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.