In 1864, Gottlieb Suhner starts his one-man operation to manufacture accessories for the textile machinery and needle point working machines in Herisau, canton Appenzell, Switzerland. Starting capital: SFr. 100.-- on loan.
Gottlieb Suhner's company in Herisau benefits from the economic growth in the textile machinery business in the eastern part of Switzerland, the company employs now 25 employees.
For over 90 years and with over 650 employees worldwide, the SUHNER Group of companies has developed ideas and solutions to create state-of-the-art industrial products and manufacturing processes.