Lauener offers more than just know-how; we have the experience and wherewithal to produce complex high-end turned parts to our customers’ demanding specifications. It is an art, a culture, rooted in the traditions of our region, which for centuries has been a centre of excellence for microprecision in tandem with innovation.
1905 Company founded by Alfred Lauener, in Chez-le-Bart in the Canton of Neuchâtel. Manufacture of precision parts for the watchmaking industry, with machines designed and developed in-house.
1930 Bernard and Edouard Lauener (sons of the founder) took over at the helm at the Company
1972 Jean Lauener (son of Bernard) and Henri Lauener (son of Edouard) succeeded their fathers at the head of the Company and gradually introduced an industrial dimension
1975 Lauener branched into connectors and extended its machining base
1992 Lauener obtained ISO 9001 certification
1996 New manufacturing built plant in Boudry
1999 Jean Lauener became the sole shareholder after buying out his cousin Henri’s share
2000 Lauener obtained ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certification
2002 Factory extended to install a dedicated workshop for the production of parts for the medical sector. Workshop opened in China to produce connector parts
2005 Lauener celebrated its centenary
2007 Lauener’s medical business represented over 30% of revenue
2009 Company taken over by Caroline and Emmanuel Raffner (presently the sole shareholders)
2012 Installed a black polishing unit (polishing watch parts) and an automatic anodizing line
2013 Integrated cutting and assembly of gear trains for watchmaking
2014 Created a prototype workshop for watchmaking parts.