"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
Network of expertise - partners for technology, materials and electronics
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.
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.
1947 Establishment of the sole proprietorship of Mr. Hans Bibus in Zurich
1950 Kneubühler, Switzerland
1952 Felix Bibus joins the company of his father's one. The company's business on the pure iron and steel trade was also widened.
1964 Establishment of the Employees Care Stock at BIBUS HOLDING AG
1968 The company moves to a new location in Zumikon in the canton of Zurich (Switzerland)
1974 Founding of BIBUS HOLDING AG in Zumikon. At the time of registration, all future activities of the divisions are settled within one company.
1976 Founding of BIBUS HYDRAULIK AG, Switzerland
1977 Künderli Stainless AG is renamed SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG (C-Tech Ltd)
1978 BIBUS Wiggin AG gritting from BIBUS AG
1979 Establishment of the Bibus Inco Alloys AG (today: BIBUS METALS AG)
1981 Acquisition of Courvoisier by SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG
1982 Founding of BIBUS AG Zumikon
1984 Establishment of the BIBUS-Uto Stahl AG, Switzerland
1986 Fusion of part of BIBUS AG in the BIBUS-Uto Stahl AG
1991 Peter Abplanalp appointed as Managing Director BIBUS AG
1992 Founding of BIBUS s.r.o., Czech Republic MPI Distribution AG, Switzerland
1994 SAUER BIBUS, Germany
1996 Moving to Wallisellen Bibus Polska Ltd., Poland
1997 Founding of BIBUS GmbH, Germany BIBUS Zagreb d.o.o., Croatia
1999 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
2000 BIBUS (UK) Ltd., Great Britain Founding of BIBUS METALS Sp. z o.o., Poland
2001 Takeover and founding of BIBUS Kft, Hungary Acquisition of DOEDIJNS Sarl., France
2003 Fusion of SAUTER EDELSTAHL AG and Courvoisier SA (itself founded 1887)
2004 Joint venture with INOTEH d.o.o., Slovenia Founding of BIBUS METALS EOOD, Bulgaria Founding of BIBUS METALS SRL, Romania
2005 BIBUS Ukraine TOV, Ukraine BIBUS o.o.o., Russia Founding of BIBUS METALS TOV, Ukraine
2006 BIBUS SES SRL, Romania Moving of BIBUS AG to Fehraltorf
2007 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
2008 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
2009 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
2010 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
2011 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
2012 Founding of BIBUS doo, Bosnia & Serbia Founding of BIBUS Horizon Ltd, India
2013 Founding of BIBUS THAILAND Company Ltd, Thailand Founding of BIBUS Italia Srl, Italia
2014 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: