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The history of both companies and brands, Sécheron and HaslerRail, exceeds 125 years and is rich of successes and innovations. Both companies have been pioneers in the railway industry all along the past century, and still are at the edge of technology to design and manufacture solutions supporting the constant modernization of railways and public transport all over the world.

history

1887

1989

1879

1988

1989

1991

1991

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

Hasler AG Bern

Ascom Hasler AG

Société anonyme des
ateliers de Sécheron

ABB

ABB Sécheron
(Transformers)

Sécheron
Tchequie
(CZ)

Sécheron Hasler Group

DAQO
Sécheron
(CN)

Sécheron
China
(CN)

Sécheron
Russia
(RU)

 

Separation_History

 

First production of railway speedometer by Gustav Adolf Hasler in Bern, activity that became few years later Hasler AG.

Picture of Gustav Adolf Hasler

 

Separation_History

 

The Hasler activity is taken over by ASCOM to become ASCOM Hasler AG.

1989 - Ascom Hasler AG

 

Separation History

  

1879
 

1890
 

1918
 

1921

1937

1948

1969

 

Set-up by Alfred de Meuron of a small workshop for electrical appliances in an area of Geneva city called Sécheron.

First order of the company to manufacture electric tramways for the French city Clermond-Ferrand.

After several changes that the company took the name of Société Anonyme des Ateliers de Sécheron.

First delivery of 15kVac/162/3Hz locomotives to the Swiss national railway company.

First rectifiers manufactured for the DC power substations supplying Geneva tramways.

Manufacturing of the first DC circuit-breakers.

The company ''Société Anonyme des Atelier de Sécheron'' is taken over by the swiss BBC (Brown Bovery Corporation) to become then BBC-Sécheron.

 

Separation History

  

The Swedish ASEA and the Swiss BBC merged to found the ABB group, leading to the change of our company into ABB-Sécheron.  

Alfred de Meuron

 

Separation_History

 

Creation of Sécheron SA taking over the DC Traction Components and DC Traction Power Substation activities from ABB-Sécheron.
ABB-Sécheron focussed its activity on transformers.

Sécheron SA and ABB-Sécheron are completely different companies.

 

Separation_History

 

Acquisition of the Hasler activity “Speed measuring and data acquisition systems” from Ascom in Bern.

HaslerRail activity Acquisition

 

Separation History

  

1991

1999

 

Sécheron SA set up a joint venture with CKD in Prague, focussed on traction components.

Sécheron SA takes over CKD's shares of CKD-Sécheron joint venture, and create Sécheron Tchequie.

1991 - Sécheron Praha building

 

Separation_History

 

Vertical split of Sécheron SA into Sécheron SA (Components & Systems) and HaslerRail AG (Electronics)

Sécheron SA and HaslerRail AG are bought by Sécheron Hasler Holding owned by a group of industrial entrepreneurs based in Switzerland.

 

Separation_History

 

Creation of DAQO Sécheron Joint Venture in Yangzhong (China), dedicated to the manufacturing of DC traction power substation for the local market.

 

Separation_History

 

Creation of Sécheron China in Shanghai, dedicated to the production and after sales service of Components for the local market.

 

Separation_History

 

Creation of Sécheron Russia in Moscow, dedicated to the sales and after sales service of Sécheron Hasler Group for the local market as well as for the Comonwealth of Indepedent States (CIS).

 

Separation_History

 

Acquisition of Corrail, specialized in the design of infrared speed sensors for railway applications

2010 - Corrail

In 2014, Sécheron Hasler Group has reinforced its local presence by setting up SECHERON ITALIA S.r.l in Milan.

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