

2000

  • A year of strong growth
  • Arrival of computer-aided manufacturing processes
  • Number of staff: 60

2003

  • Marked economic turn-down Partial unemployment
  • Number of staff: 48

2006

  • Strong economic recovery. Arrival of first 5-axis CNC production machining unit
  • Number of staff: 62

2009

  • Serious recession, lay-offs, 18 months of partial unemployment
  • Number of staff: 45

2011

  • Record turnover: + 20% compared to 2007
  • Number of staff: 65

2013

  • Development of a new transparent elastic material for sealing rings, ELASTRANS®

2015

  • Henri Schaller SA celebrate its 60th Birthday!

2016

  • The Company bought a field of 10'800 m² in Bassecourt's industrial area to build a new building in the next few years.

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Henri Schaller SA
Rue de la Fenatte 5
Case postale 250
2854 Bassecourt - Suisse

Tél. +41 32 426 71 76
Fax +41 32 426 55 13
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