Key facts and figures about Steck Maschinenfabrik AG
In March 2014 work starts on the additional production hall. The metal shop inside it is fitted with at least 6 workstations for metalworkers. It can already be commissioned as of 1.1.2015.
In 2013, the company celebrates its 75th anniversary together with its employees, customers and suppliers in the former coppersmiths in Langnau.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
DIN EN 15085-2 CL1 Welding of Rail Vehicles and Vehicle Parts
Hansruedi Steck transfers management of the company to his children Hans-Rudolf, Peter and Yvonne (3rd generation).
During the recession, Hansruedi Steck builds the first two diesel locomotives for the Brienz Rothorn Railway. Another one follows in 1986.
Hansruedi Steck’s son takes over the management of the company. The sole proprietorship is converted into a public limited Company.
Ferdinand Steck designs and builds a flanging machine for pressing/shaping boiler Floors.
Ferdinand Steck jun. founds his own company "Skorpion Maschinen" and leaves the family Business.
Delivery of the 100th roller to the construction company Walo Bertschinger AG.
Purchase of a coppersmiths in Langnau (production of cheese boilers and distillation plants).
The coppersmiths is sold again in 1988. The current owner, the municipality of Langnau, uses it for cultural Events.
Birth of the children Hans-Rudolf (1960), Peter (1962) and Yvonne (1965) of the 3rd Generation.
Marriage of son Hansruedi with Greti Steck-Meier.
1960 – 1962
In 1959, Ferdinand Steck buys a building plot in Bowil and erects the production halls that are still used today, with an office, a canteen and a private residence.
The sons Hansruedi and Ferdinand jun. complete the mechanics apprenticeship in their father’s company. (Photo: Hansruedi with his father)
Purchase of plot on Brennerstrasse in 3550 Langnau i.E. and the construction of a workshop and house.
During the war, Ferdinand Steck builds and sells machines for cutting peat and earns his livelihood this way in Siehen ob Eggiwil i.E. (approx. 15 employees)
Relocation of the workshop to Güterstrasse in Langnau i.E.
Foundation of a workshop in a residential house on Brennerstrasse in 3550 Langnau i.E.
On 11.04.1936 marriage with Emilie Steck-Ribi. Birth of the two sons Ferdinand (1936) and Hansruedi (1937)
He built his first road roller at the age of 23
From 1928 to 1931, Ferdinand Steck completed a mechanics apprenticeship at Emmentalbahn in Burgdorf.
Ferdinand Steck was born in Bigenthal BE in 1913 and grew up with 11 siblings. His father died very early.