Significant stages of the development and growth
2015: CEKAtec developed with SIKA the brand new Power Cure.
2014: Engineering Service Provider CEKAtec acquires its Business Partner ECOnovis
2013: Receipt of the Red dot Design Award “best of the best” and also the “IF Design Award” for mixer appliances
2013: After successful development the production for a novel entire blower-based respiratory protection system started
2012: Successful start of production in the strategic business field “food”. Beside power tools we now also produce premium kitchenware since March (Mixer, Blender, Juicer, aso.)
2011: MBO – Management buy-out and the new name of CEKAtec AG
2009: Work on and development of company strategy for up to 2013
2008: Opening of the purchasing office in Shanghai
2008: Turnover record and the highest number of employees since the firm was founded with 100 employees.
2007: CEKA was joint winner of the „SWISS TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2007“ together with the University of technology and IT in Biel, and was also awarded two special prizes from BFE „Bundesamt für Energie“, „Federal Ministry of Energy“ and ABB „Asea Brown Boveri“
2006: Production and sales of the first Li-ion battery screw drivers LIOS in Switzerland
2004: CEKA develops and produces digital control electronics for power tools. Certification according to ISO 9001:2000
2004: Entry into the area of hydrogen fuel cells – development and production.
2003: Opening of our training centre with test room and outlet.
2003: CEKA introduces new production concepts with „PORSCHE CONSULTING“.
2001: Introduction and start of new ERP system „Pro Alpha“
2000: Expansion of electronic development and manufacture via air conditioned rooms with an antistatic production area.
1999: Set-up of sales organisation „KRESS Switzerland“ and introduction of the „KRESS“ brand on the Swiss market and in the principality of Liechtenstein
1998: The KRESS battery screw driver family is developed and manufactured in Wattwil
1996: „Tool building“ division produced for OEM partners and turned into a profit centre
1995: Set-up of the „electronics“ division with development and manufacturing certification according to the quality management system ISO 9001
1992: Introduction of CAD systems into development and tool building
1984: Development and manufacture of the „angle grinder“ product line
1983: Introduction of a „flexible assembly system“
1981: Development co-operation with an international group in the area of fastening technology based in Liechtenstein
1979: Company founded by Willy Kress with the objective of developing and manufacturing power tools