Team


Management

Caputi Pasquale

Managing Director / CEO

Sales

Burkhalter Karin

Sales

Mogel Lars

Sales

Domingues Jeannine

Sales

Stuppnigg Jörg

Field Sales MIL / LEF

Fried Philippe

Field Sales COM

Accounts

Haid Uwe

Accounting

Schmid Daniela

Assistant CEO / Accounting

Avor / Purchase

Eck Joachim

Avor / Purchase

Gabriel Verena

Avor / Purchase

Herbstrith Fabian

Purchase

Gutzeit Christian

Purchase

QS

Alcinkaya Sahin

Head of QS

Maier Christian

QS

Engineering

Lüthi Hans-Peter

Head of Engineering

Ghinolfi Rico

Engineering / Service

Rutz Marcel

Engineering

Assembly

Hufschmid Thomas

Assembly / Service

Mitolo Timoteo

Assembly / Service

Meile Sepp

Assembly / Service

Milosavljevic Zoran

Assembly / Service

Keller Urs

Assembly / Service

Logistic

Menet Monika

Service / Logistic

Fock Andreas

Stores / Assembly

Khamniam Noppadol

Stores / Assembly

Chronicle

SAN SWISS ARMS AG

From the muzzle loader to the modern assault rifle
The manufacture of precision weapons in Neuhausen has a history of over 148 years of development. The producton of over 1.5 million weapons represents the know-how and outstanding innovation of this traditional manufacturer.

1853
The history of the pioneers of the industry:
The SIG ”Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft“ was founded as „Schweizerische Waggon-Fabrik bei Schaffhausen“ (The Swiss Waggon Factory at Schaffhausen).

1860
Beginning of weapon manufacture:
On the request of the Swiss Army the production of arms began. Successful product launch: Under the specification of the ”Eidgenössischen Militärdepartements” arose the first muzzle load rifle ”Prélaz-Burdand“, which was used by the Swiss Army.

1863
Successful product launch:
Under the specification of the ”Eidgenössischen Militärdepartements” arose the first muzzle load rifle ”Prélaz-Burdand“, which was used by the Swiss Army.

1864
The time ahead:
The SIG breechloader system ”Milbank-Amsler“ won recognition over 24 competitors.

1869
Milestone in history:
With the ”Vetterli” repeating rifle arose the best rifle of its time. Until 1870 almost 140,000 were sold to the Swiss Army.

1927
A ”lightweight” conquer abroad:
Finland, Chile, Peru, Columbia and China order in big numbers the ultra light 8 kg machine gun KE7.

1949
Birth of a legend:
180,000 of the P 210 pistol implemented into the Swiss Army.

1953–1957
Indestructible success guarantee:
The multifunctional ”SIG Assault Rifle 57“ persuaded the Swiss Army to buy over 700,000 rifles.

1970 – 1975
Expansion:
Purchase of ”Hämmerli” AG Lenzburg (CH), ”Hämmerli ” Tiengen (D) also ”SAUER & SOHN GmbH”Eckernförde(D). The classic models P220 and P230 pistols are stills uccessful today.

1975
Reliable and precise:
The P 220 cal. 9 mm Para also known as ”Pistole 75“ was adapted to the needs of the Swiss Army. 140,000 pieces were delivered.

1976–1980
A new time began:
The range of products extended with the models P 225, P 226, P 228, P 229, P 232, P 239. At the same time began the license to manufacture the new gas pressure assault rifle family SIG SG 540 and 543 in cal. .223 and SIG SG 542 in cal. 7.62 mm NATO.

1986–1999
The wave of success goes on:
450,000 SIG Assault Rifles 90 (Stgw 90) were delivered to the Swiss Army. Additionaly ca. 35,000 rifles of the ”SIG Stgw 90 PE“, the civil version of the SIG Assault Rifle 90, were produ- ced. Development of the new SIG Pro. pistol and 4,000 pieces of the new 40 mm weapon mounted grenade launcher ”GwA 97“ were purchased by the Swiss Army.

2000
Extensive changes:
SIG sold off all its divisions with the exception of the engineering section. The ”small arms” division went to the ”Lüke & Ortmeier Group” and was known as ”SAN Swiss Arms AG”.

2006
Innovative upgrading:
Thanks to new laser and light modules the SIG Stgw 90, SIG Stgw 90k and SIG Stgw 04 became more effective. The range of SIG SAUER sport pistol models expanded.

2007
Forward-looking diversification:
Delivery of the SIG SG 553 to the Swiss Paratroupers. Based on the SIG SG 5XX family, the SIG SAPR precision rifle in cal. 7.62 mm NATO was developed. The first of these rifles goes to the Romanian Special Forces.

2009 – 2011
New family members:
After successful testing of the new SG 751 SAPR it was marketed. Through the SAN 511 (.50 BMG) rifle the product line of precision rifles was expanded. The SG 553 was given a new facelift. New materials and compatability to other systems (M16 / M4 magazines) completed the modular struc- ture.

2013
Family expansion:
With the SG 553 R in cal. 7.62 x 39 the SG 553 R also accepts the most common AK 47 magazines.

Our innovation for tomorrow is based on our immense experience in the past.