Swisslog building Buchs Switzerland

About Swisslog

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking health systems, warehouses and distribution centers.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog is organized into two business units, Healthcare and Logistics Automation. Our customers can benefit from integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service.

Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions.

Facts & Figures

  • Globe with locations

    More than 2,700 employees located in over 25 countries

  • Customer Centric

    Customers in 50+ countries for two business units

  • Expertise

    Decades of experience in the automation business

  • Smart Tech and Robotics

    Member of KUKA, which has 3 Bn € annual revenues

History of Swisslog

Swisslog traces its roots back to Sprecher + Schuh AG, founded in the year 1900 in the Swiss town of Aarau. Initially, the company’s primary area of activity was energy distribution.

Beginning in the mid-1980s, its core businesses were sold to the French Alstom Group and the U.S. company Rockwell/Allen-Bradley. Increasingly, Sprecher + Schuh began to focus on automation technology, today’s core business. Acquisitions such as Translift, Digitron and OWL expanded the group.

In 1994, Sprecher + Schuh changed its name to Swisslog and quickly established itself as a leading global provider of best-in-class automation solutions for hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers recognized for its outstanding expertise, service and quality.

In December 2014, KUKA, a leading global supplier in the fields of robotics, automation and systems engineering, acquired Swisslog. Since August 2015, Swisslog has been fully integrated in the KUKA Group. With this strong strategic partner, Swisslog strengthens its position as a leading innovator, combining its automation and industry expertise with best-in-class software and robotics solutions from KUKA.

By the end of 2016, the Chinese Midea Group acquired the majority of the KUKA Group.

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