KUNDERT's company history

1906

Founding of the company Ernst Kundert, as a sole trader with its headquarters in Zurich. Activities of the business: Sales agencies for products for the textile industry in Switzerland.

1921

Relocation of the company to Feldbach am Zürichsee, municipality of Hombrechtikon (ZH).

1945/1947

The sons of the founder, Ernst und Heinz Kundert, start working at the company and take over the management shortly thereafter.

1948

Change of the company's legal format from a sole trader to a general partnership under the name of Ernst Kundert & Co.

1962

Inclusion of the first, in-house production in Schweizersholz (TG) for metallic gear wheels and technical plastic parts.

1964

Move into the newly set up office building at the company headquarters in the municipality of Hombrechtikon (ZH).

1965

Name change to KUNDERT & Co.

1973

Change from a general partnership to a joint-stock company KUNDERT AG.

1974

Construction and commissioning of a production facility for the machining of plastic parts in Jona (SG).

1975

After the sudden death of Ernst Kundert, his son Heinz Kundert takes on the responsibility of running the company as the sole managing director.

1988

Markus Kundert joins the company and takes over the management of sales and technology.

1991

Stefan Kundert joins the company and takes over the management of the accounts and organisation.

1992

Is awarded the SQS certificate for the first time in accordance with ISO 9002/EN 29002.

1993/1994/1995

Move into the newly set up industrial premises in the municipality of Jona (SG). Administration, the production of plastic parts and the polyurethane casting facility are brought together at the new premises with around 100 employees. The company headquarters are moved from Hombrechtikon (ZH) to Jona (SG).

1996

The ownership structure of KUNDERT AG is revised. The totality of Heinz Kundert's shares are sold in equal parts to his sons Markus, Stefan and Heinz Kundert jun.

2001

KUNDERT AG sells its production of metallic gear wheels in Schweizersholz (TG) and focuses on the fast-growing plastics sector.

2002

Founding of the Czech subsidiary MECOTRONIC in Prague.

2006

KUNDERT celebrates its 100-year anniversary in September. The company evolved over 100 years from a commercial firm to become a modern industrial firm in the supply industry. The owners thank the employees, suppliers and friends of the company on the 8th of September with a huge anniversary celebration.

2010

The directors and co-owners of KUNDERT AG, Markus Kundert and Stefan Kundert, purchase the remaining KUNDERT AG shares not yet in their possession, divided equally. The focus of the owners on the two operationally active General Managers permits a quick and sound decision-making process, which ensures the existence and consolidation of KUNDERT AG's position in a dynamic market.

2014

On the 20th of November 2014, the Entrepreneur-Forum Zürichsee awarded the Entrepreneur Award 2014 to the brothers, Markus and Stefan Kundert from KUNDERT AG in Jona. This award is given to exceptional individuals for their achievements in business. Both directors and owners of KUNDERT AG distinguished themselves, according to the jury, as having true entrepreneurial spirit, innovative power, financial independence and a high level of social responsibility.

2016

The co-owner and Co-Director, Stefan Kundert, acquires his brother Markus' shares on the 20th of September 2016 and consequently become the owner of KUNDERT AG. There is no natural successor in Markus Kundert’s family. However, Stefan Kundert’s son prepares for the chief engineer previously held by Markus Kundert. Markus Kundert will continue in his role as Co-Director of KUNDERT AG and his respective responsibilities to date.

2018

With Pascal Kundert, the 4th generation of the Kundert family joins the company. He takes over the division of Polyutherane.

2019

At the beginning of the year, Markus Kundert retires from KUNDERT AG after 30 years of activity. Stefan Kundert, CEO and owner of KUNDERT AG, will be supported by Pascal Kundert, Jürg Hauser and Dominic Schmid as members of the Executive Board.