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January 22. 2020

Mammut lays a basis on the way to net zero

Seon, January 22, 2020 – The greenhouse gas reduction targets are one of the central pillars of Mammut's “WE CARE" sustainability strategy. The outdoor brand is a signatory of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and is thus committed to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to the 2018 reference value (Netto 0 by 2050). In order to achieve this goal, Mammut is analyzing the status quo of its CO2 footprint in a first step, thereby creating a transparent starting point.

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December 20. 2019

Step towards new focus on Bystronic: Conzzeta is divesting Schmid Rhyner

Zurich, December 20, 2019 – Conzzeta reports the signing of a binding agreement to divest its Schmid Rhyner business unit to the specialty chemicals group Altana, headquartered in Wesel, Germany. The closing of the transaction is expected by the end of the first quarter 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

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December 16. 2019

Bystronic and Kurago become innovation partner

Niederönz, December 16, 2019 – In order to create pioneering process solutions that drive forward a smart factory environment, Bystronic is joining forces with the software specialist Kurago within the framework of an innovation partnership.

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December 09. 2019

Conzzeta to focus on Bystronic

Zurich, December 9, 2019 - The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has decided that the Group’s future focus will be on the Bystronic business unit. There are plans to speed up the expansion of its strong market position in global sheet metal processing with a focused growth strategy. The other business units are to be divested step by step within the period of a year, market conditions permitting.

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November 15. 2019

FoamPartner: New Converting Center for Technical Foams

Wolfhausen, November 15, 2019 – FoamPartner Fritz Nauer AG, with headquarters in Wolfhausen (Switzerland), is building a converting center for industrial foams at the company’s site in Duderstadt (Germany). The new center is scheduled to go on-stream in the first half-year of 2020 and will lead to the creation of several new jobs.

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October 16. 2019

Interim information as of the end of Q3 2019: Revenue lower in Q3 – orders at previous year’s level

Zurich, October 16, 2019 – The Conzzeta Group posted net revenue of CHF 1,136.5 million for the first nine months of 2019. On a comparable basis, i.e. at stable exchange rates and taking into account changes in the scope of consolidation, revenue fell by 7.0%. Order intake in the Sheet Metal Processing segment came to CHF 693.5 million, which was an 8.4% drop compared to the previous year.

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September 27. 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting: Special dividend approved

Zurich, September 27, 2019 – At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Conzzeta AG on September 27, 2019, shareholders approved the proposed special dividend by a large majority. 83.3% of the votes were represented.

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August 27. 2019

Increase of participation from 51% to 70%: Conzzeta acquires additional stake in DNE Laser

Zurich, August 27, 2019 – As part of the growth strategy in the Sheet Metal Processing segment, Conzzeta announces the signing of an equity transfer agreement to increase its participation in DNE Laser, Shenzhen, China, from 51% to 70%.

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August 09. 2019

Half-Year Report at June 30, 2019: First half of 2019 with expected slowdown

  • Market-related slowdown compared with strong previous-year period
  • Net revenue CHF 770.1 million; on a comparable1 basis 5.6% below the previous year
  • EBIT CHF 90.5 million, including divestment gain of CHF 30.6 million
  • EBIT margin excluding divestment gain stable at 7.6% of total revenue
  • Earnings per share A including divestment gain at CHF 34.76, up 66.0%
  • Extraordinary AGM with proposal for a special dividend of CHF 30.00 per share A
  • More decentralized management for accelerated strategic and operational development 
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July 18. 2019

FoamPartner: OBoSky® ‒ easy to process, durable and low in emissions

Wolfhausen, July 18, 2019 - FoamPartner, specializing in advanced foam solutions, has developed a foam product family characterized by extremely low emission levels for use in automotive headliners with high demands on processability and design.

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July 04. 2019

Bystronic Competence Days 2019: New technologies, new solutions

Niederönz, July 4, 2019 - Bystronic presented its innovations for the sheet metal processing industry. At the end of June, guests from all around the globe came to our largest in-house exhibition in Niederönz (Switzerland). A perfect opportunity to chat about new approaches in the fields of laser cutting, bending, automation, and software.

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June 13. 2019

Bystronic starts direct sales in South Africa

Niederönz, June 13, 2019 – Sheet metal processing companies in South Africa rely on Bystronic technologies and services. Bystronic is now serving the growing demand for laser cutting and bending solutions in South Africa with direct sales and service operations. To this aim Bystronic is opening offices in Johannesburg.

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June 11. 2019

Mammut WE CARE: Sustainable highlight products

Seon, June 11, 2019 – As a Swiss premium outdoor brand with roots going back to 1862, Mammut has a strong drive to preserve what is worth preserving, with a high degree of transparency. For this reason, Mammut published its Corporate Responsibility goals in November 2018. The outdoor company wants to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of its collections and ban environmentally damaging substances from supply chains. The use of bioRe® cotton in T-shirts of the climbing collection is another concrete measure for Mammut to achieve these goals.

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May 28. 2019

Close collaboration between Gallus and Schmid Rhyner for digital coating

Adliswil, May 28, 2019 – Gallus and Schmid Rhyner officially set the seal on the collaboration of the two companies and the further development of digital refinement at the beginning of May. With the company Steinemann, they have raised digital refinement to a high industrial level.

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May 17. 2019

Bystronic and TTM Laser become one

Niederönz, May 16, 2019 - Bystronic, together with many guests, celebrated the official integration of TTM Laser into the Bystronic Group. The event also opened the new Experience Center and offered a world premiere of the new laser cutting system ByTube 130.

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May 02. 2019

FoamPartner: Digitally optimized sleeping comfort

Wolfhausen, May 2, 2019 – The patented, innovative sleep solution Tecciō.science is based on the advanced development of multi-dynamic foams combined with hardware and software. It influences sleep through individually selectable, dynamic hardness changes. Controlled by an app, changes are very smooth and are made continuously. This forms the basis for the sleeping experience of the future.

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April 16. 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019: All motions approved

Zurich, April 16, 2019 - At the Annual General Meeting of Conzzeta AG on April 16, 2019, the shareholders approved all motions of the Board of Directors by a large majority. Taken together, 75.1% of the votes were represented.

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April 15. 2019

Interim information as of the end of Q1 2019: Expected slowdown compared to strong previous- year quarter

Zurich, April 15, 2019 – The Conzzeta Group posted net revenue of CHF 394.4 million over the first 3 months of 2019, 8.4% less than in the strong first quarter last year. Adjusted for currency translation effects and changes in the scope of consolidation, revenue fell by 9.1%. For continuing operations, i.e. without the Glass Processing segment divested as of March 31, 2019, revenue fell by 6.3%. Order intake in the Sheet Metal Processing segment came to CHF 222.2 million, which was a 8.0% drop compared to last year.

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April 01. 2019

Streamlining of the business portfolio: Sale of the Glass Processing segment completed

Zurich, April 1, 2019 – Conzzeta has reported that it has completed the sale of the Glass Processing segment to the finnish Glaston Corporation, which was announced on January 25, 2019. 

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March 20. 2019

Annual results 2018: Profitable growth

Zurich, March 20, 2019 – With net revenue of CHF 1,782.2 million, the Conzzeta Group achieved revenue growth of 20.2% in 2018. On a comparable basis, i.e. at constant exchange rates and adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation, net revenue growth was 10.4%.

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