MILESTONES

Explore the development of our technology, the innovations and major landmark events that have made mb-microtec what it is today.

1969

Oskar Thüler, a physicist full of innovative ideas, founded mb-microtec Ltd. A whole new success story began with the creation of self-luminous light sources. The young pioneer successfully developed and marketed a new technology that works entirely without batteries or charging via external energy sources. In terms of the precise mass production and the small size of the resulting product, this technology represented the dawn of a new microtechnical era.

1970

Development of our own melting system with rotating light rods.

1971

First major order: equipment for the Swiss assault rifle.

1974

Move into the company building in Niederwangen.

1980’s

Start of the first close industrial collaborations. The company’s microtechnical and chemical expertise was combined with applied knowledge from different industries and led to the creation of a wide range of successful products.

1989

traser swiss H3 watches was founded as a subsidiary company. The development and introduction of the world’s first self-illuminated watch by mb-microtec led to the creation of the traser brand.

2000

First time the lights were sold under the brand name trigalight.

2011

New business activities in the medtech sector.

2018

Inauguration of the new building in Niederwangen, Bern. This unique building fulfils the highest requirements in terms of safety regulations.

2019

Fiftieth anniversary of mb-microtec.