History

1970Founding of VARIOPRINT AG as an enterprise for technical screen printing
1971Production of the first single-sided printed circuit board
1985Production of the first multilayer and the first high-frequency products
1987First expansion phase of production at the Heiden site
1990 ISO 9002 certification
1993Management buyout, takeover of the company by the management, 85 employees
1999
  • Doubling of turnover compared to 1993, staff increased to 125 employees
  • Production of the first HDI PCBs with microvias of 75 µm
  • Opening of the new Plant 2 for production of multilayer cores
2002 ISO 9001: 2000 certification
2003
  • Expansion of Plant 2 (basement + ground floor) in connection with new the electroplating system in Plant 1
  • ISO 14001:1996 certification
2007
  • Expansion of Plant 2 (1st + 2nd floor)
  • Additional cleanrooms for multilayer manufacturing
  • Turnover tripled compared to 1993
2007Swiss Technology Award for optical connectivity
2008
  • Entrepreneur Award Eastern Switzerland, Swiss Venture Club
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Prize from Ernst & Young
2008 Start of construction of the office building between Plant 1 and Plant 2
2009 Inauguration of the office building by the Swiss Federal President Hans-Rudolf Merz on 2 July 2009 during a visit of the entire Federal Council
2009 Start-up of vario-optics AG in Heiden
2010 40-year anniversary of VARIOPRINT AG
2013 20-year anniversary of management buyout
2014Commissioning of the most advanced galvanising facility in Europe
2015ISO/TS 16949 certification