The company Zemp & Co. is founded in Lucerne
The company is acquired by 28-year-old Ernst Jakob Schnurrenberger (engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and its name is changed to Schnurrenberger & Co. "ACCUM"; the company offers storage heaters and radiators as well as toasters, foot warmers, electrical household appliances and irons.
Relocation to a former paper mill in Gossau. The company becomes a stock corporation: Accum AG; initially, the company also manufactures large bakery ovens, drying ovens and confectionery ovens; after the Second World War, it expands its portfolio to include electric, railway and oil heaters as well as water heating products (boilers).
At the age of 29, Gerhard Schnurrenberger (Masters in Economics from the University of St. Gallen) takes over the management of Accum AG.
The company employs 132 people and celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Ernst Schnurrenberger becomes the third-generation family member to head up the company.
Management buyout of sheet metal production by Gustav Aschwanden, who founds LASRAG GmbH.
Heiri Züger and Markus Winiger take over LASRAG GmbH (as part of the business succession strategy).
Expansion of sheet metal bending capabilities with the Trumpf press brake.
Start of apprenticeship program with the aim of training at least one production mechanic with the Swiss Federal Certificate of Competence (Produktionsmechaniker EFZ) per year.
Expansion of sheet metal bending capabilities with the Bystronic press brake and a new control unit for the Beyeler press brake.
The second Trumpf Laser L3030L20 goes on stream
LASRAG GmbH relocates from Gossau, Zurich, to Wetzikon (Hofstrasse 91). The metal working department is further expanded at the approx. 1500 m2 production area. The apprenticeship program is expanded to two production engineers (Produktionsmechaniker EFZ) per year.
Semi-automatic welding stud centre starts operating.
The internal logistics and order processing centre is set up and starts operating.