BOUND TO TRADITION –
COMMITTED TO THE FUTURE
New production build in Bühler.
Watercourse redeveloped to protect the company against recurrence of the flooding suffered six years previously.
New corporate design to celebrate 80th anniversary.
Filter plant totally redeveloped after 30 years of operation.
ESTO ASIA Co. Ltd. founded in Thailand for lamination technology.
2002 to 2003
Flooding stops production in Bühler for three months, requiring total refurbishment of facilities.
Eschler Thaiknit Joint Venture founded.
ISO 9001/2000 certification.
Knitting mill moved to Münchwilen, and the lamination and printing plants move back in the opposite direction to Bühler.
The third generation of Eschlers - Alex, Matthias and Peter - take over managerial responsibility
Bühler office wing enlarged
The Lehr AG curtain factory in Münchwilen taken over and the knitting works is relocated there from Bühler
Death of company founder Christian Eschler senior: business taken forward by sons Kurt and Christian Eschler junior
Relocation to Bühler, Appenzell
Christian Eschler senior founded a mechanical round knitting works in St. Gallen