Ekko-Meister AG, based in Lengnau in the Swiss canton of Berne, was formed in the summer of 2017 with the merger of two companies: Ekko Technik AG and Hans Meister AG. Ekko Technik AG was founded in 1954 and specialised in the manufacture of thrust bearings, their components as well as stamped and bent parts; Hans Meister AG was founded in 1945 and manufactured small, complex stamped parts and stamping tools. By pooling the expertise and especially the technology potential of each of the companies, the merger created a dynamic company that is now one of the leading suppliers in the field of custom drawn cup needle roller bearings as well as a leading toolmaker and producer of small, high-precision stamped parts. The new company's global customer base in sectors that include automotive, premium consumer goods, medical technology and electrical engineering are benefiting from the synergy effects and from the newly created value chain.
Ekko-Meister has a workforce of around 30 and is based in Lengnau in the building previously occupied by Ekko Technik AG. The Hans Meister AG building in Grenchen in the canton of Solothurn now serves as a logistics centre. The Managing Director of the new company is Martin Meister, who is also in charge of Engineering. Lukas Pfister (Director of Finance, Administration and Human Resources) and Claudio Palazzi (Director of Sales and Marketing) are the other members of the senior management team. The members of the Board of Directors are Walter Sahli (President), Martin Meister and Philipp Andermatt.