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  • 1964

    Léon Reich, being a watchmaker in Biel, invented and developed the

    “Règlomètre”, a patented device to tune simply and easily mechanical watches.

    He associated with Roland Krumm.

    Ruth Reich, Leon’s wife, takes care of secretarial work and accounting.

  • 1965

    Immediately great success of the “Règlomètre”. Léon Reich left his job as a

    watchmaker. Rental of a workshop in Brügg.

  • 1966

    Inscription in the commercial register as Hormec SA, watch mechanization.

  • 1967

    Expansion and rental of a 60 m2 workshop at Lischenweg 4 in Biel.

  • 1968

    Further expansion to 90 m2

  • 1969

    Relocation of the headquarters to Nidau, ​where additional 300 m2 were available

    Development of the watch manufacturing industry and its automation.

  • 1972

    Expansion in Biel at Lischenweg: additional 200 m2.

  • 1973

    Development of automated dosing machines to satisfy the strong demand from

    customers in the automotive and electronics sectors.

  • 1974

    First assembly line for IBM computer keyboards.

  • 1976

    Acquisition of the mechanical facilities Apiani Bevaix and establishing

    Hormec Bevaix.

  • 1978

    Development of the automated electronic welding line.

  • 1979

    Expansion in Nidau ​on the 3rd floor of the building Progressia: additional 500 m2.

    Automatic assembly line for Kodak with more than 60 working places

  • 1980

    First automatic watch assembly line for Bulova.

  • 1981

    Expansion in Nidau ​on the 2nd floor of the building Progressia: additional 300 m2.

    Automatic assembly line for alarm clocks and clocks for Kienzle

  • 1987

    Sale of the automation and the welding sectors to the German group Schunk.

  • 1988

    Expansion in Nidau ​with more space for exhibition.

  • 1989

    Repurchase of Rolland Krumm’s shares by Léon Reich.

  • 1990

    Death of Roland Krumm.

  • 1992

    Philip Reich, the 3rd son of Léon and Ruth Reich joined the company.

  • 1995

    Patent for a modular volumetric dosing machine G11.

  • 1997

    Patent for a continuously degassing system <> for medium and high

    viscosity products.

  • 1998

    Construction and move to a new building in Ipsach having 4’000 m2.

  • 2002

    Acquisition of the automation company Nutt & Jaggi in Bevaix.

  • 2010

    Closing of the facilities in Bevaix and centralization in Ipsach.

  • 2013

    Léon Reich left his operational activities at the age of 87 years, leaving the

    management to his son.

  • 01/07/2014

    The Company in its 2nd generation is headed by Philippe Reich.

    Sale of the activities of Nutt & Jaggi company to HME Trading AG in Einsiedeln.

  • 30/11/2014

    Death of Léon Reich shortly before his 89th birthday