Key facts and figures about Steck Maschinenfabrik AG

2014

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.

New production hall

2013

In 2013, the company celebrates its 75th anniversary together with its employees, customers and suppliers in the former coppersmiths in Langnau.

New production hall

2005

Certifications:
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
DIN EN 15085-2 CL1 Welding of Rail Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

SQS

2003

Hansruedi Steck transfers management of the company to his children Hans-Rudolf, Peter and Yvonne (3rd generation).

2003

1975

During the recession, Hansruedi Steck builds the first two diesel locomotives for the Brienz Rothorn Railway. Another one follows in 1986.

 

Diesel locomotive BRB

1974

Hansruedi Steck’s son takes over the management of the company. The sole proprietorship is converted into a public limited Company.

Hansruedi Steck (born 1937)

approx. 1974

Ferdinand Steck designs and builds a flanging machine for pressing/shaping boiler Floors.

Flanging machine STECK

1971

Ferdinand Steck jun. founds his own company "Skorpion Maschinen" and leaves the family Business.

Skorpion Tanks

1970

Delivery of the 100th roller to the construction company Walo Bertschinger AG.

Delivery of the 100th roller to Walo

1962

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.

Coppersmiths Langnau

1960-1965

Birth of the children Hans-Rudolf (1960), Peter (1962) and Yvonne (1965) of the 3rd Generation.

Siblings Yvonne, Hans-Rudolf and Peter Steck

1960

Marriage of son Hansruedi with Greti Steck-Meier.

Hansruedi + 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.

New construction in Bowil around 1960

1957

The sons Hansruedi and Ferdinand jun. complete the mechanics apprenticeship in their father’s company. (Photo: Hansruedi with his father)

Hansruedi + Ferdinand Steck (father + son)

1944

Purchase of plot on Brennerstrasse in 3550 Langnau i.E. and the construction of a workshop and house.

Workshop and house in Langnau

1944

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)

1944

1940

Relocation of the workshop to Güterstrasse in Langnau i.E.  

1940

1938

Foundation of a workshop in a residential house on Brennerstrasse in 3550 Langnau i.E.

1938

1936

On 11.04.1936 marriage with Emilie Steck-Ribi. Birth of the two sons Ferdinand (1936) and Hansruedi (1937)

Ferdinand + Emilie Steck-Ribi

1936

He built his first road roller at the age of 23

First STECK roller

1928-1931

From 1928 to 1931, Ferdinand Steck completed a mechanics apprenticeship at Emmentalbahn in Burgdorf.

Emmental Burgdorf Thun-Bahn

1913

Ferdinand Steck was born in Bigenthal BE in 1913 and grew up with 11 siblings. His father died very early.

Ferdinand Steck (founder of the company)