Ab 1920



Rauschenbach: GF's involvement in mechanical engineering

With the acquisition of a majority stake in the "Maschinenfabrik Rauschenbach AG" engineering works in Schaffhausen, Georg Fischer entered the engineering and grey cast iron sectors.


Establishment of a company welfare office

A company welfare office was established in order to assist all employees in their professional and private problems and concerns.


Production of textile machinery started

The production of machinery for weaving loom automation (1926), and the start of mass lathe production (1938) marked the beginnings of GF AgieCharmilles.


Ernst Homberger Foundation initiated

The Ernst Homberger Foundation was established with the goal of giving vocational training to the sons and daughters of company employees.