New at Sistag
34 tons of technology
Spread over several trucks, our new OKK machining center arrived at the Sistag plant in Eschenbach shortly before Christmas.
This year's trade fair for the global water cycle in western Switzerland attracted more visitors than ever before. More than 5,200 visitors came to Bulle from February 7 to 9 to discuss the latest state of the art.
Our Spanish sales partner Indutec Soluciones Técnicas S.L.U. was one of over 140 exhibitors at the Exposólidos in Barcelona. A special eye-catcher at the Indutec stand was a pneumatically operated Wey knife gate valve VN DN 600 in stainless steel.
Together with the carnival music band Escheschränzer and the entire Swiss Sistag team, we heralded the start of the traditional fifth season.
In our service team, two people deal almost exclusively with the maintenance of AUMA electric motors. Our AUMA experts pass on their knowledge to our customers in individually designed training courses. Like in this case to the Krause & Co. Hoch-, Tief- und Anlagenbau GmbH.
Sistag Ice Hockey Cup
20 motivated players took to the ice at the Iceline Seetal on Friday evening for the Sistag ice hockey fun tournament. After a tough but fair game, HC Sistag Turquoise deservedly won the coveted Sistag trophy.
Save the Date
In February, experts from Switzerland will come together in Bulle for the eleventh time to discuss topics relating to the global water cycle. We will be among the exhibitors. Get your free ticket to the trade fair here.
Christmas Holidays 2023
After another year full of exciting projects and inspiring collaboration, our entire Sistag team is going on a well-deserved holiday from 23 December to 7 January. We wish our customers, partners and employees happy holidays and a good start to a successful new year.
Instead of giving Christmas presents to our customers, we have decided to donate money to where it is needed most. This year, our donation will go to Rotary International's EndPolioNow project.
As every year at this time, the Sistag team from Switzerland and Germany came together on Friday for the traditional Christmas party. With delicious food and good conversation, we were able to review the year and toast together in anticipation of all that is to come next year.
You never stop learning. Under this motto, the entire Sistag GmbH team in Germany came together for a technical training course at the end of the year.
From tiler to HR manager
Our HR specialist Daniel Langenegger was interviewed by Human Resources Swiss Exams HRSE about his career path. The result is a cool video that not only shows HR development opportunities, but also gives an insight into our exciting working environment.
Christmas is coming a little early for us this year. The first presents arrived last week - in the form of several truckloads with our new OKK machining center. We are really looking forward to the addition to our production hall and can hardly wait to unpack.
Water Forum Belgrade
Our Serbian sales partner EuroCons Group was an exhibitor at the Water Forum Belgrade last week and represented our valves perfectly. Thanks to EuroCons for the trusting and long-standing cooperation.
Our German outside sales team spends countless hours on the road visiting customers in every corner of Germany, inspecting systems and discussing projects on site. In the summer, the whole team took part in a driving safety training course with the ADAC to ensure that we are safe on the road at all times.
Tiago from Wauwil won our prize draw at the ZEBI education fair in Central Switzerland against 460 other participants. On Wednesday he was able to collect the main prize at the Sistag plant in Eschenbach. Congratulations Tiago!
Sales partner training Asia-Pacific
For the first time ever, we were able to hold a training for our sales partners in the Asia-Pacific region at our new location in Singapore. A total of 15 people from China, Australia, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand came to attend a product training session, receive tips on sales support and share success stories and current challenges.
Once again a rewarding day at the Lippun symposium in Vaduz. With exciting presentations about drinking water and interesting encounters at the trade show, where we were able to present our drinking water valves. Thank you to LIPartner AG for this perfectly organized event.
Central Swiss Education Fair ZEBI
Our debut appearance at the ZEBI was a complete success. Among 160 professional associations and companies, we were able to present our apprenticeships at the Lucerne trade fair. At our booth, we were joined by our apprentices and a new technical development from Sistag, which celebrated its premiere at the trade fair.
Five students accompanied their parents to work at Sistag last Thursday. In the morning, they were designing their own workpiece in 3D CAD, milling it with the CNC machine and marking it with a laser. In the afternoon, they were able to look over their parents' shoulders on their specific workplace. Perhaps we will meet one or the other again at some point for an apprenticeship at Sistag.
On this year's excursion, our 12 apprentices visited HABA AG in Pfäffikon, which supplies our factory with aluminum and steel plates for gauge construction. In the afternoon, they all went karting together.
More than 300 years of service were celebrated this week at the Rosstall in Emmen: From 5 to 50 years. We would like to thank our jubilarians for the years of cooperation and friendship and are looking forward to everything yet to come.
