Founded in 1994 by Josef Plattner and his wife Ruth, the focus of our company has been on wire sawing. Josef, a technical engineer with a big heart and a clever mind, invented a way of separating machine and wire guiding unit, which set new standards in wire sawing techniques. In 1998, a partnership with Hilti was established, which is still going strong today.
From the beginning, Josef involved his children in the business and today four of this sons and daughters are leading the company.
Since Josef's death in 2012, his sons David and Florian took over the business, together with loyal and highly competent employees and the continuous cooperation with Hilti, business goes on successfully.
Sometimes we are asked about the meaning of our logo, as it resembles to the famous Chinese Yin and Yang symbol. Our founder Josef was a harmony-loving person which might have influenced him in the choice of his logo.
In fact, the true meaning of the logo are two intertwined "P"s that stand for "Plattner" and the schematic illustration of a pulley stand, which was one of Josef's main inventions. Its no longer necessary to mount a wire saw to the cutting point. Last but not least, there is the most important tool for the use of our machines, the diamond wire!
The whole of this brought together in harmony is our logo which we have used since 1996!
Our high quality products are developed and produced at our company site situated in Schwaz, in the heart of the Alps. We work with our team of highly skilled and motivated employees.
We prefer "insourcing" to "outsourcing". Our products are made efficiently with a high degree of automatisation, as we keep our machinery in operation up-to-date, using robotic for example.
What is more, our products are made in a healthy environment with a high living standard. Our aim is to preserve the precious nature all around us and at the same time provide attractive and safe workplaces. Thats what we are proud of!
Our primary ambition is the satisfied customer. Every day and in every situation we aim to come up to this expectation. By providing individual solutions, high-quality products and developing our internal processes efficiently acording to the customers needs.
We are committed to appreciative co-operation and respect to one another. We like to create a safe and friendly working environment where every person working for the company feels respected and valued.
Quality and environment
In our company, traditional craftsmanship meets state-of-the-art technical know-how in production. Compliance with quality, environmental and social standards is obligatory for us. Our aim is to preserve and protect the precious environment around us. Measures are taken to reduce emissions by using up-to-date production technology.
Our family structure is important, not only in the inner circle, but we pride ouselves in sharing a family-feeling with our employees and business partners; it strengthens our flexibility through short distances, direct communication and a positive approach to one another.
Values and culture
Whatever the situation is, we aim to create a trusting, fair and reliable relationship with our employees as well as all our partners in business and society.
In memorian of our founder Josef, we would like to pay tribute to his life and his work for our company.
In 1994 he decided to found his own business, which was transformed to "Plattner GesmbH" in 1996.
We would like to show Josef, how he is still alive in our memory: developing his products with passion and know-how, and, before all, always treating everybody in a kind manner and with a friendly smile on his face!