A Partner for Quality, Reliability and Consulting for more than 165 Years

Since its foundation on October 28, 1849 the company can look back on a unique company history and, in the meantime, is lead by the 6th generation of the Schweizer family. The company is the third biggest PCB manufacturer in Europe and stands for one of the most modern manufacturing sites for high complex PCBs.

Time of the Foundation and Spirit of Optimism

1849 Foundation of the company – Production of clock faces for the watch industry
1871 Enlargement of Product Portfolio by metal signs
1909 Enlargement of Product Portfolio by scales for precision devices such as telephones, measuring instruments and scales
1936 Start of Production of echted signs for scales and front panels

Start of PCB Production and Internationalisation

1958 Start of Production of the first one-sided PCBs
1965 Start of Production of the first metallised PCB
1979 Move to today's Headquarters and concentration on PCBs
1982 Start of a Joint Venture in Singapore: Pentex-Schweizer Circuits Ltd.

Variety in Manfucaturing Technology and IPO

1986 Start of Multilayer-Manufacturing
1988 Construction of a new site in Dunningen
1989 Conversion into a publicly listed company
1990 First Multilayer in Blind&Buried Via-Technology
1997 Start of Production of Multilayer in Micro-Via-Technology (Lasertechnique)
1999 Inauguration of the new Multilayer Press Center

Large Fire and Reconstruction

2004 Company Orientation towards technologically demanding PCBs; Sales of all Pentex-Schweizer-Circuits-Ltd.-Shares to Sanmina-Group
2005 Large Fire at Schweizer Electronic on June 1, 2005
2007 Reconstruction after the large fire finalised; Increase of production capacity

Global Partnerships and outstanding Successes

2009 Partnership with Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd., Japan.
2010 Mutual Shareholding with Meiko Electronics. SCHWEIZER was appointed "Turnarounder of the Year 2010".
SCHWEIZER exceeds expectations with Record Year 2010.
2013 Partnership with Elekonta Marek GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

SCHWEIZER was founded 165 years ago and starts two further partnerships with new shareholders

  • in July with WUS Printed Circuits (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., China,
    WUS acquires a stake of 4.5% in SCHWEIZER.
  • in November with Infineon Technologies AG, Germany,
    INFINEON acquires a stake of 9.4% in SCHWEIZER.

WUS increases its equity stake in SCHWEIZER to 29.9% as follows:

  • WUS Printed Circuits (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. acquires 15.24% of SCHWEIZER shares and now holds a total of 19.74%.
  • WUS Printed Circuit Co., Ltd, Taiwan acquires a stake of 10.16% in SCHWEIZER.

Im November, the company signs an Investment Agreement with the government of Jintan (Jiangsu Province/China) to set up a sustainable high Technology PCB and embedding production facility in China.


In the presence of the Government of Jintan, Schweizer Electronic AG lays the cornerstone for its new high technology production site in Jintan/Jiangsu Province (China) on August 08, 2018.