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Sulzer (manufacturer)

Company nameSulzer
Company typePublic (SWX - SUN)
IndustryIndustrial engineering and manufacturing
HeadquartersWinterthur, Switzerland
Key peopleTon Büchner, CEO
ProductsPumps, surface technologies, chemical industry, thermal turbomachinery
Revenue3.537 Billion CHF (2007)

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Sulzer Ltd. is a Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing firm, founded by Salomon Sulzer-Bernet in 1775 and established as Sulzer Brothers Ltd. in 1834 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Today it is a publicly owned company with international subsidiaries. The company's shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Sulzer Brothers helped develop shuttleless weaving, and their core business was loom manufacture. Rudolf Diesel worked for Sulzer in 1879, and in 1893 Sulzer bought certain rights to diesel engines. Sulzer built their first diesel engine in 1898.

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