As a pioneer and market leader in the field of automated wire processing, Komax provides its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions for any situation that calls for precise contact connections. Komax manufactures series and customer-specific machinery, catering for every degree of automation and customization. Its range of quality assurance modules, test systems and intelligent networking solutions complete the portfolio and ensure safe and efficient production. Komax concentrates primarily on four market segments: automotive, aerospace, telecom/datacom and industrial.
Global but local
Komax is a globally active Swiss company with production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. It provides local sales and service support in more than 60 countries through subsidiaries and independent representatives. This provides Komax with a unique global presence and allows it to efficiently and competently serve its local and global customers at all times, thus ensuring the availability and value of their investments after equipment commissioning through standardized service processes. Proximity to its customers as well as short reaction and delivery times play a decisive role in its success, which explains why Komax has been consistently applying the motto “global but local” for years.
Over 40 years of experience
Since 1975, Komax has grown from a 3-man business to a group with about 40 companies and more than 2,000 employees. Back in 1981, the company's founder Max Koch initiated the expansion abroad with the founding of Komax USA, and has continued to pursue this expansion ever since. Komax has established itself as a market and technology leader in recent decades thanks to its continuous development of innovative, novel solutions for automated wire processing. As a result of several acquisitions in recent years, Komax has entered the market with five additional brands: Artos, Kabatec, Laselec, Thonauer and TSK.
Komax has achieved various milestones on its way to becoming number 1. 1982 was an important year, when Komax launched the world's first electronically controlled fully automatic crimping machine. Other milestones followed:
Targeted expansion outside Switzerland: Establishment of branches in Portugal, France, Germany, Singapore, Brazil and Japan
Market launch of the Alpha automatic crimping machine
Going public: Komax AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange
Launch of the world's first fully automatic crimping machine with fully automatic twister
Introduction of the Zeta range, capable of producing entire wire harnesses in a fully automatic manner
Commencement of production and development in China
Acquisition of the TSK Group and MCM Cosmic
Acquisition of SLE quality engineering and Solar business sold
Acquisition of the Thonauer Group, Ondal Tape Processing and Kabatec, as well as acquisition of assets of SLE Electronics USA; Medtech business unit sold
Acquisition of assets of Practical Solution and acquisition of Laselec
Asset Deal with TE Connectivity’s Application Tooling business unit (distribution business USA, Canada, Mexico)
Acquisition of Artos Engineering