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We are a business Industry founded in 1946. We employ about fifteen people at our 1000 m² factory which we own.

A loyal and diverse clientele

Our customers include both SMEs and large international groups, active in a variety of fields such as electronics, connectors, machinery, machine tools, watchmaking, agriculture as well as the food and furniture industries.

We are active in the following markets:

  • Sub-contracting
  • Manufacture of complex assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • Reconditioning, retrofitting and upgrading of Tornos, Bechler and Strohm cam-type turning machines
  • Used machinery and equipment
  • Spare parts for Tornos, Bechler and Strohm cam machines
  • In Switzerland, Europe, USA and Asia

Some views of our premises

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Means of production

No. Type of machine Manufacturer Length Width Height Ø
1 4-axis CNC machining centre Haas VF-4SS - - - -
1 CNC lathe Haas ST-20Y 533 - - 254
1 CNC lathe Haas ST-35Y 514 - - 457
1 Conventional lathe Graziano SAG-22 1500 - - 600
1 Conventional lathe Schaublin 125 450 - - 200
12 Conventional lathe Schaublin 102 350 - - -
1 Broach milling machine FUW 250 400 250 350 -
1 Vertical boring machine Wotan Ibérica 800 800 800 -
1 Surface grinding m/c. Camut Mini 12 1000 300 350 -
1 Surface grinding m/c. Jakobsen 350 150 100 -
1 Ext. cylindrical grinding machine Kellenberger R175 1000 - -
1 Int. & ext. cylindrical grinding machine Kellenberger 600 - - 340
1 Honing machine Sunnen 1805 - - - 02-95
1 Electro erosion Agitron 18-004 - - - -
3 Drilling machine Alzmetall - - - -
1 Saw Klaeger HBS - - - 220
1 Saw MACC - - - -

Computer skills

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Autodesk
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) Alphacam
Management MCR Solutions
Administration Microsoft

Company history

2022

A group of investors takes over the company's assets and founds Robert & Schneider Ltd on January 25, 2022. The company continues to operate in the field of automatic lathes and sub-contracting.

2022

After more than 25 years as director of the company, Mr Schneider is retiring.

2021

We celebrated the company's 75th anniversary in a small circle due to the Covid-19 situation.

2017

Arrival of the first CNC machines: a Haas ST20Y lathe and a Haas VF 4-SS 4-axis machining centre.

1996

Henri Schneider, son of Armin Schneider, takes charge of the company.

1985

Accidental death of Jean-Daniel Gossin. The company becomes a family business.

1992

Construction of the production shop.

1983

First major expansion.

1980

Development of the high-speed headstock for Tornos, Bechler and Strohm lathes.

1970

Development and distribution of a new transfer machine with considerable success in England, the USA and Italy.

1969

Jean-Daniel Gossin becomes the new partner.

1969

Death of August Robert.

1957

Construction of the new factory on the present site.

1947

Following the death of Edgar Morel, the company changes its name to Robert & Schneider Sàrl.

1946

Founding of Robert, Morel & Cie Sàrl by Edgar Morel, August Robert and Armin Schneider in a former sawmill at the centre of Crémines village.

Latest achievements & information

  • SIAMS 2022

    SIAMS 2022

    Come to discover our automatic lathes at the SIAMS in Moutier from 5 to 8 April 2022 (stand A3 / hall 1.1).

    This year, we will be co-exhibiting with Vermot Automation in Valdahon (France).

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  • 75 years - 365 days

    75 years - 365 days

    Our company was founded on 22 February 1946 under the name Robert, Morel & Cie Sàrl by Messrs. Edgar Morel, August Robert and Armin Schneider.

    In 2021, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company.

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  • CNC machining centre Haas ST-35Y

    CNC machining centre Haas ST-35Y

    We have invested in a new CNC turning centre to expand our turning capacity (both quantity & diameter).

    • Manufacturer: Haas
    • Type: ST-35Y
    • Capacity: L 514 / Dia. 457
    • Turret: 12 positions, on Y-axis, milling, tapping, drilling

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  • Marking cables and wires

    Marking cables and wires

    We carry out extensive cabling on behalf of our clients. In order to respond optimally to this demand, we have acquired a printer for marking cables and wires.

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  • CNC machining centre Haas VF-4SS

    CNC machining centre Haas VF-4SS

    Acquisition of a new CNC machining centre to augment our production capacity.

    • Manufacturer: Haas
    • Type: VF-4SS with vertical spindle
    • Capacity: 1270 x 508 x 635
    • Maximum speed: 12 000 rpm
    • Tools: 24 + 1
    • Axes: 4

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  • Alphacam (CAD & CAM)

    Alphacam (CAD & CAM)

    With the acquisition of new CNC machines, we are now well equipped to use Alphacam for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing.

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  • CNC machining centre Haas ST-20Y

    CNC machining centre Haas ST-20Y

    First steps in the field of CNC with the acquisition of a turning centre. This will fundamentally change our organisation, our way of doing things and increase our production capacity.

    • Manufacturer: Haas
    • Type: ST-20Y
    • Capacity: Dia. 305 / L 533
    • Turret: 12 positions, on Y-axis, milling, tapping, drilling

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