ToolNews No. 585

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Because every tool needs its place

The Brütsch/Rüegger Tools logistics system has to work like a perfectly oiled machine. The experts from our order picking team play a key role in ensuring this. In this edition of ToolNews, we are putting this important department firmly in the spotlight.

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A prime example of an SME under constant development

Högg AG began life as a blacksmith's shop at the beginning of the last century. Today, the company is a specialist supplier of sophisticated mechanical manufacturing operating throughout Europe. ToolNews visited its headquarters.

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ToolNews No. 584

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You too can develop the potential of the ToolBox

The Brütsch/Rüegger Tools User Day brought together users and developers to stimulate valuable conversation and inspiration, opening up new ways to improve work processes and strengthen the ToolBox community at the same time.

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Supporting and inspiring the experts of the future

The Rapperswil-Jona Vocational and Advanced Training Centre and Brütsch/Rüegger Tools have been working closely together for many years. This year, young people once again travelled to Urdorf to gain exciting insights into the world of measurement technology. A visit to the event proved that things were really rocking!

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ToolNews No. 583

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Goods Receipt paves the way for smooth logistics

Customers of Brütsch/Rüegger Tools expect fast delivery and flawless order processing. The basic requirement for this is perfect logistics. The team from the Goods Receipt department plays a key role in this respect.

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The perfect measuring instrument for every application

Accuracy is of unrivalled importance in the manufacturing industry. For this reason, a wide range of measuring instruments are used. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools not only offers a huge range of measuring equipment, but also helps customers to digitalise measuring tasks in a straightforward manner.

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ToolNews No. 582

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Lean management and digitalisation — A dream team

There is mounting pressure on manufacturing companies, but there are ways to get into shape to face tougher competition. The combination of lean management and digitalisation offers exciting opportunities, and Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is helping in both fields.

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Behind the scenes of canned refreshments

Take a look at the production halls of Ferrum Packaging AG. The company is based in Schafisheim in Aargau, Switzerland, and is the global market leader for can seamers: These machines ensure that popular aluminium beverage cans are sealed with lids.

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ToolNews No. 581

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The "heart" that drives logistics

Fast delivery is an essential aspect of customer service at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. In order for its logistics to run smoothly, they must be monitored, directed and, if necessary, corrected from a central location. This is where the control centre comes into play.

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High-tech with a social touch

Located in the Swiss canton of Jura, Norkom combines the social mission of professional reintegration with future-oriented, high-tech production. Its business partnership with Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is a key component of this venture.

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ToolNews No. 580

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Speed meets quality

In the last issue of ToolNews for this year, we would like to give you a brief yet valuable insight into what you as a customer can expect from us. Read on to find out which skills and solutions we can harness to help you achieve greater efficiency and productivity in keeping with out motto "Tools. Next level."

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The door and gate openers

Anyone building a door and gate system in Switzerland usually turns to Gilgen for solutions. This issue shines a spotlight on the company's recipe for success and shows how the firm preserves its traditional values while continuing to innovate.

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ToolNews No. 579

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A young professional dream team from Switzerland

This month, ToolNews will be covering the story of young professionals Noah Rossel and Raphael Christen. The pair achieved an impressive second place at this year's SwissSkills — and also relied on a tool from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools.

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Seminars and Workshops

Because expertise needs sharpening too

Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is a leading Swiss tool partner. But we don't just focus on hardware, we concentrate on software too: With a range of seminars and workshops, we nurture specialist knowledge in companies.

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ToolNews No. 578

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How to support manufacturing companies

Manufacturing SMEs are currently under a great deal of pressure. Rising costs and a tough market environment are causing companies serious concern. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools offers an attractive solution thanks to its free production optimisation.

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Interview with a leading polymechanic

This month, ToolNews spoke to Silas Messmer. The polymechanic represented Liechtenstein in the EuroSkills professional championships in September. In the run-up to the competition, he trained at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools on the CNC milling machine.

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ToolNews No. 577

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Apprentices are the leaders of tomorrow

In this issue of ToolNews, we are shining the spotlight on the youngest employees of Brütsch/Rüegger Tools: We talk to apprentices from different departments about the experiences they've had during their apprenticeships so far – and about their future plans.

