"We are a leading company in our core activities and offer our customers high quality products and services. The keys to our success are the network of expertise and the skills of our employees."
BIBUS - Supporting your succes
Together with our partners, managers and employees, we have continued to build on the foundation laid by Dipl. Ing. Hans Bibus in 1947 and already further expanded and developed by his son Felix Bibus.
From being exclusively a steel trader, without its own warehouse, the individual company has developed over the decades more and more in the direction of its current three business segments: technology, materials and electronics. The same core competencies are pursued in all three segments: engineering, logistics and services – to differing degrees depending on the business segment.
The value added that we produce for our customers, the tasks that we fulfil for our customers, has fundamentally changed over the decades, always focused on covering the perceived changing needs with appropriate services – internationally. International progress in the area of communications and the associated "general" knowledge of foreign procurement sources have triggered and promoted the first steps for further development, towards new, company-specific expertise. Pure steel trading was slowly replaced by the addition of new technological products requiring explanation or engineering. The step from the individual company to a corporate group was complete.
The Swiss market alone proved to be too small over the years of successful growth. The removal of borders in Europe promoted the strategy for growth beyond the borders of Switzerland and as far as Asia. The simultaneous internationalisation of the activities of our formerly exclusively Swiss customers and their support also at other locations supported its implementation. Care of existing customers and the acquisition of new customers and partners in new markets shape the activities of our subsidiaries also outside Switzerland: extend established, proven relationship and supplement with new one – on the side of the customer and on the side of the delivery partners.
The product range is not the same in each of the subsidiaries – but each one offers the same services as core competencies: engineering, logistics, services – and each of the companies has access to the know-how and resources of the whole group. For the customers, the delivery partners and for the employees, this is a concept which has led and will in the future lead to long-term, successful partnerships.
Conrad M. Ulrich-Bibus
Christian Bibus (Materials group, Electronics group)
Dr. Conrad M. Ulrich (Technology group, Electronics group)
Since the establishment of separate company in 1947 by Dipl Ing Hans Bibus, BIBUS has continuously developed. Meanwhile, we look to an equally interesting and successful business history. Some milestones we would like to show here.
Establishment of the sole proprietorship of Mr. Hans Bibus in Zurich
Felix Bibus joins the company of his father's one. The company's business on the pure iron and steel trade was also widened.
Establishment of the Employees Care Stock at BIBUS HOLDING AG
The company moves to a new location in Zumikon in the canton of Zurich (Switzerland)
Founding of BIBUS HOLDING AG in Zumikon. At the time of registration, all future activities of the divisions are settled within one company.
Founding of BIBUS HYDRAULIK AG, Switzerland
Künderli Stainless AG is renamed SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG (C-Tech Ltd)
BIBUS Wiggin AG gritting from BIBUS AG
Establishment of the Bibus Inco Alloys AG (today: BIBUS METALS AG)
Acquisition of Courvoisier by SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG
Founding of BIBUS AG Zumikon
Establishment of the BIBUS-Uto Stahl AG, Switzerland
Fusion of part of BIBUS AG in the BIBUS-Uto Stahl AG
Founding of BIBUS METALS GmbH, Germany
MPL AG, Switzerland
ELSOFT AG, Switzerland
Peter Abplanalp appointed as Managing Director BIBUS AG
Founding of BIBUS s.r.o., Czech Republic
MPI Distribution AG, Switzerland
SAUER BIBUS, Germany
Moving to Wallisellen
Bibus Polska Ltd., Poland
Founding of BIBUS GmbH, Germany
BIBUS Zagreb d.o.o., Croatia
BIBUS MENOS Sp. z o.o., Poland (Joint venture Bibus Polska Ltd. with MENOS Sp. z o.o.)
BIBUS SK s.r.o., Slovakia
BIBUS Austria GmbH takeover INDUCOMP GmbH, Austria
BIBUS (UK) Ltd., Great Britain
Founding of BIBUS METALS Sp. z o.o., Poland
Takeover and founding of BIBUS Kft, Hungary
Acquisition of DOEDIJNS Sarl., France
Fusion of SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG and Courvoisier SA (itself founded 1887)
Joint venture with INOTEH d.o.o., Slovenia
Founding of BIBUS METALS EOOD, Bulgaria
Founding of BIBUS METALS SRL, Romania
BIBUS Ukraine TOV, Ukraine
BIBUS o.o.o., Russia
Founding of BIBUS METALS TOV, Ukraine
BIBUS SES SRL, Romania
Moving of BIBUS AG to Fehraltorf
Acquisition A/S H. Sindby & Co, Denmark
BIBUS Bulgaria Ltd., Bulgaria
BIBUS (BY) COOO, Belarus
BIBUS METALS Russia (as a subsidiary BIBUS METALS TOV, Ukraine), Russia
HCTH Technology, Vietnam
Founding of BIBUS METALS o.o.o. (independent company), Russia
Sale of BIBUS-Uto Stahl
Founding of BIBUS Metals Ltd., Hong-Kong
MG2 Systems, France
Founding of BIBUS EUROFLUID, Romania
Founding of BIBUS SPAIN, S.L., Spain
BIBUS METALS France (subsidiary of BIBUS METALS GmbH, Germany), France
Founding of BIBUS Portugal, Lda, Portugal
Founding of BIBUS Shanghai Mec., Ltd., China
Founding of BIBUS METALS (Shenzhen) Ltd., China
Take-over of WESER-PUMPEN GmbH, Germany
Fusion of Kneubühler Ing, Zürich with BIBUS METALS AG, Switzerland
Founding of BIBUS METALS s.r.o, Czech Republic
Founding of BIBUS METALS Ltd., England
Founding of BIBUS Otomasyon San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti., Turkey
Building and move to the new Logistic Centre of SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG and BIBUS METALS AG at Möhlin, Switzerland
Founding of BIBUS doo, Bosnia & Serbia
Founding of BIBUS Horizon Ltd, India
Founding of BIBUS THAILAND Company Ltd, Thailand
Founding of BIBUS Italia Srl, Italia
Founding of BIBUS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Quality management plays an important role at BIBUS. In 1989, the first company within BIBUS-HOLDING was also the first ever steel trading company to be certified to ISO 9001.
Changes in standards are continually incorporated in our QM system. ISO 9001:2008 currently applies.
A further update of the standard is planned in 2013/2014.
Our QM System stands for customer and supplier orientation and supports the Management and employees in the performance of their tasks. We continually improve our products, ser-vices and processes.
The concrete advantages for our business partners are:
- written, monitored work processes
- documentation and comprehensive traceability
- annual auditing by our certification company SQS
- safeguarding of know-how
- continuous employee training
The family-owned BIBUS HOLDING AG has three core businesses:
Technology, Materials and Electronics.
The headquarters of these groups are located in Switzerland or Germany. With more than 30 subsidiaries, mainly in Europe and Asia, it has a wide network of companies.
Please select the companies at the left for a brief introduction about the headquarters.