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 History of SISO-Mecanis AG/SA/LTD

1911.  Founded by the brothers Jacques and Lucien Levaillant as: Société Industrielle Suisse d’Outils, or SISO, registered domiciled in Basel, St.Alban Vorstadt

1931.  Registration of the brand name SISO ®

1974.  Robert Levaillant, son of Jacques, merges SISO with Mecanis AG, Basel and establishes the new group SISO-Mecanis AG/SA/LTD

1988.   Move to Allschwil, Gewerbestrasse 15

1991.  Bernhard E. Meyer, Dr.-Ing.ETHZ and Monica Meyer-Illoway, A.R.C.S.acquire the company from Robert Levaillant

1996.   ISO 9001 Certification

1999.   Modern PC-Network with new ERP-System

2001.  1st webshop

2003.  Representation of the bandsaw machine programm of Hermann Klaeger, D-Kernen

2005.  Optimisation of the stock logistics and  introduction of a barcode system for the identification of products and their shelf number

2007. Representation of the calibration laboratory of Jurjanz, GmbH, D- Schleuditz

2009/2010. Design and installation of the second online shop with daily update of prices and stock per product as well as online product catalog

2011. Celebration of the 100th aniversary

2012. Representation of the HÄBERLE slitting saw and deburring maschine programm of RSA cutting Systems GmbH, D-Kuppenheim

2013. Representation of the industrial brush programm and the deburring machines of RSA cutting systems, D-Schwerte

2015 Représentation of KYOCERA high performance cutting tools for industrial application

2016 Représentation of Thur Metall AG: Shop floor equipment, cabinets, roll boys, tool storage equipment

2017 SISO-Mecanis AG becomes an active Chanel Partner selling the industrial WALTER TOOLS

2018 Start of the cooperation with ISTech Segatrici and their band saws

16.10.2018 Franklin Villaseñor, Master of Business Administration, is the new owner of SISO-Mecanis AG