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Designwerk – Making trucks fit for the future of electromobility

Few people associate sustainability and electromobility with the term "truck". But Winterthur Designwerk AG makes this possible by giving trucks a complete technical makeover. To find out more, we went to visit Designwerk.

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ToolNews No. 576

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The biggest stumbling blocks for exporting tools

"It cannot be that complicated to export tools.” This is the view held by many SMEs — until they are confronted with the extremely complex processes that are actually involved. In this edition of ToolNews, we highlight the biggest export pitfalls and explain how to avoid them.

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BERNINA have sewing machines all sewn up

Generations of Swiss people undertook their first attempts at sewing using BERNINA sewing machines in craft lessons at school. And there's a good reason for this as the machines from Steckborn are number one. ToolNews paid them a visit.

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ToolNews No. 575

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Because safety and style do not have to be mutually exclusive

When talking about work shoes, most people think of chunky, uncomfortable items that protect your feet while you work. But Brütsch/Rüegger Tools now demonstrates that occupational safety can be fashionable. ToolNews takes to the catwalk.

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Where young talent is forged

The shortage of skilled workers is becoming a serious concern in Switzerland. The Thal-Mittelland Vocational Training Association is fighting back. The ToolNews team paid a visit to the Vocational Training Centre in Solothurn.  

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ToolNews No. 574

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A friendly face for customers

Automation and digitalisation are the defining megatrends of our time. Nevertheless, or perhaps because of this, customers also appreciate the personal touch. The importance of this is demonstrated by the Brütsch/Rüegger Tools sales department and reception.

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Burckhardt Compression – A company applying all the right pressure

The industrial compressor systems from Burckhardt Compression are huge pieces of equipment with a surprising array of variety. Not only are they used in the oil and gas industry, but they are also essential for renewable energies. 

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ToolNews No. 573

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Because ergonomics matters at every level

Workplaces in many companies are not ideally suited to the needs of employees. This can come back to haunt an employer: The result is ineffective processes and increased absences. In this issue of Tool News, we are going to take a closer look at ergonomics using a case study from a real customer.

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Abbott Switzerland – Giving the heart a helping hand

When the heart no longer functions properly, the situation can quickly become critical for those affected. For this reason, medical devices such as blood pumps are indispensable. We asked Abbott Schweiz how these devices work.    

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ToolNews No. 572

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Take the hassle out of exporting tools

Swiss companies that operate manufacturing sites abroad will be painfully aware that dealing with customs formalities and organising transport puts a strain on their capacity — and their nerves. This is why Brütsch/Rüegger Tools takes care of shipping tools to your branches outside Switzerland for you.

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ToolNews No. 571

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Because accuracy is essential

Many of the companies that rely on Brütsch/Rüegger Tools have to meet the highest precision standards. In some cases, it comes down to the micrometre. That is why we are turning our attention to the exciting field of measurement technology for this edition of ToolNews.

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Guides for the smallest of particles

SwissNeutronics AG was established as a spin-off of the Paul Scherrer Institute. Today, the company supports research institutions worldwide in implementing state-of-the-art neutron-optical technologies. We wanted to hear from the experts themselves how this is done.

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ToolNews No. 570

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Logistics thrives on speed

Not only do Brütsch/Rüegger Tools customers need the best tools — they often need them quickly. Logistics must run smoothly to ensure that the tools ordered today reach the customer tomorrow. We take a look.

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Masters of prototyping

The Sabato Group started as a small precision engineering company. The company is still passionate about maximum precision. However, the supplier for the watch and medical technology industries has developed enormously in terms of technology. 

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ToolNews No. 569

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Because knowledge is the most important tool

If something needs to be glued, screwed or machined, tools and solutions from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools are your first choice. But we don't just provide professionals with the products they need, we also keep their expertise up to date with our seminars and workshops.

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An association reinvents itself

The Zurich section of the Swissmechanic association represents the interests of local mechanical, electrical and metal companies. And since change is affecting the technical and mechanical industry, the association is adopting change as well. The goal is to achieve closer alignment with SMEs.

