SCHURTER in one Minute
SCHURTER Electronic Components is a leading innovator and producer of electronic components. As a Swiss technology company SCHURTER is operating successfully worldwide. In a dynamic market the SCHURTER Group is showing sustainable growth due to the specialized competence, innovative capacity, proximity to customers and financial independence.
The SCHURTER Group is divided into two divisions. The Component Division encompasses the equipment protection, equipment connections, switches and EMC products business units including the measurement service as well as the Solutions unit. Solutions offers business partners a total solution package to fulfill the most demanding customer wishes in their entirety through the coordination and networking of all SCHURTER core competences.The Input Systems Division develops and produces customized solutions based on touchscreens, capacitive technology and membrane switches.
22 companies in 17 countries belong to the SCHURTER Group, 11 companies of which have their own production sites. This ensures that all major markets can be served by their own companies. They are coordinated from three hubs: SCHURTER AG in Lucerne for Europe, SCHURTER Inc. in Santa Rosa for America as well as SCHURTER (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore for Asia. In addition, SCHURTER has representatives in about 60 countries and works together with over 200 distributors. This close-knit network guarantees that SCHURTER products are securely and quickly available internationally.
Mission and Values
SCHURTER is a leading innovator and producer of fuses, equipment connectors, circuit breakers, input systems and EMC products as well as a service provider for circuit board assembly in the electronics industry. Besides the individual components, SCHURTER offers a total solution with the Solutions unit, where all of the core competences of the company are interconnected and placed at the customer’s disposal.
SCHURTER’s focus is on components and systems that ensure a safe power supply and the easy operation of electrical equipment. The safe&easy brand claim, however, refers not only to the products but it corresponds to the business philosophy of the entire SCHURTER Group. The company strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility and proximity to customers.
The SCHURTER Group employs approximately 1600 people worldwide. Each of these employees significantly contributes to corporate success and allows SCHURTER to be a leading innovator and manufacturer of electronic components and systems in the world. The employees have a variety of skills in the areas of sales and logistics, research and development, customized designs and measurements as well as the production.
As a dynamic, globally operating high-tech company SCHURTER is interested in well-trained specialists and also offers young people a good perspective for their professional future. For this reason, SCHURTER is committed to the sustainable training of young professionals.
Production and Distribution
|SCHURTER Holding AG||Ralph Müller|
|Input Systems||Input Systems||Bruno Ochs|
|SCHURTER AG||Switzerland||Components||Christian Holzgang|
|SCHURTER GmbH||Germany||Components, Input Systems||Bruno Ochs|
|SCHURTER SAS||France||Components||Laurent Bruhl|
|SCHURTER spol. s.r.o.||Czech Republic||Components||Jaroslav Marx|
|SCHURTER Electronics (India) Pvt.Ltd.||India||Components||Asgari Lokhandwala|
|SCHURTER Input Systems AG||Switzerland||Input Systems||Peter Hädener|
|Chi Lick SCHURTER||China||Components||Dilys Leung|
|SCHURTER Electronics B.V. Hardenberg||Netherlands||Input Systems||Rien Grotenhuis|
|SCHURTER Electronics Ltd.||United Kingdom||Input Systems||Andy Birch|
|Burisch Elektronik Bauteile GmbH||Austria||Components||Ferdinand Lang|
|aki electronic||Czech Republic||Input Systems||Martin Doujak|
|SCHURTER Nordic AB||Sweden||Components||Robert Gunnarsson|
|SCHURTER Inc.||USA||Components||Leonard Overholser|
|SCHURTER (S) Pte. Ltd.||Singapore||Components||Kevin Turner|
|KEVIN-SCHURTER S.p.A||Italy||Components||Antonello Martegani|
|SCHURTER Ltd.||United Kingdom||Components||Andreas Ziegler|
|SCHURTER Electronics B.V. Amersfoort||Netherlands||Input Systems||Rien Grotenhuis|
|SCHURTER Electronics Sp. z o.o.||Poland||Components||Mariusz Duczek|
Joint Venture Partner
|SOB SCHURTER + OKW do Brasil Componentes Eletronicos Ltda||Brazil||Components||Marcelo Soares|
The SCHURTER company was founded in 1933 by Heinrich Schurter as a limited partnership and transformed into a stock corporation in 1949. In 1990 the establishment of SCHURTER Holding AG, still existing today, took place with headquarters in Lucerne (Switzerland).
