1945
January

1945

FELCO founded by Felix Flisch. A small workshop with four workers in it.

1946
February

1946

First exports of FELCO tools throughout the world.

1948
January

1948

Launch of the FELCO 2, the original.

1952
January

1952

Complete range of cable-cutters created, with an innovative feature: triangular cutting.

1966
January

1966

Release by FELCO of revolutionary ergonomic tools with rotating handles.

1970
January

1974

Release of FELCO 70, first pneumatic secateurs.

1978
January

1978

FELCO changes its statutes and becomes a limited company (familial shareholding).

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1989
February

From 1989

Development of the retailing network of FELCO; founding of several retailing subsidiaries: FELCO Belgium (Benelux), FELCO France, FELCO Australia, FELCO Deutschland, FELCO Africa, FELCO Canada and FELCO USA.

1991
February

1991

Launch of the FELCOtronic FELCO 80, first generation of electric pruning shears with electronic control.

1995
February

1995

50th anniversary of FELCO.

2003
February

2003

FELCO led by the third generation of directors. Laurent Perrin takes over from Eric Perrin, who headed the company from 1972 to 2002

2005
February

2005

60th anniversary of FELCO, which also wins the First Prize of the Swiss Venture Club

2011
February

2011

Christophe Nicolet, first non-family CEO at the head of the company.

FELCO powered by 100% renewable energy.

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2012
February

2012&2013

Release of a new generation of FELCOtronic: FELCO 820 & FELCO 801.

2014
February

2014

Partnership Agreement between FELCO, FELCO Motion, STIHL and VIKING.

2015
February

2015

Solar generation system with a 100kW capacity installed on the roof of FELCO. It covers 5% of the electricity requirements.

2016
February

2016

Release of a new FELCOtronic: FELCO 811.