FELCO would not be what it is today without its people. From research to assembly, from machining to grinding, from heat treatment to dispatch and marketing, each and every employee is directly involved in our permanent quest for perfection throughout the manufacturing process.
With representatives from 14 countries, the FELCO team is gifted with remarkable know-how and takes pride in dedicating its efforts to products that are renowned worldwide. This cultural diversity is a distinct advantage when operating in different markets.
Ever-conscious of its social responsibilities, FELCO has welcomed a number of disabled workers into the company.
The beginning: Félix Flisch, a brilliant inventor
Félix Flisch and FELCO are inextricably linked. A trained fitter and turner, he was above all a self-taught visionary who, in 1945, despite limited resources, set himself a very ambitious goal: to create pruning shears unlike any others and to sell them beyond Swiss borders.
In pursuit of his goal, Félix Flisch bought an old watch-making factory. Immediately, a new benchmark was set: where pruning shears had until then been but one of many agricultural tools, they became a tool of the utmost quality and precision. Constantly improving the comfort and efficiency of his products, Félix Flisch sought to have them noticed and adopted by the most discerning professionals.
Little by little, export markets began to open up. The constant challenge was to find a balance between opening new markets and developing the means of production. But above all, products had to remain at the forefront of innovation and technological progress.
Available today in over 120 countries and acknowledged as a brand of excellence for its pruning and cutting products, FELCO is fulfilling the objectives of its founder, Félix Flisch.
Current shareholding and structure of the group
FELCO is a family business that remains in the hands of the descendants of its founder:
The family remains very much involved in formulating strategies and running the company;
The vertically-integrated FELCO group includes its main supplier PRETAT (for all forged aluminum parts), FELCO Motion (company specializing in the design, development and assembly of electroportable tools) and several other companies that guarantee the sound distribution of products on a global scale.