Meeting of Swiss drinking water experts
On November 16, 2023, around 300 experts from the drinking water industry will come together at the Spoerry Areal in Vaduz for the Lippun symposium. In the accompanying performance show, we will present our drinking water solutions.
Save the Date: ZEBI 2023
What do Siemens, Swiss Post and Sistag have in common? They all train apprentices and present their young talent programs at the Central Switzerland Education Fair in Lucerne.
Pumps & Valves 2023
A successful start to the Pumps & Valves Zurich. Yesterday, we already had an incredible number of interesting conversations and were able to welcome old acquaintances and curious visitors to our stand. Our team is looking forward to a similarly good second day at the fair.
DWA Baden-Württemberg state association conference 2023
Two exciting days at the DWA Baden-Württemberg state association conference are behind us. With inspiring presentations, interesting discussions, trade exhibition and knowledge rally for young professionals. A big thank you to all participants who visited us at our booth and to the organizers of this successful event.
Sistag at Valve World Magazine
The October issue of Valve World magazine reports on our new subsidiary in Singapore on page 49.
Sales Partner Training
We had the pleasure of welcoming 12 partners from all over Europe to a training in Eschenbach. From the meeting room and showroom to the production site and the Swiss mountains - we've seen it all in these two days.
DWA National Association Conference Baden-Württemberg
Under the motto "Water Management - Knowledge Makes the Future", the southwest German water industry will meet in Pforzheim from 17-18 October 2023 for the DWA Baden-Württemberg Regional Association Conference. We will be there as an exhibitor.
AFT Sp. Z o.o. as a guest at Sistag
We stand 100% behind what we do and we like to share that with others. For example, yesterday with our Polish sales partner AFT Sp. Z o.o. and some mutual customers. For one day, our could guests get to know our production plant and our team. For AFT it was not the first visit. The connection between our Polish partner and Sistag already exists for 26 years.
Congratulations to the new AUMA experts from Techfina SA. The entire project management team has successfully completed a training course for AUMA actuators with us.
Pumps & Valves Zurich 2023
We are present at Pumps & Valves Zurich, the trade fair for industrial pumps, valves and processes. Get your free ticket now.
50th anniversary of service
Our employee Franz has been part of the Sistag team for an incredible 50 years. As the longest serving team member in Sistag history, he was duly celebrated last Friday. We are proud and happy that Franz has remained loyal to us for so long and look forward to further adventures together.
Prove your organizational skills
Starting in 2024, you can do an apprenticeship as a cCommercial Employee VET with us. Come by for a trial taster session and get to know us. You can find more information under "Career".
We are incredibly proud of our 3 final year apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship. From now on Laurin, Ruben and Yannick support our team as mechanical technician, design engineer and mechanical engineer.
Take command of our warehouse
From 2024 you can do an apprenticeship with us as a logistician with specialization warehouse (VET). Come by for a trial taster and get to know us. You can find more information under "Career".
We are shooting new job videos. Check out our existing videos of Lea, Manuel and Yannick under "Working for Sistag". And be excited for new stories from Alen, Beat and Gianluca.
For a glance behind the scenes, our team recently stood in front of the camera again. With the photos, we will advertise our job vacancies in the future - including two new ones that have never existed at Sistag before...
Did we pick the only rainy day in weeks for our Sistag barbecue? – unfortunately yes! Did we let that stop us? - Definitely not!
How to react in an emergency?
Although only mandatory for one person, we trained our entire team in Muggensturm, Germany to become company first aiders. A big thank you to the Deutsche Rote Kreuz Rastatt and our dedicated trainer for the excellent training.
Quarterly meeting in Weimar
Our outside sales team of Sistag GmbH usually works across the country to serve our customers on site in every corner of Germany. At regular intervals, the team gets together - as recently in Weimar - to discuss new developments and challenges, sales strategies and solutions between bike tours and city walks. Or was it the other way around?
Pumps & Valves Bilbao
The Pumps & Valves Bilbao takes place until this Thursday. Among the exhibitors is our partner Indutec Soluciones Técnicas S.L.U.
Sistag goes Singapore
We proudly announce our new subsidiary, Sistag PTE LTD. Located in the heart of Singapore, we will be able to better support our customers in Asia Pacific from our new sales location.
New sales partner in France
We are happy to welcome our newest Wey sales partner Sycomore on board. As an expert in biogas applications, Sycomore already knows Wey valves inside out and will be our official representative in France.
As part of the career week at Eschenbach school, we were able to show eleven students what we do every day. From drawing our products on the computer to programming the automated production machines to assembling our valves.
