edco engineering sa
Located in Couvet, in the valley of Travers - canton of Neuchatel, edco is one of the larger employers of the region.
Couvet is 1/2 hour away from Neuchatel, one hour from Berne, and 2 hours from Zurich or Geneva.
It is the part of Switzerland where high precision mechanics has a long tradition and where famous watch brands, high precision machine tools makers and microelectronics firms have their home.
edco was founded in 1988 as successor of Dubied (est.1867) in the field of general mechanics. edco assures after sales service for the thousands of Dubied lathes around the world, but does not deal with the knitting machine business of former Dubied.
Mechanical activities have a long tradition:
The first bicycle parts were made in 1902.
Subcontracting activities started in 1920.
Components for shutters and blinds were introduced in 1965.
Most edco employees have long working experience with the company. This is one of the reasons for the absolute mastering of high precision mechanics on which edco bases its competitivity.
After the year 2000 edco developed the SuperG hub.
In january 2007 edco was taken over by Rob van Hoek.
During 2007 they started with developing the SuperT, track hub.
In 2010 edco developed the Aptera I road hubset.
In 2012 edco developed the Aptera II road rearhub.