Berlinger & Co. AG
Mitteldorfstrasse 2
9608 Ganterschwil
Switzerland
+41 71 982 88 11
Berlinger Special AG
Mitteldorfstrasse 2
9608 Ganterschwil
Switzerland
+41 71 982 88 11
Berlinger USA LLC
222 Turnpike Road
Ste 3, Westborough,
MA 01581, USA
+1 508 366 0084

Milestones

Innovations for over 155 years

Innovation meets Tradition

From the weaving industry to high technology products

New ideas open new doors. That has been our belief for 155 years. It was in the middle of the idyllic Toggenburg countryside that Johann Georg Berlinger in 1865 laid the foundation stone of our company history – in the form of a weaving shop.

Today the name Berlinger stands for innovative technology and retail products and for internationally standardized doping control systems.

The sixth generation of the Berlinger family, is proud to carry on the values and traditions of their family business, the most important of which are openness, quality and fairness. Each and every day we invest in our values, people and sustainable processes: more specifically, we are investing 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 Berlinger success story

Establishment

The first cotton weaving mill in the region of Toggenburg founded by Johann Jakob Berlinger.
1911
Invention

Bias tape

Max Berlinger, 4th generation of Berlingers, 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 clever diversification. 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 focusses on the two main businesses of Doping Control Equipment and Monitoring Solutions.
2008
Management

Baton change

Andrea Berlinger-Schwyter and Daniel Schwyter-Berlinger, 6th generation of Berlingers take over 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.
2014/15
Acquisition

Antaris Solutions B.V.

Take-over of the Dutch software company.
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 is the first “external” CEO of Berlinger.
2020
Berlinger wins the 2020 export award

SGE Award

It is a great honor for us to receive the Switzerland Global Enterprise Export Award 2020. What an amazing recognition of our internationalization strategy.
Future
Digitalization

Future

Optimized processes, software solutions and digitized processes.