Sistag customer survey
More than 500 customers around the world took part in our survey and gave us feedback on our service and products. In addition to top marks for the competence and friendliness of our team, we also received useful suggestions on how we can improve further. Many thanks to all participants for their valuable feedback!
Practicing for an emergency
The Inwil Samaritan Association recently conducted an exercise in our production facility. From cerebral stroke to arterial hemorrhage to blood poisoning, numerous scenarios were practiced that can occur at work in the factory. Our employees were allowed to demonstrate their acting skills as injured persons. Let's hope we never have to use what we have learned.
Dresden Wastewater Conference
Full house at yesterday's Dresden Wastewater Conference. Among the almost 800 experts from the water and wastewater industry, we were also able to exhibit our solutions for water treatment.
10 days all about drinking water
In the past two weeks, water supply professionals from all over Switzerland attended training courses at Campus Sursee.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Get to know us at the Lehrstellenbörse Zentralschweiz in an online meeting and learn more about career starts at Sistag.
Open apprenticeships: How companies must compete for apprentices
Every year, more than 10,000 apprenticeship positions remain unfilled throughout Switzerland. In a project, young people evaluated numerous apprenticeship advertisements from various companies - including ours.
Our engineers are constantly working on improving our knife gate valve design and finding solutions for every possible application. Currently, the team is experimenting with different glider systems that are FDA approved and at the same time function perfectly in high-temperature areas of up to 250°C. Six different materials are being tested over a period of 20,000 strokes.
Our plasma cutting system MasterCut Compact
...or "Little Marie" as we fondly call her. Portrayed in an article by Industriearmaturen & Dichtungstechnik.
Indutec Product Day
Hands on with our sales partner Indutec Soluciones Técnicas S.L.U. We were recently invited to our partner’s product day in Montmeló, Spain. So much to learn from each other while attending product trainings, assembling valves or cooking fancy dishes together.
Greetings from our skiing weekend!
Every year at wintertime, part of the Sistag team gets together to spend a weekend on the slopes. This year we went to Grüsch Danusa.
Automated turning center
Just in time for the new year, our new turning center is ready for use. The newly installed Halter loader automatically loads the CNC machine so that spindles, columns and pneumatic cylinders can be machined unmanned.
Winter break 2022
At the end of this year, we look back on many exciting projects and look forward to working on ambitious projects again in 2023. We would like to thank you for the valuable cooperation and the trust you have placed in us. Happy Holidays and a successful New Year. Our team is now going into well-deserved vacation and will be back for you at January 3rd, 2023.
Time to give something back
This year is a special year. And this time a special time. A time that has presented some of us with special challenges. That's why we're getting involved and supporting the Brändi Foundation this year. A foundation that provides work, training and living places for people with disabilities in the Lucerne area.
Had a great time at the Sistag Christmas party last week, celebrating our team, our achievements of this year and the new projects and challenges that are yet to come.
Ready for the winter break
At the end of the year, we always do our big Christmas cleaning. Every single machine is disassembled into its individual parts, cleaned and reassembled. This allows us to manufacture our products more precisely and to use our machines longer. A huge effort that pays off: some of our machines have been in service for over 60 years thanks to our good care. That’s our definition of sustainability.
We present: Team Sistag
It's finally here - our new image film. Take a look at who we are, what drives us and what makes us the unbeatable family we are. You can find the film and more videos on our website under "Career".
Valve World Expo 2022
Three exciting days at the trade fair with great conversations, numerous reunions and new acquaintances are behind us. A big thank you to everyone who visited us at our booth!
Day 1 at Valve World 2022
Promising start on the first day of Valve World Expo in Düsseldorf, Germany. Looking forward to the next two days here.
Last week we were present as exhibitors and participants at the Lippuner Symposium in Baden. Once again an exciting day full of interesting technical presentations and great conversations.
For this year’s national Future Day we got support from seven pupils. For a whole day, they are allowed to watch their parents at work and produce their own knife gate valve model.
Working at Sistag: Kevin Purtschert
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Kevin Purtschert to you, who is part of our work preparation team. Here‘s his story.
Valve World Expo 2022
Another annual highlight is coming up. Meet us at this year's Valve World Expo - the no. 1 trade fair for industrial valves in Düsseldorf, Germany.
For once, our team was not standing at the machine or behind the desk, but in front of the camera. We are already looking forward to share the results with you.
Sponsoring of FC Eschenbach
We are proud to support FC Eschenbach as a sponsor this season and hope for a successful season with many victories together.
