History

Founded in 1984, PRECITRAME SA evolved principally as a result of its activities in the microtechnology sector, as a supplier of watch movement blanks to the most prestigious brands in the industry.

In 1987, driven by the dynamics that this co-operation created, PRECITRAME began to develop its own CNC transfer machines and market them to the leading clock and watchmaking manufacturers in Switzerland.

 

Ten years later in 1997, the year that the Machines Division was created at PRECITRAME, we unveiled at the Hanover Fair a new all-CNC transfer machine model featuring a numerical table with an innovative palletisation system.

The machine’s performance in terms of precision, flexibility and productivity, combined with its distinctive design, aroused the interest of several major groups from both automotive industry and telecommunications sector.

The requirements of these industries differ from those of the clock and watchmaking industry, principally in terms of component dimensions and manufacturing volumes, and in response to this PRECITRAME has succeeded in adapting its technology to these new markets.

 

Precitrame Machines SA was founded in 2001 as a result of the demerger of the Microtechnology and Machines Divisions from PRECITRAME SA.

The creation of this new, independent entity, supported by a dynamic and versatile mechanical engineering department, has facilitated the growth of the company’s machine manufacturing operations.

Precitrame Machines SA is located in Tramelan in the heart of the Jura region, an area with a wide reputation as the center of microtechnology and high-precision engineering.

Today, the company employs around 200 people and focuses its activities on the development and design of CNC transfer machines and finishing machines.