INNOVATION MEETS TRADITION

Milestones

Innovations for over 155 years

Innovation meets Tradition

From a textile manufacturer to a high-tech product company

New ideas open new doors. That has been our credo for over 155 years. In the middle of the idyllic Toggenburg, Johann Georg Berlinger laid the foundation of our company history in 1865 – with a weaving mill.

Today, the name Berlinger stands for innovative technology and products and is an international benchmark for standardized doping control systems.

The sixth generation of the Berlinger family is proud to carry on the values and traditions of their family company, which focus on openness, quality and fairness. Each and every day we invest in our values, people and processes: to be more precise, we invest in our future. This is what our forefathers did and so this is what we continue to do. 'Tradition meets innovation' sums up the strengths that have stayed with us for generations. We foresee change, are receptive to it and respond creatively to the process of change itself.
The courage to change

Milestones

1865
Start of the Berlinger success story

Establishment

Johann Jakob Berlinger founds the first cotton weaving mill in the region of Toggenburg.
1911
Invention

Bias tape

Max Berlinger, the fourth generation of the Berlinger family who run the company, revolutionizes the textile industry with his invention of bias tape.
1972
Diversification

Temperature monitoring solutions

A successful team of three guides the company through the textile crisis with a clever diversification strategy. First chemical indicators for vaccination campaigns are presented to the WHO and UNICEF.
1994
Invention

BEREG-KIT 94

Invention of the revolutinonary tamper-evident sealing system for safe and clean sports. Implemented by the team of three, Karl Egli, Liselotte and Jürg Berlinger.
1998
Foundation

Berlinger Special and Q-Tag AG

Berlinger focuses on the two main business areas "Doping Control Equipment" and "Monitoring Solutions".
2008
Management

Baton change

Andrea Berlinger-Schwyter and Daniel Schwyter-Berlinger, the sixth generation of the Berlinger family who run the company, take over the management.
2010
Expansion

Berlinger USA LLC

Foundation of a sales office and entry into the US temperature monitoring market.
2014
Modernization

New building

Construction of a new production and office building at the Swiss headquarters.
2014/15
Acquisition

Antaris Solutions B.V.

Acquisition of the Dutch software company by Berlinger.
2016
Award

Prix SVC

Berlinger wins the Eastern Switzerland Economic Prize, one of the most important economic awards in Switzerland.
2018
Managmenet

Corporate governance change

Thomas Bechter becomes Berlinger's first "external" CEO.
2020
Berlinger wins the Export Award 2020

S-GE Award

Berlinger receives the Switzerland Global Enterprise Export Award 2020. What an amazing recognition of our internationalization strategy.
Future
Transformation

Future

Setting new industry standards for our customers with digitized modular real-time solutions, optimized processes, and state-of-the-art technology.