Gribi History


Fritz Gribi founds the GRIBI Hydraulics AG in Schlieren, an ideal site for the development of an innovative enterprise due to the advantageous situation on the roads and the good accessibility by railway.


René Schaffner joins the enterprise as manager and successor of Fritz Gribi. GRIBI Hydraulics AG develops itself in the following years to a worldwide operating enterprise.


The GRIBI Hydraulics AG is worldwide successfully active on all continents. Thanks to the high engagement of all employees the personnel can be doubled.


René Schaffner and his wife Denise Schaffner-Gribi, daughter of the company’s founder Fritz Gribi, purchase 100% of the company.


GRIBI Hydraulics AG employs about 50 employees and strives for a continual and well thought-out expansion.


End of May 2012 GRIBI Hydraulics AG makes possible to shift a 6200 tons heavy building by about 60 meters. The spectacle was watched by a broad public paying high attention to this sensational event in the media too.  

GRIBI Hydraulics AG delivers the 300‘000th cylinder.

THE company is glad to have obtained  the  ISO 14001:2004 certification.


The 10`000th hydraulic unit for the DeLaval milking robot has left our works.


GRIBI Hydraulics AG employs about 60 employees and thrives for continuous growth and success.

Since december 2018 our company headquarter is in the industrial zone of Bergdietikon. 


50 years GRIBI Hydraulics AG! We celebrate proudly our 50 years jubilee.

We were allowed to celebrate a nice and unforgettable jubilee party with our employees and guests. Hearty thanks again to all guests who have celebrated with us.


We continue to move in the direction of digitalization. 

We have successfully introduced mobile logistics and lean assembling.