Our self-image
metaphor and model

FLOWER BUDS

Employees

The whole potential of growth
lies within the buds. Filled with
energy and hope they are always
ready to push their way out into
sunlight. Our team is the core
and the future of our family tree.

People

FRUCTIFEROUS BRANCHES

Production Team Leader

With our trade like in a tree a lot
of energy goes into the production
of fruits, that is to say of something
so beautiful and desirable that it
might be of interest for you.

People

TWIGS AND SHOOTS

Division Manager

The closer to the vital sunlight
and the closer to the clients,
tasks get more specific. Day
to day business has to be
accurately organized.

People

STEM AND BRANCHES

Department Manager

Branches divide into smaller
branches and shoots. At this
level communication is one
of the main tasks as is the
circulation of energy in a tree.

People

Management

Wood gives structural strength
to the trunk supporting the
plant as it grows larger.
The trunk rises the precious
and productive leaves, the buds
and fruits high above the ground
for protection. Its sapwood
provides circulation and nutrition
of all parts of the tree.

People

TRUNK

Administrative Board

The roots serve to anchor the tree
in the ground. That's where it all
starts when a new tree comes to
existence: the embryonic root is
the first part of a seedling to
emerge from the seed in order
to get water and nutrients.

People

Roots

Nourished by guiding principles

Below the ground, not visible
at fist sight, the roots spread
out widely to anchor the whole
system. Moisture and nutrients
are extracted from the rich
soil of values and attitudes.

Company Guidelines

soil
Mitarbeiterinnen & Mitarbeiter
Apprentices
Markus Schüpbach

Markus Schüpbach

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Mischa Jakob

Mischa Jakob

Jana Kitagawa

Jana Kitagawa

Joël Hartmann

Joël Hartmann

Sascha Liechti

Sascha Liechti

Marina Weber

Marina Weber

Sandro Stadler

Sandro Stadler

Sibe
Christoph Schmid

Christoph Schmid

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Verkauf
Andreas Meister

Andreas Meister

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Stephan Lanz

Stephan Lanz

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Christoph Lengacher

Christoph Lengacher

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Martin Müller

Martin Müller

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Daniel Zürcher

Daniel Zürcher

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Ueli Arm

Ueli Arm

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Stefan Röthlisberger

Stefan Röthlisberger

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Pasquale Pennella

Pasquale Pennella

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Christoph Schmid

Christoph Schmid

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Reto Sterchi

Reto Sterchi

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Einkauf
Andreas Meister

Andreas Meister

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Christian Strahm

Christian Strahm

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Christoph Wyss

Christoph Wyss

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Planung
Stefan Röthlisberger

Stefan Röthlisberger

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Daniel Schüpbach

Daniel Schüpbach

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Falk Ebert

Falk Ebert

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Stefan Bigler

Stefan Bigler

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Fabio Perren

Fabio Perren

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André Zürcher

André Zürcher

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Roger Brechbühl

Roger Brechbühl

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Matej Frésard

Matej Frésard

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Fritz Gfeller

Fritz Gfeller

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Reto Gruber

Reto Gruber

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Daniel Hügli

Daniel Hügli

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Matthias Lanz

Matthias Lanz

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Micha Lüthi

Micha Lüthi

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Peter Röthlisberger

Peter Röthlisberger

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Patrick Sahli

Patrick Sahli

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Manuel Schneider

Manuel Schneider

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Michael Stutz

Michael Stutz

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Eva Uhlmann

Eva Uhlmann

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Produktion
Maschinisten
Christof Rentsch

