Otto Hofstetter

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Otto Hofstetter AG
Founded 1955
Headquarters Uznach, Switzerland
Key people

Otto Hofstetter (Managing Director & Owner)

Stefan Zatti (Division Manager Sales and Marketing)

Sascha Bigler(Finance and Administration Manager)
Owner Otto Hofstetter
Number of employees
190 (2019)
Website www.otto-hofstetter.swiss

Company Profile

Otto Hofstetter is a Swiss company located in Uznach. Their domain is the manufacture of moulds and dies. The company develops, designs and services injection moulds for the production of PET preforms, all types of thin-walled packaging products, cartridges, tubes and horticulture products. 100% of their moulds are produced in Switzerland, 99.8% are exported.

Products / Technology

PET preform moulds:

  • Standard
  • Co-injection

Moulds for packaging:

  • Thin walled-packaging
  • Cartridges/tubes
  • Flower pots

History

  • 1955 - Otto Hofstetter senior founds the company on 1 April 1955
  • 1962 - Design of the first moulds for thin-walled packaging products
  • 1977 - The first mould for PET preforms is delivered to the USA
  • 1989 - Development of the multilayer technique for PET preforms
  • 1997 - Otto Hofstetter junior is the second generation of the family to take over management of the company
  • 2000 - The company begins production of standard mould frames
  • 2003 - The first PET-preform mould with 144 cavities is delivered
  • 2010 - Development of the cube technique for the production of tubes
  • 2014 - Otto Hofstetter junior wins the award EY Entrepreneur of the Year of Switzerland
  • 2015 - 2-C cube moulds for closures are approved by Nestlé

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 03 / 2021: Otto Hofstetter & Otto Systems: High quality injection moulds and PET Systems
Issue 11 / 2020: The smart guardian
Issue 09 / 2020: Removing dust where it arises
Issue 04 / 2020: Chinaplas, coronavirus and the supply chains
Issue 11 / 2019: Process optimisation and prevention
Issue 10 / 2019: High quality injection moulds and PET systems
Issue 11 / 2017: Otto Hofstetter AG opens branch in Luxembourg
Issue 04 / 2017: High quality injection moulds
Issue 10 / 2016: Customer services for moulds
Issue 07 / 2016: Otto Hofstetter AG considers expansion into th international market
Issue 04 / 2016: Preform production: Injection moulding with preforms - does it always have to be this was?
Issue 03 / 2016: Trade show preview: Injection moulds and services
Issue 04 / 2015: Multi-cavity moulds and thin-walled packaging
Issue 04 / 2015: And the winner is… EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
Issue 03 / 2015: PET is for us the past, present and future
Issue 06 / 2014: Otto Hoffstetter AG
Issue 09 / 2013: 72 cavities
Issue 05 / 2011: Otto Hofstetter: „We are looking at making an acquisition“
Issue 05 / 2009: Hofstetter responds to the lightweighting trend
Issue 04 / 2009: Hofstetter invests in a new building

External links

Otto Hofstetter Website