Working at Sistag: Beat Rölli
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Beat Rölli to you – our trainer for the apprenticeships polymechanic and production mechanic. Here‘s his story.
On our annual apprentice day, our apprentices and their trainers visited Shiptec in Lucerne and had an ambitious paintball battle in the afternoon.
Congratulations to our three apprentices on successfully completing their apprenticeships as polymechanic EFZ and mechanic EBA! We are proud of your achievement and very happy to count you to our team in the future.
Production progress, schedule, utilization, malfunctions - everything at one glance. With the latest revision of our flexible manufacturing system, we installed a screenon each of our CNC machines that displays all this information in real time. The machines run 24h a day - during the night hours completely unmanned.
Working at Sistag: Matthias Zeder
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Matthias Zeder to you – our head of sluice gate production. Here‘s his story.
45 years membership at swiss export
We are very pleased to have been a member of swiss export since 1977 - making us the longest-standing association member ever. On this occasion, our CEO Samuel Sidler was interviewed for the swiss export journal.
FireEx Explosion Protection Day Balsthal
We are proud sponsor of today's FireEx Explosion Protection Day in Balsthal, Switzerland. In addition to exciting presentations on explosion protection, you can see our "SpeedWey" high speed isolation valve HSI in action during the breaks.
Revision of our FMS system
In order to manufacture cutting-edge technology, you need cutting-edge technology in machining. Our flexible manufacturing system from Fastems has therefore been thoroughly overhauled in the past weeks - with the active support of our production team. All electronic components and motors were replaced and the software got an upgrade. This way we are well equipped for the years to come.
Saying goodbye to Werner Thürig
At last week's barbecue we took the opportunity to say goodbye to our long-time management board member Werner Thürig. After 20 years with Sistag, he is now going into well-deserved retirement. We wish him all the best!
We made the most of the great weather last week and held a #barbecue with the entire Sistag team in Eschenbach.
Aqua Pro 2022
Always a nice trade fair with lots of old friends, new faces and great conversations. We are looking forward to meet many visitors at our booth in hall 50 once again today.
As always, had a great time at IFAT in Munich. Thanks to everyone who visited us at our booth. See you again next time!
Our first post-covid partner event. Wey sales partners from 11 countries visited our production site in Switzerland. The program contained product trainings, a preview of new developments and time to talk and exchange experiences. Glad to finally meet again in person.
25 years Sistag GmbH in Germany
It has been a quarter of a century since Sistag GmbH was founded as a subsidiary, making Wey valves great in Germany. Today all signs point to growth.
Working at Sistag: Goran Ninkovic
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Goran Ninkovic to you – our service technician. Here‘s his story.
Dresden wastewater conference 2022
Two days all about wastewater, sustainability and watermanagement at the Dresden wastewater conference. A big thank you to Stadtentwässerung Dresden for this great event we participated in.
The Swiss platform for the global water cycle
Meet us at this year's aqua pro in Bulle. You will find our Sistag booth in hall 50, place 06.
Let’s meet in person!
At the IFAT 2022 in Munich – the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. Find us in hall C2, booth 339.
Working at Sistag: Philipp Christen
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Philipp Christen to you who has been part of the Sistag family since his apprenticeship. Here‘s his story.
Sistag GmbH is moving
Sistag GmbH in Germany moved into new premises - with the active support of the entire eleven-headed team. We can now be found at Hohenrain 23A, one street behind our previous location in Muggensturm. With additional offices and meeting rooms, our German customers will be served from here.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Get to know us at the Lehrstellenbörse Zentralschweiz in an online meeting and learn more about career starts at Sistag.
Working at Sistag: Marijana Srejic
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Marijana Srejic-Salatic to you – one of our drafting technicians. Here‘s her story.
Sistag goes skiing
We enjoyed our traditional skiing-weekend in Andermatt with lots of sunshine and perfectly prepared slopes.
24h of valve making
A normal working day has not enough hours to produce all the valves we need. That’s why we work in three shifts. Every evening our production team programms the automated manufacturing system to run the night shift on its own. For eight hours the system keeps milling standard valve bodys that are controlled and further worked on in the morning. More complex or customized solutions still need the watchful eyes and handicraft skills of our employees and are therefore made during the day.
Sistag is a certified employer with equal pay for men and women. The equal treatment of our employees, regardless of gender, age or nationality, has always been important for us. We are therefore very proud that our equal pay policy has now been officially certified.
Working at Sistag: Ivan Batinic
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Ivan Batinic to you – our welder for water control gates. Here‘s his story.
