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HISTORY

More than 30 years of history

One Saturday in January 1985, over some pre-dinner drinks, Claude Konrad and his cousin Jean-François Konrad decided to set up a company. At the time, their goal was to manage their time as they wanted, spending the afternoon at the beach, for example, and working in the evening. Little did they know that Polydec would become the company it is today… Incidentally, they never made it to the beach in the afternoon; they did, however, spend many evenings working!

1985  

C & JF Konrad Polydec founded in Evilard, with 5 old Petermann P4 turning machines

1986   Purchase of part of the Konrad & Cie company

1992   New legal formation: Polydec becomes a limited company

1995 ISO 9002 Awarded ISO 9002 certification, an international standard specifying what the management system requires in order to achieve continuous quality improvement, and as a result, improved customer satisfaction

1996   Inauguration of the second building at Bienne, Rue de Longeau 14

1998 QS 9000 Awarded QS 9000 certification, an international technical specification for the automotive sector specifying the product quality requirements during its various phases: design, validation, manufacturing, etc.

2001 ISO 9001 Awarded ISO 9001 certification (replaces ISO 9002 certification)

2003 ISO/TS 16949 Awarded ISO/TS 16949 certification (replaces and combines the QS 9000 and VDA standards)

2004 ISO 14001 Awarded ISO 14001 certification, an international standard specifying what the management system requires in order to achieve continuous environmental improvement

2005   20 years of Polydec, a weekend in Strasbourg was offered to all employees
Opening of the Chicago office, Polydec International Inc.

2006 OHSAS 18001 Awarded OHSAS 18001 certification, a private international standard specifying what the management system requires in order to achieve continuous improvement of occupational health and safety

2007   Inauguration of the second building at Bienne, Rue de Longeau 18

2008   On 5 March 2008, at 15.38, Polydec produced its 2,000,000,000th part
Purchase of the warehouse building in Péry

2010   Polydec's 25th anniversary, offered a two-day break in Milan to all the staff

2014    Acquisition of a majority interest in Roger Maeder SA, the micro turned parts manufacturer based in Court (Switzerland)

Purchase of new premises situated in Ch. de Long-Champ 99 in Bienne

2015   30 years of Polydec, two days in Camargue were offered to all the collaborators

2016   The moving in the totally renovated new premises is realized in April

On 31st May 2016, at 10:57 am, Polydec produced its 5’000’000’000th part

2017   Inauguration of new premises with more than 600 guests

2019   As of January 1st, 2019, Polydec SA has been taken over in a MBO (Management buy-out) by Mr. Pascal Barbezat, CEO and Mr. Thierry Mathez, CFO

Polydec now has 75 employees with a monthly output of 40 million parts and a factory surface area of 4’000 m2

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