History: perfect connections since 1942

It all began with an ear: the first ear clamp in the world, developed by Hans Oetiker, was an innovation that won him worldwide recognition.

The equally innovative and successful Oetiker Group is now a multinational family company with a local presence in all markets – for customers of all types who are satisfied only with the best.


70 Years of Oetiker in retrospect

1942    Hans Oetiker mechanical workshop in Horgen, Switzerland
1959    First sales branch in Austria
1961    Oetiker Inc., USA
1963    Oetiker Limited, Canada
1972    Hans Oetiker Metallwaren- und Apparatefabrik GmbH, Germany
1979    Sales branch, England

1981    Converting sole proprietorship of Hans Oetiker into Hans Oetiker AG

            Maschinen- und Apparatefabrik, Horgen, 


1984    Sales locations Belgium and France
1985    Oetiker España, S.A., Spain
1991    Sales location Netherlands
1992    Sales locations Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
1995    Sales location Oetiker Far East Ltd., Hongkong

1996    Acquisition of Kurt Allert GmbH, Germany Oetiker Industries (Tianjin)

            Co. Ltd., China

2006    Oetiker India Private Ltd., India
2007    Oetiker Japan Co. Ltd. Japan
2011    Liaison Office South Korea
2012    Oetiker do Brasil Ltd., Brasil
2013    Liaison Office Russia
2014    Acquisition Levi Peterson Sweden / Lithuania / USA
2014    Acquisition Rostra Tool Company, USA