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ToolNews No. 568

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From tool dealer to premium partner for medical technology

Medical technology is characterised by the utmost precision, the highest quality standards and great regulatory pressure. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools offers smart solutions to support companies in this sector and save resources.

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"We produce products that are implemented in clinical environments"

Cendres+Métaux SA has its roots in the watchmaking industry, but is also a Swiss pioneer in the field of medical technology. Our interview illustrates just how stringent the demands are in this sector.

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ToolNews No. 567

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The best professionals in the world compete against one another

The global professional elite face off in competition at "WorldSkills". We spoke to two young talents who are taking part in the field of CNC milling/turning — and are using tools from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools to do so.

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Young talent plays a key role at Hilti

With high-quality products and clever system solutions, Hilti AG makes it easier to work safely on site. To make this possible in the future, young talent that can be actively supported and developed is in demand.

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ToolNews No. 566

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24 billion per year! Lowering the costs of illness and accidents

Lost employee days cost Swiss companies more than CHF 30 billion per year. In 2019, 77% of these losses—around CHF 24 billion—was attributable to illness and accident costs alone. Helping to solve this problem is the LEA (Learning Centre for Ergonomics and Workplace Design), which is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

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CIP — "Workshop of the Future" relies on Hive Digital Suite

"AtelierDéfi" is a networked microtechnology ecosystem based on Industry 4.0 technology from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. Our digitalisation specialists took the lead role in setting up this demonstration workshop at the CIP education centre.

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ToolNews No. 565

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Want to work healthier, faster and cheaper? It's all about ergonomics

The right posture makes things easier — literally: When you set up your workplace in an ergonomic way, you work more efficiently and healthier. In this edition of ToolNews, we will use specific examples to show you just how this works and how ergonomics can even save companies money.

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SIAMS — Back with a bang

Finally, we were able to play to one of our proven strengths again — face-to-face customer advice. At SIAMS, Brütsch/Rüegger Tools demonstrated an incredible series of highlights for microtechnology, which were received with enormous enthusiasm.

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ToolNews No. 564

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4 facts about why our chemistry works

Anyone who purchases chemical products from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools benefits from a package with complete peace of mind: In addition to offering maximum safety in line with the latest legislation, we provide important expertise and offer individual support to ensure that our chemistry solutions work for you.

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Sauber Motorsport AG – Fresh air for C42

Aerodynamics are decisive factors in Formula 1 that determine vital hundredths of a second and also largely determine the car's design. Interesting new regulations have been the driving factor behind new airflows this season.

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ToolNews No. 563

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Four benefits of FUTURO connected for more efficient processes and transparency

Are you ready for a digital working environment? FUTURO connected tools certainly are. The tools, measuring and testing equipment from this series can be fully integrated in Industry 4.0 environments. 

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Setting the course for the future

Maximum precision is essential in watchmaking. Crowns, screws, pins and axles must fit exactly so that the final product functions with absolute reliability later on. It is precisely these components that are manufactured for the watchmaking industry at Microdec SA in the Swiss canton of Jura. 

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ToolNews No. 562

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Five ways to free yourself from the operating cost trap

Whether personal protective equipment, consumables or office supplies: The versatile TwistPro vending machine makes everyday life easier and reduces your management costs.

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Maag Pump Systems AG — exemplary operation for impeccable hygiene

With the TwistPro, Maag Pump Systems AG has once again proven itself to be a pioneer in the field of personal protective equipment. Read about how the highly successful company uses the spiral vending machine here.

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145-jähriges Unternehmen geht gemeinsamen Weg mit Start-up

Um Fertigungsbetriebe bei der Digitalisierung und Integration von Softwaresystemen noch umfassender zu unterstützen, intensiviert Brütsch/Rüegger Tools die seit mehreren Jahren bestehende Zusammenarbeit mit der Firma Stemys SA aus Delémont.

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ToolNews No. 561

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Four tips for optimising your production processes

Brütsch/Rüegger Tools not only supplies tools, but also ensures that they can be put to optimal use. Our field-proven expertise helps you get the most out of your production environment.

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How Feintool became a top automotive supplier

Feintool has become a first-class system supplier to the global automotive industry. How has the company managed this? Through having a keen eye for detecting new markets, gradually developing specialist expertise and consistently driving innovation.

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