Swiss company RONDO celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The business started out as a two-man mechanical design endeavor and grew to become a major developer of bakery machines for artisanal and industrial production.
The company was founded in the spring of 1948 by machine designer Gustav A. Seewer under the name Konstruktions-Werkstätte Burgdorf. Five years later, Seewer filed a patent for his first automatic dough rolling machine ‘Rondo’. Another milestone was in 1987, when the company launched the Compas electronic dough sheeter.
With the takeover of the Italian company Doge in 2000, RONDO entered the market for industrial bakery machines, which holds the greatest potential for the future of the company, according to Peter Studer, RONDO’s CEO: “We hope that the coming chapters in the company’s journey will center around growth in the industrial plant sector. For our developments, this means even greater automation, digitalization and closeness to our customers. I am confident that we can achieve this with our highly qualified employees.”
The company is still headquartered at the same address in Burgdorf as it was 75 years ago. With subsidiaries and sales offices in 10 countries, RONDO currently employs around 450 people worldwide.
Photo: RONDO Smartline. Credit: RONDO