Milestones of Ringele AG: from sheet metal working to system supplier

Ringele AG was founded in 1927 by Hans Ringele. In 1995, Urs Leuenberger and Andreas Zurbrügg took over the company with 78 employees at that time, as agreed in a succession plan. As a result of the expansion, the company relocated from Bottmingen to Pratteln in 2001.

Ringele AG currently employs approximately 200 people. They reflect the corporate philosophy of "solutions in sheet metal" and are the foundation of the company's targeted further development from sheet metal working to the supplier of complete solutions.

The milestones of Ringele AG over its 90-year history can be divided into four areas

Company

Production

Certification

Industries

We are proud that continuous evolution is one of our constant features.  

Company

1927 Founding of the company Ringele AG by Hans Ringele

1995 Takeover of the company by Urs Leuenberger and Andreas Zurbrügg

1996 First-time production of sophisticated forming solutions

1998 Introduction of 3D-CAD into design

1999 Acquisition of the Suter Werkzeugbau company

2001 Introduction of the "Inventor" into design

2001 Relocation to Pratteln in new buildings (Building 1) on the Buss plot (6,500 m2)

2004 Commissioning of the "Netziboden" factory

2006 Start of Lean Production

2006 Relocation of the assembly area into professional structures in Building 2 (540 m2)

2007 Introduction of an integrated ERP system "proAlpha"

2008 Welding Engineer position filled

2009 Acquisition of Building 3 (4,000 m2)

2012 More than 4,000 CIPs implemented for the first time

2015 Introduction of CAM in sheet metal production

2016 Productivity up 45% compared with 2006 after 10 years of Lean Production

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Production

1996 First fully automated CNC punching machine

1997 Changeover to a more environmentally friendly cleaning process

1998 Expansion of our production possibilities with laser cutting

2005 Expansion of our testing facilities with a coordinate measuring device

2007 Expansion of our production possibilities with the annealing process

2007 Expansion of our production capacity with 2 additional welding robots with automatic burner changing system 

2008 Expansion of our production facilities with a punch-laser combination

2008 Expansion of our production facilities with a bending robot

2009 Laser cutting centre linked to a fully automated storage system

2009 Expansion of our production facilities with the laser welding process

2009 Expansion of our production facilities with the laser lettering process

2009 Expansion of our production facilities with the tampon printing process

2012 Expansion of our production facilities with the powder coating process

2012 Expansion of our production facilities with the spray cleaning process

2014 Expansion of our production facilities with the electropolishing process

2014 Expansion of our testing facilities with the helium leak test

2015 Expansion of the powder coating area for large structures

2016 Expansion of our assembly capabilities with electrical cabling

2016 Expansion of our production facilities with the liquid coating process

 

2017 Replacement of existing flatbed laser with a fully automated Bystronic fibre laser

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Certification

2002 Certification ISO 14001 (environmental management)

2004 Certification ISO 3834-2 (welding technology)

2007 Certification DIN EN 15085-2 CL1 (rail vehicle construction)

2009 Certification ISO 13485/CRF 21 PART 8 (medical technology)

2015 Certification according to DIN 6701 (adhesive bonding technology) 

 

2017 Certification according to ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety)

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Industries 

1995 Entry into medical technology

1996 Entry into the construction of machine frames

1998 Qualification of the cleaning process for the semiconductor industry

2001 Entry into component and system construction

2012 Entry into reactor building for the semiconductor industry

2013 Large welded steel constructions

2015 Large welded aluminium constructions

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