A LOOK BACK IN TIME
The roots of «Hammerschmitte zu Oberburg» go back to the year 1672, when a license was issued for running a wire drawing factory. However, it wasn’t until 100 years later, that the “Hammerschmitte” was officially founded and Heinrich Duerr commenced operation of the first hammer mill. (1761) Over the years the hammer mill was led by different families. In 1886 it was taken over by Gottfried Fluekiger, a nail maker from the region. Since then, the company Fluekiger & Co. AG has been producing high quality metal parts by massive forming and machining. These components are used for various mechanical applications, e.g., machine industry, transportation, motor sport, agricultural engineering and aerospace industry.
FLÜKIGER & CO. AG TODAY
In 1983 the company was changed from a limited partnership to a stock company because of inheritance law reasons. At the same time the family name was corrected to Fluekiger (without a “c”). After more than 130 years Fluekiger & Co. AG is still a family-owned company, employing about 50 people, and may call itself the largest drop forging company in Switzerland. With modern machinery, an excellent quality management system (ISO 9001, EN9100) and well-trained employees, we are perfectly prepared for the future. Thanks to our short delivery times, our expertise, and a high degree of flexibility, we are providing true added value for our customers.
Our tasks are our mission. The tasks that we need to carry out in order to achieve our vision. Forging is our passion. We feel obliged to quality and innovation and we work with dedication to provide our customers with true added value, to always meet or even exceed their expectations. As a company with great tradition and commitment to our area, we consistently use our technical expertise to secure attractive jobs in Oberburg. By carefully planning our financial resources, we aim to stay financially independent and guarantee our company’s lasting success. We are part of our environment and we want to protect it by continually developing sustainable, safe, low-emission and energy-saving production processes.
Our vision is steady and embodies our company’s fundamental values.
Flükiger & Co. AG aims to be the leading Swiss company in manufacturing high-quality metal components by massive hot forming and machining, meeting the highest standards, and therefore be your partner and supplier of choice in mechanical, aircraft and aerospace industry.
Our values reflect our character, the way we think, feel and act. We are professional and have a solid business culture. Our know-how and experience make us experts in our field. We understand our customers and transform their requests into high-quality hot forged products. We are flexible, reliable and on schedule. We are aware of the fact that things change quickly in our customers’ business environment. To us modifications aren’t disruptions, but a competitive advantage. Careful planning and lean processes help us to face these challenges and to maintain our dependability and adherence to schedules despite any occurring changes. We have a strong team spirit and communicate openly. Our team is strong in character and each of us can rely on the others, for the team is greater than the sum of its parts. Honest communication is practiced at every level and we are open to critical voices, because that’s how we can improve continuously.
Board of Directors
Thomas Bernhard joined the company in 2006 in the course of succession planning. After completing his part-time studies to become a mechanical engineer FH/BSc, he was elected to the management team and headed the design department. In 2014, he took over the operational management of the company and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2019.
After completing his part-time studies as a mechanical engineer FH/BSc, Thomas Zingg joined the company in 2013 and has been in charge of sales since then. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Executive Board and, in addition to sales, is also responsible for purchasing. In 2019, Mr. Zingg was elected to the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman.
to Thomas Bernhard;
Thomas Zingg is elected to the management
Thomas Bernhard joins the company as part of the succession plan
Drop hammer Lasco with 125 kJ impact power
with new milling machines
Urs Flükiger and Franziska Flükiger as shareholders
Machining, heat treatment and shipping
by Gottfried Flükiger-Stalder
first-time Mentioned as “Hammerschmitte”
a wire drawing machine Heinrich Zündel