The history of the SFS Group

The origin of the SFS Group dates back to 1928 and the Stadler Hardware Store in Altstätten. Presswerk Heerbrugg AG, established in 1960, provided the foundation for the international development of the company’s industrial activities.

as of 2014
Strengthening of position in growth markets
  • Acquisition of Tegra Medical (US, 2016), Ncase Limited (UK, 2016), Stamm AG (CH, 2016) and Thomas Minder Holding AG (CH, 2015)
  • Entering strategic partnership with HECO (Ludwig Hettich GmbH & Co. KG) (DE, 2015)
  • Acquisition of majority shareholding in Indo Schöttle (IN, 2014)
2014
Initial Public Offering
  • Listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange
2008 – 2013
Expanding presence in Asia
  • Acquisition of Unisteel Technology Ltd (CN, SG, MY, 2012)
  • Joint ventures with SFS Dekpax (TR), Sunil SFS intec (CN) and Indo Schöttle (IN)
1990 – 2008
Growing technology portfolio



  • Acquisition of GESIPA Group (2008), move into riveting technology
  • Sales exceeded 1 billion Swiss francs for the first time (2005)
  • Move into hinge, injection moulding and deep drawing technology
1970 – 1990
Expanding sales structure/
Internationalisation
  • From 1986: Establishment of retail shops (HandwerkStadt) in Switzerland
  • From 1971: Establishment of various market organisation and manufacture sites, first in Europe, then in North America
1960 – 1970
Expanding manufacturing capability
  • Establishment of Presswerk Heerbrugg AG, move into cold forming technology (1960)
1928 – 1960
Expanding the Stadler Hardware Store
  • Sales exceeded 1 million Swiss francs for the first time (1956)
  • Establishment of the Stadler Hardware Store in Altstätten, Switzerland (1928)

Contact

SFS Group AG
Rosenbergsaustrasse 8
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
T +41 71 727 51 51