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