Expansion of production and warehouse building
Introducing a new corporate identity for ALFA Klebstoffe AG, SIMALFA®, ALFAST® and ALFAMELT®
Planning expansion warehouse
ALFA winns the renowned Zürcher Kantonalbank SME Prize!
Further expansion of production
Planning further expansion and partial implementation
Extension of production facilities, expansion of sales: Ukraine, Baltic states, Russia, Turkey
40 Years ALFA
Construction of new office building
Further sales expansion in South Africa, West Africa, Asia
Expansion to Hungary, Romania, India
Construction of new hall for new production
- ab 2005
Various new developments in the SIMALFA® field, launch in Poland
ALFA develops the double roller as application procedure for foam bonding with SIMALFA®, additional land purchase (3800m2)
30 Years ALFA: Land purchase (3320m2), beginning of construction at Vor Eiche 10 – move into the new headquarters in Rafz
Maya Bänninger and Thomas Simmler take over the company. Visions for expansion
Agency agreement for Germany with Wolfgang Gross
Joint trade fair appearances with USA partner
ALFA invents the Free Flowing System and launches it. Distribution partner in Japan
First "major customers" for SIMALFA®
First distribution partner for SIMALFA® (BENELUX)
Development of a distribution network in Europe, first participation in an international trade fair: Interzum Cologne
ALFA Adhesives Inc. established in New Jersey, USA
First patent application for SIMALFA®, first sales activities abroad: Germany, Denmark, Austria
First development steps for foam bonding adhesives
Further development of the product range, fast-setting dispersion adhesives for packaging machinery, first partnerships / representatives / agencies
Extension of the product range with commercial products: hot-melts
Emil Simmler and his partner establish the company in Buchberg
Anniversaries are memorable occasions. 2012 was such a special year for ALFA Klebstoffe AG. The company was established as a two-man company over 40-years ago (1972). Driven by entrepreneurial spirit, Emil Simmler plucked up the courage to begin developing and distributing water-based adhesives. The fact that the adhesives were already free from solvents at this time was to put a lasting stamp on the history of the company.
The company continued to grow steadily in the following years. Today it has about 55 employees in the departments of management, research and development, production, purchasing, sales and marketing. Resources and know-how were continuously expanded and reinforced in the individual departments. Cooperation with various customers and suppliers at home and abroad led to the company building up its international renown.
Today the company is known as an innovative and flexible partner for all kinds of adhesive applications. Thanks to the high-quality and environmentally-friendly dispersions and hot-melts, the simplest applications, as well as complex and demanding bonding processes in series production, all succeed.
The products undergo continuous further development to do justice to the constantly growing demands of customers. As a result of the know-how transfer created in this way between consumers and ALFA Klebstoffe AG, both partners can benefit enormously – a classic win-win situation.
Especially in the field of environmentally-friendly wet-bonding adhesives, a pioneering feat was achieved with the launch of the SIMALFA® series. SIMALFA® is worldwide the first water-based, one-component adhesive with immediate wet adhesion for the bonding of foam and upholstery materials. Over the course of years, the solvent-free bonding system became established in the foam-processing industry as the international standard for efficient, ecological and processing-friendly adhesive application.
ALFA Klebstoffe AG will also rely on developing environmentally-friendly products and partnership with its contact groups in the future.