Recession and stagnation
After his apprenticeship, his teacher at Utz offered him a job in the tool grinding shop. He accepted the offer without hesitation. He liked the work in the team and felt he was in good hands. They went through thick and thin together. Like a real team.
This was necessary because the company was in a state of upheaval at the time - just like the entire Swiss economy, which did not really make headway from 1990 to 1996: first three years of recession, followed by three years of stagnation. It was not an easy time for Georg Utz AG either. Instead of saving money and surrendering to fate, the management decided to invest in new machinery and infrastructure. And the employees? For Philipp and his colleagues, the special situation meant one thing above all: a lot of work and constant anxiety about their jobs. Nevertheless, Philipp likes to think back to this time. Everyone did their best every day, nobody gave in to despair. Something like the often described and quoted optimistic mood. The commitment and effort were absolutely worth it and paid off. The Utz Group with Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten has continued to grow, is very profitable and solidly positioned. "Today we have 8 production plants spread over 3 continents with over 1,100 colleagues," he adds proudly.