GF Piping Systems Seewis is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a high-tech plastic valve and actuator manufacturer. In the last 50 years, the team at the factory has pioneered many firsts thanks to its passion and innovation, transforming and leading the plastic valve industry sustainably.
Thanks to the great progress in production technologies, automation, and robotization, the company produces on a high standard of quality. It offers highly skilled jobs in automation and information technology, plastics technology and polymechanics.
Find out more about one of the most modern GF Piping Systems factories in the world, its employees, and the products produced in Seewis.
50 years of Innovation Power and Swiss Quality
It all started back in 1967, when Giuseppe Kaiser, then Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer, and Dr. Ulrich Gadient, Member of the Council of States for the Canton Graubünden, served in military service together. It was on a "foggy morning at the edge of the forest" that the two of them came up with the idea of promoting the economy in the mountainous canton of Graubünden.
Four years later, on 1 March 1971, the factory in Seewis started its first production to supply the emerging EFTA markets.
Meet the people behind our products
Michael Kasüschke, originally from Germany, has been working at GF Piping Systems for 11 years. He takes care of the 1'000 tons of material used in production every year and likes his job's flexibility and diversity.
Living in the village next to Seewis, Roman Hefti started 20 years ago as a temp for GF Piping Systems and is now leading a team of five people. Precision is very important, not only in his job but also when pursuing his hobby of painting.
Luzius Flütsch is a highly specialized plastics technologist and happy at GF Piping Systems in Seewis for 28 years. Interested in technology, chemistry, and physics, this job was his destiny. What he used to do in 2 hours some years ago takes him today only 10 minutes.
Marco Giger, the automation technician, has been working for GF Piping Systems in Seewis for 18 years, teaching injection molding optimization. In his personal life, he would love for all the tedious household work to be automated.
Urs Hassler began working at GF Piping Systems in Seewis 36 years ago on a lathe and as a forklift driver. Nowadays, he inspects measurements and likes the broad responsibility that is part of his job.
Patrik Schuler, originally a trained motorbike and bicycle mechanic, has been working for GF Piping Systems for six years. He is proud to be responsible for the testing of the new butterfly valve 565.
Mina Besic, originally a seamstress from Bosnia, has worked for GF Piping Systems for more than ten years. She mounts actuators for the new Butterfly Valve 565.
She started her career as a butcher when in 2005, Sonja Maier found her new challenge with GF Piping Systems as logistics and warehouse manager. She enjoys working with her team and her role's diversity.