Lamineries MATTHEY SA was founded by Edouard MATTHEY in La Neuveville, Switzerland in 1901. The company formation followed a family history of already more than 75 years in cold rolling technology.
The reasons for success, which has now lasted for more than a century, have hardly changed: constant adjustment to market needs, being a reliable partner for innovative customers, continuous modernization of production facilities in order to remain competitive, are a few amongst many others.
Thanks to this commitment to evolve and, at the same time, maintain and expand our unique know-how, Lamineries MATTHEY can offer a level of expertise and quality which meets the specialized requirements of today's demanding customer.
|1901||Establishing a cold rolling mill in La Neuveville, Switzerland, by Edouard II Matthey for the rolling of iron and steel.|
|1916||A company with a capital stock of 1 million Swiss francs is incorporated.|
|1920||Edouard II Matthey designs and builds two novel rolling stands with six cylinders (the predecessor of the modern rolling mill).|
|1936||Replacement of the gas furnaces with electric furnaces.|
|1939||Production is expanded to non-ferrous metals (brass, bronze, nickel silver, copper nickel and pure nickel).|
|1941||Henri Matthey creates a trust for the employees as well as a health insurance fund.|
|1945||Introduction of the first cold rolled stainless steel products.|
|1948||Introduction of copper beryllium in Europe.|
|1959||Installation of the first continuous tunnel furnace.|
|1965||Introduction of the first cold rolled maraging steels.|
|1971||Introduction of copper beryllium rod and wire for precision screw machining and the connector industry.|
|1973||Introduction of aluminium alloys.|
|1982||Exclusive distributor for Materion (previously, Brush Wellmann) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for copper beryllium and beryllium alloys.|
|1992||Introduction of the maraging steel Durinox.|
|1994||Purchase of Billiton BV and transfer of production to Switzerland of very thin strips (Invar, Zirconium, Titanium, etc.).|
|1995||ISO 900:2008 certification of the company.|
|2001||100th Anniversary - Edouard III Matthey hands over management of the company to Jürg Haefeli.|
|2017||The company has been acquired by NOTZ METAL SA (NOTZgroup) and becomes Lamineries MATTHEY, branch of Notz Metall AG.|
Pioneers through innovation, practical common sense and the necessary persistence
All six generations of Mattheys have left a trace in their rerspective eras, each time by giving the cold rolling activities new impetus and direction. They represent a know-how nurtured and perfected over the years in half a dozen locations in the Swiss Jura region.
|Auguste I||In 1830 he leaves France and settles in Switzerland in order to be closer to the cheaper energy sources (hydropower) as well as a potential market (watch making).|
|Auguste II||Gains control over the energy resources, which are vital at this time, by making use of the hydropower of the French-Swiss river Doubs. Together with his brother Charles-Edouard he separates stretch rolling from rolling.|
|Charles-Edouard||In 1888, the two brothers part company and Charles-Edouard founds a new plant in Corgémont, in the Swiss Jura Mountains.|
|Edouard I||Continues his father's work and moves the production to a plant in the valley of Saint-Imier, Switzerland.|
|Edouard II||Settles in La Neuveville in 1901, where he opens a new plant. He lays the foundations for the future industrialization and designs and builds two novel rolling stands (the predecessor of the modern rolling mill).|
|Henri||Mechanical engineer, who continued his education in the USA, Germany and Winterthur before the company becomes a family business again in 1936. He creates a solid financial foundation for the company.|
|Edouard III||Mechanical engineer, who had gone through in-depth training by his father since 1960. He perfects the company know-how and production technology. Introduces the use of copper beryllium in the form of rod and wire and significantly expands the company's activities.|