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The history of Utz Group

1947

  • Founding of the company Georg Utz, toolmakers in Zürich-Höngg

1953

  • Relocation to Bremgarten with 16 employees. Series manufacturing of zick-zack equipment for sewing machines

1955

  • Change into Georg Utz AG

1958

  • First injection-moulding machine

1960

  • Start of production with storage containers

1967

  • New company building and expansion of the machinery to 30 injection-moulding machines

1971

  • Founding of Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf, Germany

1973

  • Purchase of the at that time largest produced injection-moulding machine with a closing pressure of 3.000 t for the production of plastic pallets and pallet boxes

1977

  • Construction of the first recycling plant

1985

  • Start up with thermoforming

1987

  • First ISO certification

1990

  • Founding of George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton, UK

1992

  • Founding of Georg Utz Sarl. in Bressolles, France

1995

  • Founding of Georg Utz Holding AG with headquarters in Bremgarten

1996

  • Founding of POOLTEC AG, the service company for the rationing of multiple-use products

1997

  • Founding of Georg Utz Sp.z o.o. in Katy Wroclawskie, Poland

2000

  • New production of large parts in Switzerland

2003

  • Founding of Georg Utz, Inc. in Columbus, USA

2005

  • Founding of Georg Utz Materials Handling (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China

2009

  • New building with production facilities at Georg Utz, Inc. in Columbus, USA
  • Founding of Georg Utz Representative Office in Moscow, Russia

2012

  • New thermoforming hall at Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf, Germany
  • New large-scale machine at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten, Switzerland

2013

  • New thermoforming hall at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten, Switzerland
  • Expansion of office at Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf, Germany

2014

  • Expansion of production halls and office at George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton, UK

2015

  • Expansion of production halls and office at Georg Utz Sp.z o.o. in Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
  • Opening of own factory at Georg Utz Materials Handling (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China
  • First large-scale machine at George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton, UK

2017

  • Opening of own factory at Georg Utz de México S. de R.L. de C.V. in San Miguel de Allende, México
  • Opening new building at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten, Switzerland