Foundation of the sole proprietorship «Kaufmann + Vettorel» in Frauenfeld.
Conversion into a stock corporation: Kaufmann + Vettorel AG with 12 employees is created.
Relocation to the newly built, own production building back to Frauenfeld – now with 16 employees.
Successful introduction of a quality assurance system and receipt of the ISO 9001 certificate.
Opening of a plain bearing foundry in our own building and investment in a new, efficient turning-milling center with driven tools.
Opening of a second production site in Uetikon am See (ZH) with expansion of the machine park (turning up to 10m length.)
Investment in a second Mazak turn-mill center, purchase of a slotting machine and several smaller CNC machines for the apprenticeship department.
Extension of Manufactoring (Doubling of production area).
Investment in a second Mazak turn-mill center, purchase of a slotting machine and several smaller CNC machines for the apprenticeship Department.
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.
Investment in a new 3D measuring machine.
40 years of Kaufmann + Vettorel AG. Bernhard Fässler celebrates his 10th anniversary as CEO.
Investments in a 3D coordinate measuring machine and a CNC rotary table surface grinding machine increase flexibility and expand the scope of services.
K&V has a new market presence that internalizes the optimized market orientation with consistent customer focus: K&V — High Mech Solutions.
Production is reorganized in departments, head of prodcution department strengthen the leader level.
The management is reorganized. Benjamin Egloff takes over the management, Patrick Oswald joins the management.
The engagement in apprenticeships is increased. One commercial apprentice completes his apprenticeship excellently, three apprentices in polymechanics begin there apprenticeship.
50 years of K&V – High Mech Solutions an a new CMZ CNC turning center with driven tools; max. Length: 2`200mm.
further investment in a second new CMZ CNC turning center with driven tools; max. Length: 3`200mm. Successful implementation of the environmental management system standard ISO14001.