Christof Rentsch

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Urs Stucki

Urs Stucki

Rolf Antenter

Rolf Antenter

Heinz Beutler

Heinz Beutler

Marcel Beutler

Marcel Beutler

Beat Bigler

Beat Bigler

Nelson Duarte Amorim

Nelson Duarte Amorim

Timon Geissbühler

Timon Geissbühler

Christoph Graf

Christoph Graf

Thomas Haldemann

Thomas Haldemann

Deborah Jörg

Deborah Jörg

Reto Krummenacher

Reto Krummenacher

Mathias Lüthi

Mathias Lüthi

Marc Maibach

Marc Maibach

Christoph Mohler

Christoph Mohler

Dario Oswald

Dario Oswald

Markus Pfister

Markus Pfister

Thomas Röthlisberger

Thomas Röthlisberger

Alexander Schluep

Alexander Schluep

Hans Schlüchter

Hans Schlüchter

Silvan Studer

Silvan Studer

Ruben Warner

Ruben Warner

Hans Weibel

Hans Weibel

Fertigung
Paul Keller

Paul Keller

Dominik Stettler

Dominik Stettler

Corina Hauser

Corina Hauser

Walter Hänni

Walter Hänni

Lorenz Hugentobler

Lorenz Hugentobler

Rahel Keller

Rahel Keller

Noel Kipfer

Noel Kipfer

Klaus Langenegger

Klaus Langenegger

Andreas Lehmann

Andreas Lehmann

Roland Lehmann

Roland Lehmann

Fritz Locher

Fritz Locher

Hanspeter Reinhard

Hanspeter Reinhard

Luc Richener

Luc Richener

Fritz Schär

Fritz Schär

Rolf Scheuner

Rolf Scheuner

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Christian Schneider

Christian Schneider

Walter Schneider

Walter Schneider

Michael Stauffer

Michael Stauffer

Deniz Yldirim

Deniz Yldirim

Rolf Wüthrich

Rolf Wüthrich

Oberflächenbearbeitung
Hanspeter Gerber

Hanspeter Gerber (Kopie)

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Urs Habegger

Urs Habegger

Leonie Baumann

Leonie Baumann

Ruedi Geissbühler

Ruedi Geissbühler

Transporte
Marianne Gasser

Marianne Gasser

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Christian Galli

Christian Galli

Montage
Marianne Gasser

Marianne Gasser

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Michael Aeschlimann

Michael Aeschlimann

Tobias Angermeier

Tobias Angermeier

Ivo Baumgartner

Ivo Baumgartner

Andreas Flir

Andreas Flir

Michael Flir

Michael Flir

Johannes Fuchs

Johannes Fuchs

Lukas Gerber

Lukas Gerber

Fabian Gfeller

Fabian Gfeller

Franz Gurschler

Franz Gurschler

Thomas Hirsbrunner

Thomas Hirsbrunner

Beat Kammermann

Beat Kammermann

Nikolay Kolev

Nikolay Kolev

Ján Kucera

Ján Kucera

Christian Kuen

Christian Kuen

Dan Lüthi

Dan Lüthi

Thomas Lüthi

Thomas Lüthi

Pascal Meier

Pascal Meier

Niklaus Ramseier

Niklaus Ramseier

Werner Ramseier

Werner Ramseier

Rolf Röthlisberger

Rolf Röthlisberger

Veton Sahitaj

Veton Sahitaj

Amel Schaffenrath

Amel Schaffenrath

Lorenz Siegenthaler

Lorenz Siegenthaler

Fritz Stettler

Fritz Stettler

Rolf Vetter

Rolf Vetter

Guido Werner

Guido Werner

Jephtha-Nikodemus Wiedmer

Jephtha-Nikodemus Wiedmer

Technologie
Christoph Röthlisberger

Christoph Röthlisberger

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Samuel Röthlisberger

Samuel Röthlisberger

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Martin Röthlisberger

Martin Röthlisberger

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Stefan Vifian

Stefan Vifian

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Roland Lüthi

Roland Lüthi

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Verwaltung
Adrian Röthlisberger

Adrian Röthlisberger

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Renate Thierstein

Renate Thierstein

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Katharina Röthlisberger

Katharina Röthlisberger

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Unterhalt
Christoph Röthlisberger

Christoph Röthlisberger

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Therese Hirsbrunner

Therese Hirsbrunner

Peter Lehmann

Peter Lehmann

Führungsteams
MASCHINEN- & BANKLEITER
Bankleiter
Dominik Stettler

Dominik Stettler

Fritz Locher

Fritz Locher

Hanspeter Reinhard

Hanspeter Reinhard

Walter Schneider

Walter Schneider

Maschinenleiter
Christof Rentsch

Christof Rentsch

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Urs Stucki

Urs Stucki

Bereichsleiter
Produktion
Urs Habegger

Urs Habegger

Paul Keller

Paul Keller

Christof Rentsch

Christof Rentsch

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Dominik Stettler

Dominik Stettler

Markus Schüpbach

Markus Schüpbach

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Planung
Stefan Bigler

Stefan Bigler

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Falk Ebert

Falk Ebert

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Fabio Perren

Fabio Perren

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Daniel Schüpbach

Daniel Schüpbach

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André Zürcher

André Zürcher

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Abteilungsleiter
Andreas Meister

Andreas Meister

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Adrian Röthlisberger

Adrian Röthlisberger

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Hanspeter Gerber

Hanspeter Gerber

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Marianne Gasser

Marianne Gasser

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Daniel Schüpbach

Daniel Schüpbach

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Renate Thierstein

Renate Thierstein

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Geschäftsleitung
Adrian Röthlisberger

Adrian Röthlisberger

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Christoph Röthlisberger

Christoph Röthlisberger

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Stefan Röthlisberger

Stefan Röthlisberger

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Andreas Meister

Andreas Meister

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Verwaltungsrat
Christoph Röthlisberger

Christoph Röthlisberger

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Adrian Röthlisberger

Adrian Röthlisberger

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ORGANIC
GROWTH

Every tree is precious to us, being the alter ego of human life and the symbol for our company.

