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Heating installer Elias Reber wins Debrunner Acifer Trophy
Heating installer Elias Reber is the proud winner of the 2017 Debrunner Acifer Trophy. The young trade champion from Wasen (BE) was able to prevail over all other Swiss masters, achieving the highest score in the overall competition. To recognise his achievement, Debrunner Acifer, Gold Sponsor of the SwissSkills team, has handed Reber the keys to...
Thomas Liner appointed new CEO of the Debrunner Koenig Group
Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Liner took up the position of CEO of the Debrunner Koenig Group in St. Gallen on 1 November 2017. He takes over from Philippe Dietziker, who stepped down at the end of October 2017. Philippe Dietziker has played a key role in shaping the development of the Debrunner Koenig Group in recent years. Due to the high vola...
Best building services engineers named
The winners of the Swiss Building Services Engineering Championships 2017 have now been named. At the Zuger Messe , a leading Swiss consumer tradeshow, the country's most talented building services engineers competed for the 27th Championship title and medals. Some 80,000 trade fair visitors attended the Suissetec stand to watch at close hand as ...
Vocational skills championship in Abu Dhabi: SwissSkills team relies on Debrunner Acifer gear and wins 20 medals
In mid-October, 38 talented young Swiss apprentices set off for Abu Dhabi to demonstrate their promise at the WorldSkills Competitions 2017 – with great success. As Gold Sponsor and official supplier of the SwissSkills team, the Debrunner Acifer Group congratulates the Swiss competitors on taking home 20 medals, 13 diplomas and 3 certificates. ...
WorldSkills 2017 – 1,001 fans welcome the SwissSkills team
Almost like a fairy tale from The Thousand and One Nights, the first occupational championships to be held on the Arabian Peninsula draw to a close – for Switzerland the most successful WorldSkills competition of all the time. Around 1,000 fans and one Federal Council member receive the SwissSkills team at the Messe Zürich exhibition centre for a ...
WorldSkills 2017 – outstanding success!
With 11 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals, the SwissSkills team scored higher than ever before, taking 2nd place in the national ranking and achieving the best score by far among the European countries. Added to this achievement are 13 diplomas and 3 certificates – the best result ever for a Swiss team. «I am just speechless», says Tatjana ...
WorldSkills 2017 – finished, relieved and excited
The final gong sounds every half hour, ending the last tasks for the different skills. All the built-up tension is slowly dissolving, giving way for an even greater feeling of relief among the competitors. With a large retinue of fans, the young Swiss professionals celebrate the end of four days performing at the highest level. Now the anxious wai...
WorldSkills – an emotional rollercoaster
On the third day of competition, the SwissSkills team is experiencing a whole range of emotions. While some need to come to terms with tasks gone wrong, others are completing their work to perfection. And then there are those who have already finished their challenge to great fanfare. But a few team members will still have to give their all on the...
WorldSkills 2017 – Switzerland hits its stride
Some of the competitors got off to a difficult start. But they have all demonstrated impressive strength of character. They are increasingly meeting the challenges better, displaying a professional attitude in dealing with the demanding requirements. Manuel Bieri, a mould maker, says he faced some struggles on the first day of competition. He fel...
WorldSkills 2017 – now it’s full speed ahead
The 44th WorldSkills, the first vocational world championships in the Arab world, are off to a dazzling start. At an opening ceremony featuring lyrical modern choreography, Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills International, greeted some 10,000 guests at the Abu Dhabi arena and welcomed around 1,300 competitors to the «four toughest days of you...
WorldSkills 2017 – High-ranking visitor at embassy reception
After a few days gathering their energies in the pre-camp in Al Ain, the SwissSkills team has now arrived in Abu Dhabi, location of the upcoming WorldSkills competitions. Simon Furrer, a plant electrician, is impressed by the dimensions of the team hotel Aloft, directly adjacent to the competition grounds. “Everything is so gigantic, so huge. I di...
WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi: Ready for take-off
Sunday morning, Zurich Airport, Gate E52: Thirty-eight young women and men are ready to board Flight EY 74 to Abu Dhabi. The SwissSkills Team is on the way to the 44th WorldSkills Competitions, held this time around in the United Arab Emirates. As soon as they arrived in the desert metropolis, some competitors of the SwissSkills Team had to give ...
WorldSkills 2017 - Debrunner Acifer is official supplier for the SwissSkills team
This October, 38 young Swiss skilled trade talents will travel to Abu Dhabi to demonstrate their great promise at the WorldSkills Competition. They will bring with them workwear and protective gear supplied by Debrunner Acifer. Last weekend, the members of the SwissSkills team received their individual gear. ...
