Milestones of a more than 130 year old success story
On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the company, Mr. Gregor Häny takes over the shares of Oskar Rüegg AG, thus successfully completing the succession to the 5th generation. At the same time, the three legally separated companies, Oskar Rüegg AG, Oskar Rüegg Bulgaria EOOD and Oskar Rüegg Mexico got integrated into the newly founded Oskar Rüegg Holding AG.
While the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) started as of on 1st of January, the United Kingdom left the EU. From now on, the UK is no longer part of the EU single market and customs union. On 20th January, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the USA, who met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit conference in Geneva on 16th June. The aim of the conference, organised by Switzerland, was to defuse tensions between the USA and Russia. For once, the accompanying media coverage allowed the still prevailing Corona pandemic to vanish into oblivion.
Oskar Rüegg AG is concentrating on overcoming the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic. This includes adjusting production capacities to customer requirements and managing the supply chain and thus raw material supply. This in a phase of strong demand fluctuations and emerging raw material shortages.
In March 2020, the number of daily flights in the European airspace collapsed by over 90%. Governments of different countries organised flights around the world to repatriate their citizens. Many countries went into lockdown due to the Corona pandemic - cross-border traffic came to a standstill, people were urged to stay at home, shopping was limited to everyday goods for the time being.
Thanks to the new plant in Mexico, the markets in South and North America are opening up for Oskar Rüegg. Major projects are being won in the United States.
2019 is the year of unrest and demonstrations. From Latin America to East Asia, millions of people take to the streets to demonstrate against controversial laws, corruption and violence, or the climate.
Oskar Rüegg AG has decided to produce stamping parts in Bulgaria for further projects as well. Herewith we are able to offer you the whole business activities in Bulgaria
In the middle of the year, 51.89% of the voters in the United Kingdom have elected to leave the European Union and the “Brexit” became reality.
The corporate management of the Oskar Rüegg AG passes into the hands of Gregor Häny.
The Swiss National Bank surprisingly stops the minimum rate of the Euro. The Euro depreciates massively against the Swiss franc.
Under the management of Gregor Häny, Oskar Rüegg undergoes comprehensive further development in Bulgaria and eventually presents itself as broadly diversified industrial service Provider.
A Mercedes of the S class masters the historical Bertha Benz Memorial Route over 100 km from Mannheim to Pforzheim as first autonomously driven land vehicle. It was this route which the pioneer selected for her first automobile long-distance trip back in 1888.
With the certification BG TS16949, Oskar Rüegg meets the strictest standards also in Bulgaria and is accepted into the circle of the “World-class Automotive Suppliers”.
The ash cloud of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull causes extensive disruption to European air traffic for days.
By the certification according to DIN ISO 14001, Oskar Rüegg implements a management system defining the most important standards for the interaction with the Environment.
The financial crisis reaches its climax worldwide. As a consequence, the oil price drops to a record low of US$ 33 per barrel.
After the death of Oskar Egon Rüegg, the company passes into the ownership of Häny-Rüegg. Under the management of Eduard Häny-Rüegg, the specialization on stamping-bending parts is implemented.
Also Switzerland fears an oil crisis and makes people leave their car at home on three Sundays.
Oskar Egon Rüegg takes over the company. Apart from the production of components for the textile machinery industry, stamping parts are manufactured for the first time.
Under the telling name “Mini”, a British small car is introduced to the market which will be much talked about for years.
Oskar Rüegg AG expands its business activities and moves to Pfäffikon SZ. As a novelty, commodities for weaving mills and bogie springs for railways are produced.
The US citizen Chester Carlson stuns the world with the first photocopy. Using wax plates and spores of ground-pine, a so called dry copy is generated.
Johann Rüegg manages the future of the company before passing it on to his successor Oskar Rüegg-Trüb.
The Dow Jones index falls to the historical low of 41.22 points during the world economic crisis.
Johann Rüegg opens his mechanical workshop in Feldbach. Next to the patron, four employees produce wire springs for the textile machinery industry.
Via a telecommunication cable connecting Paris to London through the English Channel, the first telephone call between the two metropolises takes place.