Not only because it provides us with wood and timber – essential to our trade – we came to treasure the tree as a metaphor and model for the organisation of our company. We do our best to keep the tree green and healthy, make it bloom and grow and provide our clients with an abundance of fruit.

OUR COMPANY'S GUIDELINES Organigram

History

Discover a journey through time …

1905 bis 1940

wheelwright workshop in Ackerweid

1937

Walter Röthlisberger, founder of today's company “Röthlisberger AG” is Born

1960 bis 1971

the joinery stared as a small family business at the location Ackerweid

1960

before we started working with CAD ...

1965

Birth of Christoph Röthlisberger, 3rd generation

1965

Christoph Röthlisberger, today's co-owner and at the steering wheel of all technological questions

1966

order sheet for furniture and interior fitting

1967

Birth of Adrian Röthlisberger, 3rd generation

1967

Adrian Röthlisberger, today's busy bee with finances and Marketing

1972

Land purchase and start of construction of the joiner manufactory in Schüpbach

1976

SCL (Langnau's ice-hockey team) wins Swiss championship

1982

First application of personal Computers

1987

2nd extension of manufacturing plant

2000

Acquisition of 4 vans for assembly work

2001

The first CNC centre is issued

2003

A panel store room is built

2005

A 2nd edgebander is acquired

2009

after Walter Röthlisberger handed over business to his sons Adrian and Christoph in 2004, the succession regulation is ratified

2011

Extension of production facilities for kitchens and enlargement of panel storage

2011

FSC certification is achieved and Switzerland's first FSC-certified kitchen is delivered by Röthlisberger AG

2012

Commissioning of the 3D CAD/CAM TopSolid‘ Wood

2012

Röthlisberger manufactory stages a tournament for Swiss National Joiner's Championship

2013

New technologies again: 5axional CNC starts operation

2013

Röthlisberger's assembly team appears in the popular Swiss TV show “Happy Day”

2014

Implementation of the new corporate design

2014

The extended managing board is entered by Andreas Meister and Stefan Röthlisberger

2014

Opening of the showroom in the centre of Langnau

2016

Extension of the planning office

202X 

3rd extension of manufacturing plant

TIMELINE

The success story by date

1960
1960

Joiner and cabinetmaker workshop at Ackerweid

In 1960, Walter Röthlisberger aged 23 with a degree as master joiner takes over the company and the workshop of his early deceased father

1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1965

Birth of Christoph Röthlisberger, 3rd generation and thus part of today's proprietor and management

1966
1967
1967

Birth of his younger brother Adrian Röthlisberger, 3rd generation, who today co-owns the company and is part of its management

1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1972

Land purchase and construction of the manufactory in Schüpbach

1973
1974
1975
1975

The company's own hockey team comes to life; henceforward many victories 

1976
1976

SCL Tigers (Langnau's own and much acclaimed ice hockey team) wins Swiss National Championship

1977
1978
1978

1st extension of production plant

1979
1980
1981
1982
1982

First PCs in use

1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1987

2nd extension of production plant

1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1992

Acquisition of CNC machining centre BIMA 1000

The horizontal panel cutter Schelling FL 430/580 is installed

1993
1994
1995
1996
1996

Acquisition of an industrial edgebander machine IMA Nowimat T/U/F 12-275

1997
1997

Installation of the JOOS veneer press

1998
1999
1999

On Dec 26th between 10 and 12 a.m. a horrible thunderstorm (“Lothar”) caused vast damage in Swiss forests, especially in the Emmental. Peak wind speeds of 249 km/h has been registered at Jungfraujoch.

2000
2000

4 new vans for assembly work are commissioned

2001
2001

Electronic data processing systems are completely renewed

Installation of a new transformer station

Acquisition of a dual band cross grinding machine typed Ernst LKB-1350

Installation of a cabinet assembly line by Ligmatech

Start of the CNC machining centre WEEKE BHC 750-Optimat

2002
2002

Acquisition of the manual edgebander machine IMA

Installation of pre-setting equipment

New heating installation is combined with a local long-distance heat line providing for the heating of the nearby school, the fire station and a neighbouring family home

2003
2003

Construction of a stockroom for panels

Acquisition of veneer cutter by Fisher+Rückle AFD-52/3200

The CNC CNC machining centre WEEKE BHC 250 starts work

Installation of a paternoster storage system for kitchen parts

2004
2004

Business handover from Walter Röthlisberger to his sons Adrian and Christoph Röthlisberger

