Staubli is celebrating 125 years in production, maintaining its quality and innovation. It has developed into a leading industrial partner for high-quality mechatronic solutions and technologies since its inception. Its textile activities have grown in line with its corporate targets, and Staubli has become a leading supplier to the global weaving industry.
“The spirit of innovation has defined our company from the beginning – it’s rooted deeply in the nature of Staubli,” said Rolf Strebel, Staubli CEO. “It is the reason we constantly develop new solutions which add value for our customers. Other decisive factors for our long-term success are the spirit of cohesion amongst our staff around the globe, our inquisitiveness, and our philosophy of continuous improvement. Our aspiration is to constantly improve – on a human, professional, and technical level – and to remain just as successful during the next 125 years.”
With three dedicated activities – Connectors, Robotics and Textile – Staubli is valued by industrial customers for its high-quality products and technologies. Staubli has grown exuberantly since 1892, in both technical and geographic terms. In 1969, Staubli acquired the German company Trumpelt, which specialised in heavy dobbies. As a shedding solution specialist in frame weaving, the company then decided to expand its range to include Jacquard weaving. This led to the acquisition of Verdol in Lyon, a manufacturer of mechanical Jacquard machines. And to expand its product range to cover the complete weaving process, the companies Zellweger (weaving preparation solutions) and Schonherr (carpet weaving systems) were purchased in 1994 and 1998. Finally, the DEIMO Company was acquired, a long-time industry partner providing drive and control systems for a wide range of applications. This expansion strategy has been constantly augmented by intensive R&D activities, and the result is seen in a comprehensive range of high-performance products integrating state-of-the-art technologies.