Switzerland-based Stäubli is celebrating 125 years in business. The company has grown from its small beginnings back in 1892 into a company offering mechatronic solutions to the connectors, robotics and textile industrial sectors. Founded by Rudolph Schelling and Hermann Stäubli as Schelling & Stäubli in Horgen, Switzerland, the company introduced its first dobby in 1893. In 1900, the company launched the world’s first paper-card dobby, which was equipped with a warp-leasing system still in use today. After the death of Schelling in 1909, the company was renamed Stäubli.
“The spirit of innovation has defined our company from the beginning — it’s rooted deeply in the nature of Stäubli”, said Rolf Strebel, Stäubli CEO. “Our aspiration is to constantly improve — on a human, professional, and technical level — and to remain just as successful during the next 125 years.”