Computer system fully replaced

Acquisition of a CNC drilling and dowel impactor machine by KOCH

Construction work for office section

Extension of filter units and the devices for the transport of shavings

Mrs Elisabeth Zölch, senior civil servant of the canton Bern, visits the plant

2005
2005

Acquisition of an additional horizontal panel milling and cutting unit marked Schelling FM-H 430

Commissioning of the 2nd edgebander Homag KAL31

Acquisition of a glue applying unit branded Bürkle

2006
2006

The company's own ice hockey team is founded and 2 times wins the title of Emmental enterprise Championship

2007
2007

Conversion of the work scheduling office

2008
2008

Computer systems entirely renewed

Press for the production of drawers installed

2009
2009

The Company's mission statement is issued; integrated management scheme established

Acquisition of machine for fine and cross grinding marked Weber KSV-4-1350

Ratification of the succession agreement; Walter Röthlisberger sell his shares to his sons Adrian and Christoph Röthlisberger

2010
2011
2011

FSC certification achieved; fist kitchen labeled FSC is produced

Further extensions for kitchen production and panel storage

An additional planning office is opened up in Spiez, Seestrasse 25

Acquisition of two additional assembly vans

Implementation of CNC filleting marked Hofmann UFM 2010

At the 12-hours-MTB race in Weilheim / GER Falk Ebert and his girl friend Nadine Ader come in second

2012
2012

PEFC Certification

Membership with the SWISS MADE label is achieved

Certification ISO 9001 (Quality Management System)

Acquisition of a paternoster storage system for a range of tools

First CNC system drilling installed

Launch of the 3D CAD/CAM marked TopSolid‘ Wood

Extension of production hall

Reception, back office work scheduling office completely refurbished

Röthlisberger stages a tournament of Swiss National Joiner's Championship

Event-Workshop together with Patrouille Suisse

2013
2013

Another step ahead in technology: 5axional CNC machining centre starts operation

Further extension of filter units and shavings transport

Röthlisberger's assembly team appears in the popular Swiss TV show “Happy Day”

2014
2014

Implementation of a new CD

Severe flooding of the Emme on 24.07.2014 (highest water level within 300 years)

Certification ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)

Certification OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series)

Andreas Meister and Stefan Röthlisberger join the management board

Opening of the show room in Langnau (500 m²)

Distribution of the brochure on cooking and living

2015
2015

Distribution of the brochure on major interior outfitting

2016
2016

New Construction of planning office for 13 work places

New dresses for the company's sports teams

Damian Gehrig wins the Swiss National Title in Schwingen (Swiss wrestling)

4 people of the planning staff run the Jungfrau Marathon

Another 4 vans are handed over to the assembling team

2017
2017

Distribution of a Newsletter

2018
2019
2020

Retirements

Actually, it's a rather sad event when employees of long standing go on retirement. From the management's point of view this always equals to a painful brain-drain. Nevertheless, we look at the bright side: we are grateful for all the years they have worked with us and we will always treasure their commitment and contribution. They'll never be forgotten!

  • 2002 Röthlisberger Walter (49 Years of service)
  • 2004 Gugger Hansruedi (25 Years of service)
  • 2004 Jutzi Hans (27 Years of service)
  • 2008 Hofer Ernst (12 Years of service)
  • 2009 Zurflüh Max (46 Years of service)
  • 2010 Gerber Ruedi (10 Years of service)
  • 2011 Rettenmund Hansueli (12 Years of service)
  • 2013 Haldimann Samuel (43 Years of service)
  • 2013 Hirsbrunner Therese (37 Years of service)
  • 2013 Wisler Hans (17 Years of service)
  • 2014 Moser Fritz (37 Years of service)
  • 2015 Röthlisberger Hans (42 Years of service)
  • 2016 Pfister Alfred (43 Years of service)
  • 2016 Rüfenacht Hans (38 Years of service)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

The governance of sustainability

Our company's foundation is built on the Christian values of social and environmental responsibility. We are committed to protecting the environment, health and safety of our employees and to the carful and sustainable use of resources.   Our projects and initiatives aim at the improvement of human life and the protection of the ecosystem.

What we do in detail FSC fact sheets Using sustainable forest material

CERTIFICATS, INFORMATIONS

External Acknowledgements
for intrinsic values

There may never be a certification for the innermost attitude that inspires your trust
and your confidence in us as there is no virtual handshake yet.
We can only invite you to visit us, experience the way we work, we respectfully interact, who we are.
Or you might consult some of the certificates we achieved