Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Mission Statement
Mission Statement

Performance made of passion.

We produce our precision parts and assemblys with a lot of passion and knowhow, which meet the highest quality requirements. Extremely long, extremely thin, extremely difficult, extremely delicate – we deliver the perfect product. But we are also extremely happy to supply normal components.

K&V - High Mech Solutions.

µ / 1971

Since our foundation in 1971, we have not deviated a µ from our goal: Highest precision in product and service – so that you are satisfied.

40 / +

We are a family business, employ around 40 highly qualified employees and train apprentices every year.

>10m / 5+

With our large and flexible machine park we manufacture parts up to 10m length and up to 5 tons in weight. And we feel really comfortable with 5-axis-plus-treatments.

9001 / TÜV

We have been ISO-9001 certified for around 20 years and approved by TÜV for material restamping – and also use numerous self-developed manufacturing processes.

Our contacts.

Our contacts.

Benjamin Egloff

Dipl. Techniker HF
CEO

Benjamin Egloff, Dipl. Techniker HF, 1978, is married and father to two children. After completing his training as a poly-mechanic and his studies as an Techniker HF, he worked in various management positions in metalworking companies.
Most recently, he was responsible for large-scale projects as a production controller for an international group from ordering to delivery
Benjamin has been COO in the management team at K&V since July 2016 and has been CEO since 2018.

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Patrick Oswald

Dipl. Techniker HF
CPO

Patrick Oswald, 1975, after his training as a machine mechanic, he worked for several years in machining and assembly. While in the meantime, he can look back on many years of experience as a production manager and operations manager at various mechanical engineering companies.
He continued to educate himself and completed several CAS in business administration and leadership between 2010 and 2016. Patrick has been a CPO at K&V since August 2018.

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Marcel Michel

Dipl. Techniker HF
Head of Project Management

Marcel Michel, 1975, after his training as a machine mechanic, he worked for several large Swiss mechanical engineering companies in production and after further training as a process specialist and then as a process engineer, also in managerial positions and in project management.
Marcel has been Project Manager at K&V since 2006.

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Owners:

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Alexander Vettorel

Dipl. Ingenieur FH / B. Sc. ZFH MT
Chairman of the Board and CFO

Born 1974, married, 2 children
Studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zurich (majoring in business administration) and the ZHAW Winterthur.
Marketing, business consulting, strategy / planning, process and quality management, corporate management, Finance / Accounting (CFO) and directorships.

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Ursin Camenisch

Chief Digital Officer CDO NDS
Expert in organizational management with federal diploma
Board member and CDO

Born 1978, married, 2 children

Worked as chemical laboratory assistant, banking, business and organizational consultancy, risk management and strategy.
Degree in organizational management, lecturer for project management and organizational development at SIB. Swiss firefighter instructur and fire capitan of Frauenfeld.

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Luciano Vettorel

Founder and honorary chairman of the Board

Luciano Vettorel, 1939, founded the Kaufmann & Vettorel AG in 1971. As a gifted machining master, he was always at the forefront in product innovations and complex solution finding and is still in our production almost every day to pass on his wealth of experience.

History

History
History
History

1971

Foundation of the sole proprietorship «Kaufmann + Vettorel» in Frauenfeld.

1974

Conversion into a stock corporation: Kaufmann + Vettorel AG with 12 employees is created.

1987

Relocation to the newly built, own production building back to Frauenfeld – now with 16 employees.

1997

Successful introduction of a quality assurance system and receipt of the ISO 9001 certificate.

2000

Opening of a plain bearing foundry in our own building and investment in a new, efficient turning-milling center with driven tools.

2002

Opening of a second production site in Uetikon am See (ZH) with expansion of the machine park (turning up to 10m length.)

2005

Investment in a second Mazak turn-mill center, purchase of a slotting machine and several smaller CNC machines for the apprenticeship department.

2006

Extension of Manufactoring (Doubling of production area).

2007

Investment in a second Mazak turn-mill center, purchase of a slotting machine and several smaller CNC machines for the apprenticeship Department.

2008/9

Focus on the Frauenfeld location: relocation of the machine park and dissolution of the location in Uetikon. Investment in a 5-axis MIKRON high-speed milling center for machining turbine wheels (impellers).

Investments in a new 3D programming system HyperMill from OpenMind and in the introduction of a new ERP system IN: ERP from Informing.

2009/10

Investment in a new 3D measuring machine.

2011

40 years of Kaufmann + Vettorel AG. Bernhard Fässler celebrates his 10th anniversary as CEO.

2012/2013

Investments in a 3D coordinate measuring machine and a CNC rotary table surface grinding machine increase flexibility and expand the scope of services.

2015

K&V has a new market presence that internalizes the optimized market orientation with consistent customer focus: K&V — High Mech Solutions.

2016/17

Production is reorganized in departments, head of prodcution department strengthen the leader level.

2018

the management is reorganized. Benjamin Egloff takes over the management, Patrick Oswald joins the management.

Passion for machining

Passion for machining

Experienced polymechanics

We currently have no vacancies. We are always interested in passionate polymechanics with great attention to detail and experience with turned and milled parts over three meters. Please send spontaneous applications via email to u.camenisch@kvag.ch.