Although the name Trasfor was registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Lugano in 1953, Trasfor SA was only founded in 1967. It is the typical story of entrepreneurs entering the competitive arena of a growing market, reinforcing themselves with a spirit of innovation and precise strategies.
Throughout the long history of Trasfor, which has not been without its challenges, a number of values can be found that continue to represent its main structure, namely: respect for the environment, constant enhancement of employee skills and sound ethics in business practices and relationships.
The company’s evolution has been characterized by important moments of change: in 1976 the introduction of cast resin transformers enabled the company to enter the marine business, which over the following years would become a strategic element in its growth.
In 1988 a decision was made to enter the first stage of expansion of the production area, and in 1994 ISO 9001 certification was obtained. In 1999 the company was taken over by four executives in a management buyout.
This was a very successful operation and enabled Trasfor to significantly improve its international profile. From 2004 the company began a trend of revenue growth, with annual increases of between 20% and 30%.
In 2000 the company obtained ISO 14000. The years 2004/2008 were marked by massive investments in buildings and production methods with the purchase of new and modern machinery, design software, in addition to enhancing its sales network on an international level.
The name "Trasfor" is registered on the Commercial Registry by the company Ferrari & Co.
Foundation of "Trasfor S.A."
Introduction of the cast resin transformer.
TRASFOR S.A. is bought by Industrie-Holding, Cham
CHF 16,4 mio of which
CHF 2,6 mio exported
Industrie-Holding, Cham, sells to R.E. Amez-Droz (owner up to 1998)
Turnover CHF 20 mio
Building of new plant, production area doubled to 6'900 m2
Expansion of production area by 1,000 m2
Management buy-out by:
Introduction of oil technology in Trasfor portfolio. Turnover CHF 48 mio
Trasfor is awarded the "Swiss Italian Prize for Entrepreneurial archievement"
2006-2008 Large capital investement in new machineries and production - office space.
03 October 2011: Trasfor Group is acquired by ABB and expands its transformer business.
Dry-type transformers and inductors complement ABB portfolio and help address fast growing markets and applications.
Trasfor has added an inline testing area in the low voltage production line to increase productivity capacity.
Trasfor proudly obtains the OHSAS 18001 Certification.
Modernisation and renovation all over the plant; new reception area and Lean production line for LV products