Wolfensberger history

1924

Foundation of Wolfensberger by Jakob Wolfensberger

1926

New location in Bauma

1931

Start of inhouse machining 

1946

Strong growth after world war II

1959

Introduction of nodular cast iron

1960

Wear-resistant cast iron ready to mount

from 1970 Internationalisation
1970

Acquisition of the Unicast licence for ceramic precision casting (today: Exacast®)

1980 - 1990

Internationalisation of customer base

1996

Expansion of foundry 

1999

Introduction of cast duplex steel 

2003

First casting delivery to Japan

2003

Opening 2nd plant: machining shop

2004

Introduction of trade name Exacast®

2004

Series production of gas turbine components from nickel-based material

2007

New construction hall for after-treatment of Sand Casting

2008

Sales record: sales in excess of CHF 80 million

2009

Development and patenting of low alloy nickel material in collaboration with Daimler

from 2014 Significant sales in China
2014

Collaborations for 3D printing

2015

Development and patenting of thin-walled steel casting

2016

Commissioning of low pressure casting furnace for prototyping in thin-walled steel casting

2018

Acquisition  through  Fidelium Partners