The acquisition of Feyco Treffert in 2017 means that Teknos now has a strong country organization in Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well. Teknos is already the Swiss market leader in joiner's paints, with other segments set to follow.
Swiss company Feyco AG, acquired in 2017, is now integrated into the Teknos Group. On January 1, its two sites were merged at the Liechtenstein production plant in Bendern under the new name of Teknos Feyco AG. Teknos is thus excellently positioned in this region as well.
The Swiss organization brings over a century of experience in wood surface treatments. Its origins date back to establishment of a subsidiary 1902. Feyco AG was founded in 1962, then successively expanded through the 70s and 80s at its St. Margrethen site in the canton of St. Gallen. After various takeovers and mergers, Feyco most recently operated under the umbrella of the Feyco Treffert brand together with the German company Treffert Coatings, which is now also integrated into the Teknos Group.
"Teknos was our acquirer of choice," says Jakob Knechtli, Managing Director of Teknos Feyco AG. "Teknos and Feyco complement each other almost perfectly in terms of product portfolio and market penetration. This puts us in an excellent position and holds great potential for further development on the Swiss market."
With around 150 employees, Teknos has a larger presence than any other international manufacturer of wood finishes in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The centrepiece is the plant in Bendern, where Teknos mainly produces paints for manual application as well as furniture and exterior paints. Specialized products developed in Switzerland include, for example, versatile Alpocryl LE 2K enamel paint, clear and grain-accentuating SUPREMO KLARLACK 3990 2K primer and topcoat, and MATTÖL 1410 matt impregnating oil for wood and cork flooring as well as interior joinery applications.
In sales, focus has traditionally been on the joinery segment. Teknos Feyco is the Swiss market leader for joiner's paints and supplies around 6,000 of the country's woodworkers. With the Teknos Group's portfolio, other product groups and market segments are increasingly being added. A number of Swiss window manufacturers are currently switching to Teknos systems with AQUAPRIMER, AQUAFILLER and AQUATOP.
"The Teknos product portfolio for windows, external doors and claddings has great potential on the Swiss market," says Jakob Knechtli. "This enables us to offer customers a wide range of modern coatings that have already proven themselves in other countries, including for example flame-resistant coatings."
One important factor for success in Switzerland is intensive technical support. Teknos employs a competent local team of application engineers and operates a competence and training center in the Zurich area. The extensive training programs cover practical topics on coatings and coating methods for furniture, doors and interior work. In addition to the local technical center, the international competence centers in Finland and Denmark are now also available to Swiss customers for testing and training purposes.
With around 150 employees, Teknos has a larger presence than any other international manufacturer of wood finishes in the Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Teknos Feyco is the Swiss market leader for joiner's paints and supplies around 6,000 of the country's woodworkers.
"The Teknos product portfolio for windows, external doors and claddings has great potential on the Swiss market" Jakob Knechtli, Managing Director Teknos Feyco AG
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The acquisition of Feyco Treffert in 2017 has already made Teknos the Swiss market leader in joiner's paints. Other segments are now set to follow.