FRUTIGER - The road to become a world market leader
In 1957 Edwin Frutiger founded in Switzerland the first company of the FRUTIGER-Group called E. Frutiger+Co. Problem solvers in the construction and environment field. Import of niche products and development of own innovative product lines generated a steady growth.
Milestones in the Company Histroy:
1957: Import of the first Scrapedozer to Switzerland.
1958: Company relocation from Zurich to Winterthur.
1964: First Japan trip of Edwin Frutiger.
1967: Import of the first Scrapedozer from Japan.
1982: Sale of the first drilling excavator.
1985: Start of the Wheel Washing branch.
1986: Company entry of Urs and Jürg Frutiger.
1993: Start up of the first Company Homepage.
1994: Urs and Jürg Frutiger taking over the Company.
1996: Presentation of the worlds frist drive through Wheel Washing System MobyDick Quick.
2000: Start of the SR 3000 Tiger developement.
2002: FRUTIGER starts with wheel washing on the US Market.
Wheel Washing production start in Czech.
2004: Establishing an FRUTIGER branch in Poland.
Presentation of the first Scrapedozer 3000 TIGER.
2006: Moving into the new Headquarters.
2007: Jürg Frutiger leaves the Company.
Opening of the frist branch in Changsha, China.
50 years anniversary of the Group.
2008: Change of name to FRUTIGER Company AG.
2010: Presentation of the Wheel Washing Line ConLine.
Development of Scrapedozer T-18.
2012: Import of the first Scrapedozer T12 produced by a joint venture in China.
2014: Introduction of dust suppression systems MobyDick.
2015: Establishment of a branch in Cedar Lake, USA.
Expansion of the production capacity in the Czech Republic.
2016: Presentation of the next Wheel Washing generation MobyDick ONE.