1896, Gottlieb Suhner founded a cable factory that eventually became BRUGG. Approximately 1600 employees are working in our 4 different divisions. With 19 production sites and 17 sales divisions, the Brugg group is represented in all important industrial countries.
As of December 1, 2020, Geobrugg AG, headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland, will take over the long-standing business partner GEOP, based in Portes-lès-Valence, France. Until now GEOP was part of CAN Croissance from Mirmande, France. Geobrugg is acquiring 100 percent of the GEOP shares.
Two weeks ago a large delivery of wind tower cables left our production site in Brugg. This was in connection with an order for medium and low voltage cables for wind turbines. A total of over 350 medium voltage cable sets will be produced here next year, with our subsidiary in Poland taking care of almost as many low voltage cable sets.
In 2020 the GEO-Summit conference was developed and held in digital form. The virtual GEO-Summit continued the success of the previous events in terms of content and visuals and - because it was digital - appealed to an even larger circle.
For the 33rd Penn Station project in New York, a spectacular test installation of the cable-tensioned steel construction was carried out at seele pilsen recently.
BRUGG Group increased group sales by 7 percent to CHF 633 million in 2019 and significantly increased profit. Order intake rose 4 percent and also reached CHF 633 million. BRUGG ROPES was particularly successful, with sales growth of 13 percent.
Geobrugg high-tensile steel meshes are used in mines for reinforcing existing infrastructure or ensuring the utmost stabilization for new structures from the onset, from box cut to abandonment of a tunnel.
An important project for BRUGG Rohrsysteme GmbH is DOUBLEFLEX - the development of a flexible, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel corrugated pipe for the refueling of cruise ships with liquid natural gas (LNG). BRUGG Rohrsysteme GmbH can now proudly announce, that the important milestone "Approval in Principle" is now achieved successfully.
The foundation for the longest urban cable car has been laid: the "Cablebús" line in Mexico City will be 34 kilometers long, spread over 4 lines. The first two sections will be equipped with the high-performance haulage rope "PERFORMA-DT" from Fatzer. All in all, stranded ropes with a total length of 19.5km (ø54mm) and 21.6km (ø 52mm) are produced for the transport network.
We are happy to announce the opening of our new Rittmeyer North American Headquarters. With the new Service & Competence Center in the United States we respond to the growing demand for our instrumentation solutions and services in North America.
Brugg Kabel AG, one of the 5 divisions of the BRUGG Group to date, has been incorporated into the Italian Terna Group as of 1 March 2020. The traditional Swiss cable manufacturer is well positioned for the future with an innovative product strategy after undergoing a fitness cure last year. The sale of Brugg Kabel AG has no impact on the other divisions of the BRUGG Group, which will remain with the Group.
The construction of Zandvoort’s unique banking sections has been completed, following the installation of the FIA homologated mobile debris fences by Swiss company Geobrugg.
The Hydroelectra AG is specialized in building and enewal of small hydroelectric power stations. Hydroelectra operates 7 small hydroelectric power stations. These are distributed throughout northeastern Switzerland and provide services from 300kVA to 1.2MVA.
Italian power utility Terna S.p.A., of Rome, signed an agreement on December 20, 2019, to acquire a majority interest in Brugg Kabel AG of Brugg, Switzerland. BRUGG GROUP AG has thus gained an ideal strategic partner for its cable business.
A few weeks ago, Rittmeyer has tested clamp-on flow measurement on cement-lined pipes in Japan and Malaysia. For precise flow measurements, exact geometries and good receive signals (from the ultrasonic transducers) are essential.
Starting signal on November 19, 2019 in Kleindöttingen (Switzerland). In the upcoming months arisses on the areal of Brugg Rohrsystem AG a new coiler center. We are looking forward to this expansion.
In recent years, FATZER has implemented continuous improvement (Kaizen, Japanese "way of improvement") and radical change (Kaikaku, Japanese "reform") into the workflow through numerous audits. The involvement of employees in the optimization of processes is essential because they are the most important component for the successful implementation of lean projects.
Geobrug, let it rock! More natural and, therefore, more complex than ever. Stones are dropped under laboratory conditions at the Walenstadt test site, targeted at the edge of a net field of the barrier.
A length of 6'940 meters and a weight of 132 tons - these are the new record values for the longest and heaviest steel wire rope ever produced for a Swiss cable car. The transport to Grindelwald posed some challenges for FATZER and the logistic company Wipfli.
An era comes to an end and a new one begins: On June 12, FATZER CEO Bernhard Eicher handed over the company management to his successor Dr.-Ing. Martin Bechtold.
Incoming orders for the BRUGG Group increased by a solid 6%. Pipe Systems far exceeded its performance in the previous year, recording impressive growth of 17 %. Rope Technology grew by 3 % thanks to high numbers of orders at Fatzer and healthy performance in Netting Solutions and Wire Ropes.
In 2008 flexible debris flow nets were developed within a three-year Ph.D. thesis by Corinna Wendeler. Since then, they have been used all over the world for debris flow protection or slope/riverbed stabilization.
On March 22, 2019 we have welcomed the Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer in our location in Kleindöttingen Switzerland for a panel discussion about the Old-age insurance system and the new tax regulations with additional political guests.
The Rhine power station Schaffhausen is a run-of-river power station with 2 machine groups and 3 weir fields. The automatic water balance system (WHA) of the power plant has been completely renewed.