Christmas is a time to reflect, to look forward and back. We would like to say thank you and wish the happiest of holidays to all our partners, customers, and employees. Our Sistag team is now going on their well-deserved holidays and will be back on January 3rd. Merry Christmas and a successful New Year!
Support for the "GasseChuchi" Lucerne
Time to give back. At this year‘s Christmas season we support the «GasseChuchi» by the association for church street work Lucerne. People affected by poverty and addiction receive daily counseling and balanced meals here. A very important project, that is worth being supported.
With the holidays approaching, it's also time for our annual Christmas cleaning. Our entire production facility is cleaned from head to toe - so that we can start the new year in January clean, relaxed, and full of energy.
Article in the magazine Industriearmaturen & Dichtungstechnik
Our German subsidiary, Sistag GmbH in Muggensturm, was interviewed for the current issue of the magazine.
Working at Sistag: Toni Bütler
The jobs at Sistag are just as interesting and versatile as the people behind them. Today we introduce Toni Bütler to you – one of our longest-serving employees. Here‘s his story.
Sistag & Bray - 20 years of partnership
Happy to welcome our long-standing partner Bray Controls Benelux B.V. in Eschenbach, Switzerland last week. Bray has been representing Wey valves in the Netherlands for 20 years now and we are looking forward to an ongoing great cooperation.
Pumps & Valves 2021 in Zurich
Felt great to finally meet partners and customers in person again at the Pumps & Valves Zurich last week.
Emerson in Eschenbach
After more than 15 years of cooperation between Emerson Automation Solutions and Sistag we were happy to meet once again in Eschenbach yesterday. From now on, Emerson will no longer be served by our subsidiary in Germany, but directly by the sales team at our headquarters in Switzerland. A good opportunity to get to know the whole sales team and take a tour through our production site. We are looking forward to an ongoing great cooperation!
National Future Day
It‘s National Future Day in Switzerland! Students get to accompany their parents to work and learn about their jobs. We welcomed 8 boys and girls at Sistag who produced their very own workpiece.
Save the Date!
Save the Date! On Wednesday, Novemer 17th, 2021, 1:00 p.m., our senior engineer Samuel Leu will give a presentation about melting valves at the Pumps & Valves in Zurich. This customized solution by Sistag is used for granulating plastic. Special materials and coatings, a heatable body and other customized design options ensure that the hot, viscous plastic melt does not cool down or damage the valve.
Anniversary celebration 2021
Last friday we had a reason to celebrate. 15 employees of the Sistag Team Switzerland and Germany were honored on the occasion of their anniversary at Sistag. The biggest anniversary was celebrated by our purchasing manager Georg Furrer (photo on the right). He has been part of the Sistag family for 35 years. We congratulate all jubilarians and are proud to have you with us.
Visite us at the Pumps & Valves in Zurich
On November 17 & 18 the Pumps & valves will take place for the third time at Messe Zurich. We are taking part and looking forward to meet you at booth H09. Get your free ticket to the trade show here.
Member of the month at Switzerland Global Enterprise
We are very happy to have been chosen as member of the month by S-GE. In the accompanying interview our CEO Samuel Sidler provides insight into the export business and the challenges involved.
Sistag and Wey: A great team
An interesting article in the Seetaler Bote about Sistag and Wey and how they belong together.
New precision - also in our appearance
Our new look is now visible for everyone Last friday the new logo was formally revealed at our production site in Eschenbach, Switzerland.
On top of the Queen of the Mountains
Last weekend’s terrific weather called for some quality time at a special location. Together with the whole team from Sistag Switzerland and Germany, we went up on Mount Rigi and spent a great day on the “queen of the mountains”. Thank you to all our employees for making Sistag what it is. And cheers to everything yet to come.
New partners in Portugal and Austria
We are very happy about our three new distribution partners: Aquavalve in Portugal and Vordermaier GmbH and Bickel & Wolf GmbH in Austria. Welcome to team Sistag!
Podcast about succession
Our CEO Samuel Sidler was invited to Schmid + Partner and talks about challenges of succession and why early planning is key to success.
Career Choice Day in Eschenbach
We recently had very special guests: 14 students from the nearby school in Eschenbach visited our production site to find out more about jobs and apprenticeships at Sistag.
4 weeks paternity leave at Sistag
Finally Switzerland has said yes to two weeks of paternity leave. At Sistag we are committed to family-friendly working conditions and the compatibility of family and work is important to us. We are therefore going one step further and expand paternity leave for our employees from two to four weeks, starting January 2021.
Christmas dinner to go
After an especially challenging year, we would like to say thank you to all our employees with this little christmas surprise.