René Baer AG – History
2014 – a new era begins
Generational change. After several months of seeking, an ideal combination for the future is found: Josef Blässinger GmbH + Co KG (Stuttgart, Germany) acquires 100% of share capital from the existing shareholders. A new era begins.
Our trainees strive for higher goals. They want to obtain the professional baccalaureate and achieve it with basic training or straight afterwards. Congratulations!
Recertification according to new ISO 9001:2008 specifications.
For the first time, one of our employees attends an instructors’ training course and we decide to start offering apprenticeships for wholesale and export merchants.
The remaining shares are repurchased. Once again, René Baer AG becomes a 100% independent Swiss company.
René Baer AG recertifies its quality management system according to ISO 9001:2000.
René Baer AG has a first-class machine park at its OWN PRODUCTION FACILITY. The company implements a quality management system according to ISO 9002:1994.
Management buy-out and most shares repurchased. The FIRST GEAR WHEEL produced in the company’s OWN WORKSHOP.
Most of the the shares are sold to a gear manufacturer in Germany for the time being.
Sole proprietorship converted into the stock corporation René Baer AG. IT-based order management introduced.
Product range expanded to include toothed belt drives.
Property extended. Company’s own workshop for H7 finish bores established. Company’s own product also established abroad.
Company expanded. Capacity limits in Zurich reached. Company headquarters relocated to the current Samstagern location.
1962 – Foundation
Private company founded in Zurich by René Baer. The development of V-belt pulleys that can be adjusted at standstill closes a gap in the market. In-house development makes the company the market leader in Switzerland.