About Us

Where tradition and modernity meet


Since 2007, the Switzerland based production site takes an important role within the Schmetz group. Swiss values such as precision and reliability are essential for the manufacture of niche products.

The competence centre for the products of the tufting industry (development and production) is located in Tägerschen. 


F+L Bachmann AG

From 1968, the competencies in the manufacture of needles and the mechanical treatment of metal have been steadily improved.

Under the leadership of the Bachmann family, Bachmann needles obtained an excellent reputation in the worldwide niche industries of Schiffli-Embroidery and Booksewing.

Zweifel & Cie

1924 Foundation of the needle factory Zweifel & Cie in Tägerschen. Production of Gramophone Needles “Thurga” and Needles for Schiffli-Embroidery Machines and Needles for Household Sewing Machines.