The Milestones of the ORCA-Group
View to the first building located at Lichtensteinstrasse 40, Schwenningen built 1939
Mr. Ludwig Schaible founded the Ludwig Schaible KG, factory for clock-parts in Schwenningen. The main focus was to supply the domestic watch industry with gears, pinions and turned parts.
The Ludwig Schaible KG moved into the new production facility in Lichtensteinstrasse 40.
Large extension of the production plant and additional machinery.
This allows to expand into new technical fields like gear manufacturing, precisions engineering and medical industry.
Foundation of Dremotec Präzisionsteile by Bernd Schaible (great-grandson of Ludwig Schaible) at the new site in VS-Schwenningen, Spittelbronner Weg. Manufacturing focus: turning and gearing technology.
Emilie Staiger, the daughter of the company founder, passed away at the 18th of October, 1992. Her son Helmut Schaible and her grandson Bernd Schaible followed up. The production site of Dremotec went into the building of Ludwig Schaible KG.
Acquisition of the company PFM Mall GmbH, Präzisionsfertigung, based in Dürbheim. Manufacturing focus: CNC milling for aerospace, automotive and mechanical engineering.
Acquisition of the company WSD Krauss KG, situated on Heinkelstrasse in VS-Schwenningen. Manufacturing Focus: High-precision CNC turned parts for testing equipment and medical technology.
Acquisition of the company Zisterer Präzisionsdrehteile GmbH, situated on Weiherstrasse in Gosheim. Manufacturing Focus: hydraulic components and automotive parts.
Relocation of WSD Krauss GmbH & Co. KG to the new premises at Lichtensteinstraße 48, 78056 VS- Schwenningen.
Relocation and expansion of PFM Mall GmbH from Dürbheim into the newly acquired property located at Albertistrasse 2 in VS-Schwenningen.
The birth of the ORCA-Group: ORCA - the cutting group - the machining professionals. The distribution and administration centre at Albertistrasse 2 in VS-Schwenningen was created by successfully merging the individual companies and the pooling together their expertise and production "know-how".
Establishment of the joint venture ORCA KBS GmbH & Co. KG situated at Spittelbronner Weg 87 in Schwenningen. Manufacturing focus: technology for multi-spindle turned parts from the automotive industry, electrical engineering and equipment manufacturing.
The newest building of the ORCA-Group, Spittelbronner Weg 87, VS-Schwenningen built 2008
Relocation for Zisterer Präzisionsdrehteile GmbH from the rented property in Gosheim to the newly built modern manufacturing facility in VS-Schwenningen, Albertistrasse 2.
Transfer of Grässlin Präzisionstechnik GmbH to the ORCA - Group, as a machining company for high -precision and complex components. The focus is on components for aviation, mechanics and motor racing like Formula 1.
An extension is created at the existing location of the company Grässlin Präzisionstechnik GmbH. Therefore the company PFM Mall GmbH is incorporated into the Grässlin Präzisionstechnik GmbH and from now on merged. The section of CNC milling concentrates on this location.
Dremotec GmbH & Co. KG was incorporated imto the L. Schaible GmbH & Co. KG.
Transfer of the company ORCA Precision Parts Sp. z o.o. in Pila into the ORCA-Group. As a specialist for small to middle series for high precision components.
The focus of the company is in mechanics, medical technology and also hydraulic and aviation.
Change of name of Grässlin Präzisionstechnik GmbH into ORCA Systems GmbH.
Grässlin Präzisionstechnik GmbH, which has been part of the ORCA Group since 2012, will operate from now on under ORCA Systems GmbH. Hereby the close integration into the ORCA Group with headquarters in VS-Schwenningen is also clarified in the name.