Swiss pioneer and world leading company for the processing of viscous and sticky materials takes over family company specialized in equipment manufacturing and welding.
By acquiring the manufacturing company Heinz Halbich AG in Biel/Bienne, Swiss company LIST Technology AG, world leader in the market of solvent free high viscosity kneading technology, offers its clients a fully integrated solution, from development to production and commissioning of Swiss engineered, designed and manufactured industrial equipment.
For more than 50 years, LIST has specialized in solving complex process engineering challenges and designing the corresponding kneading reactors (1). Today, LIST technology is used in the production of everyday goods such as raw materials for baby soothers, diapers, car tires or textile fibers. LIST Technology AG, based in Arisdorf (BL), is the world leader in this market niche. Its reactors – conceived, designed and manufactured in Switzerland – are at the heart of the biggest industrial plants of fortune 500 companies around the world.
Founded in 1981 by Heinz Halbich Senior, the company Heinz Halbich AG, – now LIST Halbich AG – is a family business specialized in equipment manufacturing and welding technique. The company based in Biel/Bienne (Switzerland) has a staff of about 10 highly skilled employees. ISO-certified for years, the company has over 30 years of experience in the manufacture of LIST kneaders. It was integrated into the LIST Group in July, 2018. All employees have been taken over and are still working on site. Over the past 10 month, LIST has invested in new machinery to increase production depth and capacity and new employees were hired. In April 2019, the company name was changed from Heinz Halbich AG to LIST Halbich AG.
“Everything from a single source.”
“For the first time in over 50 years, LIST now has its own production facility, whereby LIST Halbich AG also accepts external orders. We can now offer everything from the conception and design to the production and commissioning of LIST Technology Kneaders. Having manufacturing know-how and capabilities within the group gives our clients added safety and comfort in all aspects, from strategic purchasing to quality control and innovation, all with the highest Swiss Quality standards.
Having been in business with the Halbich Family for over 30 years, we are proud to commit to the continuation and development of the company, one of a very few in the world having the highly specialized know-how and skills required for the production of our kneaders. We are also very happy to secure and even create new industrial jobs in Switzerland.” said Karsten Güdemann, CEO of the LIST Group.