Suisse Public 2017 – Mit Virtual Reality vom Warenlager bis zum Kunden
Die Debrunner Acifer Gruppe nimmt die Besucher der Suisse Public 2017 mit auf eine virtuelle Reise. Mittels Virtual-Reality-Brillen erhalten diese einen lebensechten Einblick in die umfassende Welt der Logistik eines Handelsunternehmens und erleben hautnah den 365°-Service von Debrunner Acifer – vom jederzeit verfügbaren Gesamtsortiment...
Mario Eggerschwiler wins Debrunner Acifer Trophy
This year’s Debrunner Acifer Trophy goes to the heating engineer Mario Eggerschwiler. With his outstanding performance, the young occupational champion was able to prevail over all the other Swiss masters at the Swiss Skills Competitions. As a reward for his high score, Mario Eggerschwiler received from Debrunner Acifer, Gold Sponsor of the Swiss...
Forging the digital future of steel through automation
The digital era is bringing about a radical transformation in many industries. Online business is growing in importance – even for B2B companies. Debrunner Acifer AG therefore already began automating its order processes several years ago and is actively driving further digital transformation. ...
EuroSkills 2016 - The Swiss Team is European champion!
Team Switzerland delivered a phenomenal performance at the fifth European vocational championships, EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016. The two women and seven men on the SwissSkills team achieved a sensational average score of 529 in the national ranking, putting them in first place as the European champions! The results: 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze m...
EuroSkills 2016 - Optimum start and full concentration
“Wer simmer – Schwiizer! Was wemmer – gwünne! Nous sommes les champions! Forza Svizzera! Ooooh – Go for Gold!” With this battle cry, the Swiss Team embarked on the first day of competition. Roger Dähler, an expert tiler, believes that the participants got off to a great start. There was a mood of absolute concentration and you could tell that the...
EuroSkills 2016 – Go Switzerland!
Things will soon be heating up for the best of the young Swiss apprentices when they meet up with Europe’s top talent at the EuroSkills Competitions 2016 in Gothenburg. From 1st to 3rd December nine young Swiss aces will test their skills against 500 other young people from 30 different countries throughout Europe, competing for medals and honours...
Young people build soapboxes with fixing products from Debrunner Acifer
Sawing, milling, grinding, hammering and affixing components with screws and glue can be lots of fun, as a group of young people from the two Basel cantons recently discovered. During their summer holidays, 16 girls and boys aged 10 to 14 took tools, machines and a wide variety of construction materials in hand to build their own soapboxes as part...
Debrunner Acifer does its part for the vocational integration of refugees
In a recent feature story on the SRF1 news show “10vor10” about the successful vocational integration of refugees in the canton of Grisons, the reporters paid a visit to Debrunner Acifer AG in Landquart. The show spotlighted young Ewaz Ali Azad from Afghanistan, who over the past two years has completed a certificate course of training in logistic...
Apprenticeships successfully completed – congratulations!
After an intense period of preparation, 44 apprentices at the Debrunner Koenig Group have passed their final examinations with a very good average grade of 4.7 (highest grade: 6[nk1] ). We are delighted with these superb results and warmly congratulate the graduates for their top performance! It has been a rewarding experience working with the app...
Debrunner Acifer in top 5 at Swiss E-Commerce Award 2016
Out of a record number of 165 applicants, Debrunner Acifer’s e-Business platform has been nominated in the B2B category for the second time, after first making the short-list in 2014. “Since we last participated in the competition, we have continued to expand our online offerings, adding new features such as the ‘Steel an Metal Finder', net p...
Debrunner Acifer nominated for Swiss E-Commerce Award 2016
Out of a record number of 165 applicants in the B2B category, Debrunner Acifer’s e-Business platform was chosen as one of the nominees for the second time, having first made the short-list in 2014. Since our last participation in the competition, we have developed our online offerings further and implemented new features such as the «Steel Finder»...
Official opening of modern logistics centre in Kölliken
At the opening ceremony for Debrunner Acifer’s new Logistics Centre in Kölliken, guests included Marco Hardmeier, President of the Grand Council of Aargau, and Cantonal Councillor Urs Hofmann. The new Logistics Centre is a success story in many respects: from its rapid construction to the high-bay warehouse to the jobs it has created. «It is an...
Agricultural machinery mechanic wins the Debrunner Acifer trophy
Maurice Häner from the town of Nunningen in Solothurn is this year’s Debrunner Acifer Trophy winner. The young agricultural machinery and construction machinery mechanic, holder of a Swiss Certificate of Competence, came out ahead of the competition to prove himself the best of the Swiss professional masters. As a reward for his outstanding perfo...
Modern logistics centre built in record time in Kölliken
After only 15 months, Debrunner Acifer has completed construction on a new logistics centre in Kölliken (AG) for products in the areas of fastening technology, tools, machines and occupational safety & health. The automated small parts warehouse accommodates some 40,000 items. Today, 30 per cent of orders are already placed via the web shop, and ...
