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Milestones of USTER's history

1875Establishment of an aerial telegraphy workshop in Uster, Switzerland.
1927Production of auxiliary weaving-mill machines started.
1944Initiation of operations in the textile electronics business.
1957First publishing of USTER® STATISTICS.
1982Cooperation with the Chinese textile industry.
2003Buyout from Zellweger Luwa by the Management and two private-equity investment companies.
2005Development and assembly established in China.
2006Uster Technologies Ltd was sold to its Management and funds advised by Alpha Beteiligungsberatung GmbH & Co. KG via a secondary buyout.
2007Listing on the main segment of SIX Swiss Exchange.
2008Introduction of new product groups specifically targeting the mid-market segment.
2009Acquisition of ZWEIGLE® product range. Broadening of existing shareholder base with new strategic investor Toyota Industries Corporation.
2012Public takeover by Toyota Industries Corporation.
2013Acquisition of Jossi Systems to complement and strengthen the position as the world leader in yarn quality management, testing and certification.
2015Introduction to the Total Testing Center with the launch of the USTER® TESTER 6.
2016Red Dot Design Award 2016 won for the USTER® TESTER 6.
2018Acquisition of Elbit Vision Systems (EVS) to enlarge the product portfolio and to strengthen the position as world leader in quality management from fiber to fabric.