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Milestones in the history of the Stäubli Group

1892

Founding of the company Schelling & Stäubli in Horgen/Zurich, Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1900

Development of dobbies for the weaving industry.

1909

Founding of manufacturing plant in Faverges, France; death of co-founder Rudolph Schelling; name change to Stäubli Bros; first dobby with positive drive of the pattern card cylinder. 

1922

Construction of the first dobby with cam operating lifting knives.

1937

First two-cylinder paper card dobby for the production of bordered fabric; first mini Jacquard for name and label weaving.

1946

First negative dobby operating in correct sequence of picks.

1955

First positive dobby with positive movement without backlash.

1956

Diversification into hydraulics and pneumatics with the production of rapid action couplings.

1966

Worldwide introduction of the Stäubli quick-release coupling with safety push button.

1969

Acquisition of the dobby factory Erich Trumpelt, founded in 1954 in Bayreuth, Germany; name change to Stäubli & Trumpelt.

1972

Development of multi-coupling systems.

1982

Introduction of Stäubli safety quick-release coupling for compressed air; diversification into automation and robotics; collaboration with Unimation Inc. in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, renowned manufacturer of articulated arm robots; development and manufacturing of SCARA robots.

1983

Acquisition of Jacquard machine production from Verdol SA in Lyon, France, founded 1883; establishment of the company Stäubli - Verdol SARL in Chassieu/Lyon, France.

1987

Launch of the first electronically controlled Jacquard machine, CX 860.

1989

Acquisition of Unimation Inc. from Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; production of PUMA articulated arm robots in Telford, Great Britain.

1994

Acquisition of Zellweger Weaving Systems and its production site in Sargans, Switzerland.

1997

Establishment of an assembly plant in Hangzhou, China.

1998

Acquisition of carpet weaving machinery manufacturer Schönherr, founded in 1852.

2002

Majority stake in electrical connectors company Multi-Contact.

2003

Launch of UNIVAL technology.

2004

Acquisition of Bosch Rexroth’s robot interests.

2007

Stäubli acquires stake in Italian engineering company Deimo S.p.a.

2009

Inauguration of new R&D and production facilities for photovoltaics in Essen, Germany; establishment of Connectors Division business unit in Russia.

2010

Expansion of plant in Duncan, South Carolina, USA.

2011

Multi-Contact USA moves to Windsor, California.

2012

Inauguration of new building in Mumbai and expansion of market presence in India.

2013

 

Inauguration of new extended site in Hangzhou, China.