From the outset, FELCO has sought to master all industrial processes and technologies required to design and manufacture its product range. This attitude allowed FELCO to systematically integrate technological advances into every stage of production and to enhance them with the know-how acquired over more than 75 years of manufacturing experience. The full mastery of production processes guarantees the consistent quality of products; the added mastery of production capacity assures faultless and timely deliveries to customers.
Industrial and technological know-how
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.
Ideas and products
When patenting his very first pruning shears (FELCO 1), Félix Flisch, was already adhering to the following principles:
- Making the tool as ERGONOMIC as possible
- Making components with the utmost precision to achieve the INTERCHANGEABILITY of all parts
- Making use of the best available materials to guarantee the cutting quality and DURABILITY of the tools.
In order to establish and consolidate its product strategy, FELCO listens to its markets and is sensitive to the needs of its customers. The desire to deliver innovative and ground-breaking solutions is ongoing. The Research and Development department's mission is to secure the future of the company by ensuring that it remains a step ahead of its competitors.
75 years of ideas and innovations
In its 75 years of existence, FELCO has witnessed the significant expansion of its range. The simple pruning shears that launched the company have been joined by revolving-handle pruning shears and subsequently, powered tools to result in today's range of high-performance products, manufactured from increasingly innovative materials.
As demonstrated by the triangular cutting action of FELCO Cable and Wire cutters, innovative and relevant ideas are always well received in the market.