Today SCHURTER employs 1600 people in 16 countries worldwide and is managed by third-generation family members: Hans-Rudolf Schurter is President of the Board of Directors of SCHURTER Holding AG; his brother, the US-based Bruno H. Schurter is Vice President.
In January 2015 Hans-Rudolf Schurter handed over the operative management of the SCHURTER Group to Ralph Müller. Thus, for the first time in the more than 80 years of company history, the operative management of SCHURTER was transferred outside the family.
To secure its position as a leading innovator and producer of electronic components the SCHURTER Group has expanded significantly through acquisitions in recent years.
SCHURTER acquires Burisch and aki electronicAs of 1st January 2017, SCHURTER Holding AG acquires the Austrian Burisch Elektronikteile GmbH and the Czech aki electronic, a manufacturer of keyboards, touch panels and HMI systems.
SCHURTER opens Subsidiary in PolandSCHURTER has expanded its presence in Europe by creating a new subsidiary in Poland, SCHURTER Electronics Sp. z o.o.
SCHURTER integrates the Danielson GroupDanielson is integrated into the SCHURTER Group to strengthen the position of SCHURTER as a provider for input systems
SCHURTER integrates with Ticomel his longtime partnerSCHURTER expands its vertical integration and integrated with Ticomel SA a proven specialist for EMC and EMS
SCHURTER accepts with Otto Heil a competitor in GermanyOtto Heil, a producer of device connectors is included in the SCHURTER Group
SCHURTER increased its participation in Kevin in Italy to 100%The SCHURTER Group integrated the partners in Italy completely
SCHURTER opened its own production plant in ChinaSCHURTER opened with SCHURTER Electronics China its own production plant in China
SCHURTER assumes Meierhofer AGSCHURTER accepts the Meierhofer AG in Mellingen because of a succession plan
SCHURTER starts a Joint Venture with Chi Lick in ChinaSCHURTER expands into the Chinese Marked in a Joint Venture with Chi Lick by cooperation in Production and sales
SCHURTER opened a new office in Baroda, IndiaSCHURTER Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. was opened in India for expansion of activities in India
SCHURTER extends its presence in Asia by the Acquisition of SCHURTER SingaporeThe SCHURTER Group expands in Asia through the acquisition of SCHURTER Singapore, which is itself the product of a Japan business.
SCHURTER AG acquires Weber Protection AGSCHURTER AG acquires Weber Protection AG in Emmenbrücke in order to expand the product range in the area of device protection
SCHURTER acquires Rendar Limited in UKSCHURTER acquires with Rendar a producer of device connectors and thus strengthened its presence in the UK
SCHURTER assumes Timonta GroupTo strengthen its own position in the EMC market SCHURTER assumes Timonta Group
SCHURTER opens new subsidiary in the Czech RepublicSCHURTER expands to Eastern Europe and strengthens the competition competence through extended workbench
Founding of SCHURTER Holding AGEstablishment of a holding structure for better organization of international expansion
Acquisition of Cehess Technologies in Rungis, FranceThe SCHURTER Group expands in France and takes over the Cehess Technologies
Opening of the sales office in JapanSCHURTER opens in Osaka, Japan, its own sales subsidiary
SCHURTER opened a new branch in USAThe sales activities will be intensified in North America. Therefore SCHURTER opens its own branch in Santa Rosa
SCHURTER Nordic is opened for expansion in Northern EuropeSCHURTER opened its own subsidiary SCHURTER Nordic AB in Stockholm
Establishing Schurter GmbH in EndingenSCHURTER founds the first subsidiary in Endingen, Germany
Burisch becomes the agent for AustriaBurisch becomes the agent for SCHURTER Products in Austria
Pfisterer becomes the agent for GermanyPfisterer becomes the agent to sale SCHURTER Products in Germany
Founding of an Employees CommissionHeinrich SCHURTER founds a Employees Commission
Production of FuseholdersSCHURTER starts the production of Fuseholders suitable for the 5x20 Glass Fuselinks.
SCHURTER starts to produce Glass Tube Fuses.Heinrich Schurter starts with the Production of 5 x 20 Glass tube Fuses.
Founding of SCHURTER Cie.Heinrich SCHURTER founds SCHURTER Cie. as a limited partner ship in a year of the crisis.