The history of Fortatech dates back to 1878.
The story of Fortatech starts in year 1878. Adolf Arnheiter had run a shop in St. Gallen, where he sold grocery and rope goods. The ropes made of hemp, cotton and horsehair were mainly produced in ST. Gallen and the family enterprise could rise constantly. 1983 they changed the name from Arnheiter AG, Forta-Rope-work to Fortatech AG.
Since 2018, Fortatech AG has been family owned by the Manser and Englert families. Today we develop and produce Bowden cables, special ropes and fine ropes as a part of a global group for customers from around the world. For resource expansion, in 2004 a subsidiary in Poland has been established.
With our well founded know-how, we advise and support our customers by product development and solutions to solve problems. Our customer-oriented organization enable short throughput times and flexibility. Modern production facilities and process-oriented testing devices assure quality and reliability. Our own test laboratory for experimental purpose is an important factor for our success.
Our cables and fine ropes portray a simple and cost-effective solution for different mechanical applications. Due to the unique characteristics and possibilities of wire and ropes, we are able to provide individual and secure switching- and security functions. In dialogue with our customers we provide custom-designed solutions for the specific area of application.
1984 – 1986
Wielka powódź wyrządza w Fortatech ogromne straty. Z tego względu koryto płynącej nieopodal rzeki Walkebach zostaje uregulowane.
Sale of the company to the company Fatzer AG, Romanshorn and resignation of A. Arnheiter jun.
1969 - 1970