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Fritz Studer AG


Fritz Studer AG
Thunstrasse 15
-3602 Thun

Fritz Studer AG, commonly known as STUDER, is a Swiss company founded in 1912 by Fritz Studer in Steffisburg, Switzerland. Initially, the company focused on manufacturing lathes, but it quickly transitioned to producing grinding machines, which would become its core product line and establish its reputation for precision engineering.

Over the decades, STUDER has grown to become a leading manufacturer of cylindrical grinding machines, known for their high precision, quality, and innovative technology. The company serves a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and tooling, providing solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency.


1912: Founded by Fritz Studer, the company initially produces lathes.

1914: Introduction of the first STUDER cylindrical grinding machine, setting the foundation for its future specialization.

1950s-1960s: Expansion of the product range and international presence, with increased focus on automation and precision.

1980s-1990s: Introduction of advanced CNC technology into their grinding machines, further enhancing precision and control.

1994: Acquisition by the Körber Group, integrating STUDER into a larger conglomerate focused on industrial technology.

2012: STUDER celebrates its 100th anniversary, marking a century of innovation and quality in grinding technology.


Today, Fritz Studer AG is part of the UNITED GRINDING Group, which is a leading supplier of machines for hard fine machining. STUDER continues to innovate in the field of cylindrical grinding, offering a wide range of machines that cater to both high-volume production and customized solutions.

Wolfgang Heinisch

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