Company history

The PCB manufacturing industry has been undergoing a consolidation process for over twenty years. Out of several hundred manufacturers, there are just over fifty left today. But the inflationary use of the term "innovation" alone does not ensure the survival of a company. In addition to new technologies, courage, a willingness to take risks and the right corporate culture are among the prerequisites for long-term corporate survival. These include local integration, a focus on niche products and above-average services.

2022

Mr. Pierre Lohrber took over FELA GmbH and became CEO of the company

2020

FELA launches its first own product, the FELA SWITCH

2018

Anniversary of 20 years of cooperation with our Asian manufacturing partners for printed circuit boards in Tianjin

2016

Start of research into additive manufacturing processes for printed circuit boards / Research cooperation with Würth Elektronik

2012

Acquisition of the neighboring building of the insolvent company OSCO and expansion of production and administration by 2131 m².

2011

Foundation of the FELA AKADEMIE, internal training program for employees and managers

2010

Sponsored project with Furtwangen University: Disinfection of glass surfaces by means of UV irradiation

Sponsored project with Furtwangen University: Special grinding of glass contours

2008

FDA approval for glass input system in the USA

2002

For the first time, electronics can be mounted directly on glass as a substrate in a production-ready manner

First project of a control unit with capacitive keys directly realized on glass

Patent application: Technology to deposit a conductor pattern of copper directly on glass and to assemble it in a standard SMD process

Innovation award received for this technology

2001

Foundation of the Solingen branch for the trading business with Asia (today FELA PCB-Service)

1998

Management buy-out of the former executives to FELA Leiterplattentechnik

Beginning of trade relations with Asia

1996

Acquisition of the company FELA Hilzinger GmbH by the Swiss group Photochemie, Unterägerie

1992

First certification according to DIN ISO 9001

1991

Change of name to FELA Hilzinger GmbH

1990

Joining of the longtime managing director and shareholder Norbert Krütt

1988

Acquisition of the company Hilzinger GmbH by the Swiss group FELA

1969

Foundation of Hilzinger Hoffmann Chemotechnik, Schwenningen, Germany

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Martin Isenschmid Impact Acoustic AG, Chief Purchasing Officer
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