History

In its 90-year history, Adval Tech has evolved from a local business to a globally active industrial enterprise. It all started in 1924 in a small mechanical workshop...

1924
Fritz Styner and Rudolf Bienz establish Styner+Bienz as a general partnership operating a small mechanical workshop in Bern-Bümpliz, Switzerland.

1942
Styner+Bienz becomes a public limited company.

1963
Styner+Bienz moves its headquarters to Niederwangen (Köniz).

1974
With the acquisition of AWM in Muri, Styner+Bienz secures a firm foothold in the trend-setting plastic injection molding technology sector.

1985
Styner+Bienz AG is the first company in Canton Berne, the first in the industry and the sixth in Switzerland to be awarded the ISO Certificate Swiss Norm SN 029 100.

1997
The holding company and corporate group are re-named Adval Tech as part of the process of strategic refocusing.

1998
Initial public offering: shares of Adval Tech Holding AG are traded on the Zurich stock exchange.

1999
Foundation of the production company Styner+Bienz do Brasil Ltda., Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

2000
Foundation of the service company AWM Mold Service US Inc., Beverly, MA, USA.

2003
Acquisition of FOBOHA GmbH Formenbau, Haslach, Germany.

2004
Acquisition of Lanz Industrietechnik AG, Wolfwil, Switzerland.

2005
Acquisition of Teuscher Kunststoff-Technik AG, Grenchen, Switzerland.

2007
Acquisition of QSCH Termelö és Kereskedelmi Kft., Szekszárd, Hungary.

2008
Acquisition of the Omni Group, Singapore.

2012
Organizational streamlining: the Group is divided into the Components (mass-produced parts) and Mold Making areas.

2013-15
Implementation of focussing strategy.

2015
Foundation of production company Adval Tech (Mexico) S.A. de C.V. in Querétaro.

2016
Acquisition of Fischer IMF GmbH & Co. KG, Endingen (D).
Disinvestment of segment Molds (FOBOHA).