History
History
  • 2017

    bamix® of Switzerland is present on all social media channels – on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Every month, eight to ten new videos are launched, showing the bamix® in action and exploring its many amazing functions and applications. And the number of followers is increasing daily.

    New product lines including the Babyline, the Colorline and the Luxuryline are launched at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt.

  • 2016

    Establishment of the bamix® Academy in Mettlen – the cookery school and training centre for bamix® users and customers. In the first year, more than 1,000 people participate in training courses, learning how to use their bamix® even more efficiently for better results. They now act as expert users and ambassadors of bamix®.

    The courses, which take place two to three times a week, can be booked online at www.bamix.ch.

  • 2015

    A new administrative and logistics building is completed at the Swiss headquarters in Mettlen. It has been specially designed for optimised communication with, and the exchange of ideas among, bamix® users.

    The bamix® shop in Mettlen opens its doors to the public. It stocks all bamix® products as well as Unold brand appliances.

     

  • 2014

    bamix® celebrates its 60th anniversary. The many activities around the event attract great media coverage.

     

  • 2010

    Commissioning of third production line. As a result, 2,000 bamix® devices can now be produced per day.

     

  • 2009

    Extension of storage hall for extra capacity.

    The Classic is added to the bamix® product range.

     

  • 2006

    Successful launch of bamix® brand in Russia and China.

  • 2002

    Erich Eigenmann is appointed managing director and thus becomes the new "Mr. bamix". His strategy is wholly focused on QUALITY and a single product – the all-in-one kitchen appliance.

    In the same year, the SliceSy® is launched, which means that the bamix® can now also cut and grate food, thus becoming even more versatile.

  • 1993

    Successful start of direct sales to customers in Japan.

     

  • 1991

    Launch of the bamix® Gastro, which instantly becomes a best-seller. The bamix® is now firmly established as a must-have appliance in most professional kitchens.

     

  • 1990

    UNOLD becomes the bamix® sales partner in Germany.

     

  • 1986

    Launch of the bamix® Processor – the reliable, compact and neat appliance for a multitude of food preparation tasks.

     

  • 1983

    The factory output is increased to 1,600 bamix® appliances per day.

     

  • 1971

    Walter Bodart takes over ESGE AG in Mettlen and successfully introduces the single-product strategy.

     

  • 1963

    Establishment of NIPPON ESGE KK in Tokyo.

     

  • 1960

    Foundation of ESGE Export in Glarus, Switzerland, and ESGE Elektrogerätefabrik in Mettlen, Switzerland.

     

  • 1957

    Bodart BV becomes the bamix® sales agent for the Benelux countries.

     

  • 1954

    The patents are sold to ESGE in Germany and the first hand-held blenders are produced.

     

  • 1950

    Roger Perrinjaquet invents a novel kitchen appliance – a hand-held blender. The fact that his device can be used directly in the container in which the food is being prepared is the key advantage of his invention over conventional food processors. The new appliance does away with the time-consuming and messy transfer of food from one container to another. Roger Perrinjaquet calls it "bamix®", an abbreviation of the French expression for beating and mixing ("battre et mixer").