The history of SFS began in 1928 with a hardware store in Altstätten (Switzerland). The cornerstone was laid for the development of industrial activities in 1960 when the company set up its own screw manufacturing plant in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.
Engineered Components segment
In the Engineered Components (EC) segment, SFS partners with customers to develop and manufacture customer-specific precision components and assemblies, as well as mechanical fastening solutions. This segment comprises the Automotive, Electronics, Industrial and Medical divisions, and it sells its products and services under the brands SFS (Automotive, Industrial), Unisteel (Electronics) and Tegra Medical (Medical).
Fastening system segment
In the Fastening Systems (FS) segment, which consists of the Construction and Riveting divisions, SFS develops, manufactures and markets application-specific mechanical fastening systems, including under the brands SFS, HECO, TFC (Construction), and GESIPA® (Riveting).
Distribution & Logistics segment
In the Distribution & Logistics (D&L) segment, SFS positions itself as the leading sales and logistics partner for direct and indirect materials in the areas of quality tools, workshop and personal protective equipment, fasteners, and other C-parts for customers in the industrial manufacturing and construction industries in Europe. In addition, customized logistics and process solutions contribute in making customers more competitive. The segment is made up of the D&L Switzerland and D&L International divisions, and distributes its products under its own strong brands SFS, Hoffmann, GARANT and HOLEX, as well as other leading manufacturer brands.
SFS Group has manufacturing sites and distribution companies at 140 locations in 35 countries around the world. It generated sales of CHF 2,746.1 million in the 2022 financial year with a workforce of approximately 13,500 (FTE).
At your side 24/7
SFS is a reliable companion throughout your day, from early in the morning to late at night, seven days a week. Not many people realize this, since our precision components, mechanical fastening systems and quality tools are embedded in the successful products and processes of our customers, where they often perform critical functions.
Your first contact with SFS products happens early in the morning when using your coffee machine or your smartphone. Driving to work, you are also surrounded by numerous SFS products: integrated into your car’s safety systems such as seat belts, airbags and braking systems, they help to save your life in the event of an accident. At work, hard disk drives function with high-precision miniature SFS components. SFS products can be found in many electronic lifestyle products, such as adventure cameras, smart watches and smart home devices, as well as a growing number of AR/VR solutions. In the field of healthcare, our precision components in the form of bone screws, dental implants and surgical instruments play an important role in improving your quality of life.