Magical milestone of 1,000,000 online orders reached
Debrunner Acifer has been investing for years in the digital transformation of the company and the optimisation of its e-Business platform – with evident success. At the end of November, online orders in the e-Shop reached the magical mark of 1,000,000. We are proud of these encouraging results and gratified at the faith shown by our customers i...
Among the top 4 in digitisation award
Debrunner Koenig was chosen as one the top 4 performers in the Business & Strategy category in the Digital Transformation Award, presented on 1 October at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. Debrunner Koenig’s E-business platform, which is deployed by the companies Metall Service Menziken and Debrunner Acifer, w...
Debrunner Koenig Group wins 3rd place at the Swiss Arbeitgeber Award
118 companies submitted their applications for the Swiss Arbeitgeber Award 2015. Among those who took the challenge and competed for the awards for the best employers in Switzerland was the Debrunner Koenig Group. The company won an excellent 3rd place in the category for companies with more than 1,000 employees. This year, the awards for the b...
Starker Schweizer Franken – Wir sind am Ball
Geschätzte Geschäftspartner, Die aktuelle Stärke des Schweizer Frankens fordert unseren Wirtschaftsstandort sehr und es gilt, alles zu unternehmen, um die Wirtschaftskraft in der Schweiz zu halten. Wir stehen mit allen wichtigen nationalen und internationalen Lieferanten bezüglich der Fremdwährungs-Kursproblematik in engem Kontakt und verhandeln ...
Debrunner Acifer among top 5 at Swiss E-Commerce Award
The Debrunner Koenig e-business platform is right in step with the times. In the Swiss E-Commerce Award, Debrunner Acifer’s online shop ranked among the top 5 winners. Just recently, the new website also received the bronze award in the business category at the “Best of Swiss Web Award Night”.
Acquisition of a majority stake in Riedo Bau + Stahl AG, Oberbipp
As of 1 April 2014, the Debrunner Koenig Holding AG, St. Gallen, has acquired a majority stake in the company Riedo Bau + Stahl AG, Oberbipp. Debrunner Acifer and Riedo are both distributors of reinforcing steel for the construction industry. The workforce at Riedo’s three locations will be retained in full and Riedo Bau + Stahl AG will in future ...
Debrunner Koenig gewinnt Bronze beim „Best of Swiss Web“
Die Debrunner Koenig E-Business Plattform wird an der „Best of Swiss Web Award Night“ in der Kategorie Business mit Bronze ausgezeichnet. Mit diesem Preis und Qualitätssiegel wird zudem eine B2B-Weblösung gekürt.
Debrunner Koenig auf Shortlist von „Best of Swiss Web 2014“
Die neukonzipierte Website mit integriertem E-Shop der Debrunner Koenig Gruppe zählt zu den besten Webprojekten des Jahres und steht auf der Shortlist von „Best of Swiss Web 2014“. Die Nomination ist ein grosser Erfolg für das Unternehmen in St. Gallen.
Im Mittelpunkt stehen die jungen Berufsleute
Debrunner Acifer engagiert sich seit 2005 als Generalsponsor von SwissSkills. Für das Schweizer Traditionsunternehmen ist die Berufsbildung in der Schweiz die Basis für den nachhaltigen wirtschaftlichen Erfolg. Patrik Forster, Mitglied der Gruppenleitung, erzählt, warum sich seine Unternehmung so engagiert für junge Berufsleute einsetzt.
Debrunner Koenig launches new e-business platform
Website redesign with integrated online shop The Debrunner Koenig Group, which is active throughout Switzerland, has launched its new user-friendly website with integrated online shop. The new design provides the Group with a contemporary and visually compelling online presence. The Debrunner Koenig Group comprises the Debrunner Acifer companies, Koenig Feinstahl AG, Metall Service Menziken and Debrunner Koenig Management AG.
When used for geothermal energy, steel pipes must meet stringent requirements with respect to quality and pipe connection technology. The casing pipes are between 10 and 14 metres long and have diameters between 114 and 473 millimetres. The largest pipe weighs 2.2 tons. For the geothermal energy project in St. Gallen, Debrunner Acifer is supplying...
Debrunner Acifer Trophy
As 2012 Swiss champion, Simon Johner from Kerzers (FR), a construction machinery mechanic who holds a Federal VET diploma,is winner of this year’s Debrunner Acifer Trophy. The trophy consists of car keys for a Mini One. Swiss Federal Council member Johann Schneider-Ammann paid tribute to the top young Swiss professionals on Vocational Training Day in Martigny, handing over the gold prize winners’ certificates signed by the Federal Council.