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History

1948

Alice and Oskar Merz-Meyer establish the company on the ‘Blumenstrasse’ in St. Margrethen. Fabricating lathe parts and milling work for paid labor.



The visionary founder
Oskar Merz

1954

Company moves to the ‘Industriestrasse 8’, the first “MERZROLLER” is manufactured; the daily production is transported by bicycle to the neighborhood lacquer-man. The premises were enlarged three times.



Production hall 1954

1955

The first “MERZROLLER” bottle drawers for the refrigerating industry are being produced.
 

1959

The company is transformed into a ‘limited company’, still owned by the family Merz.

1960

Refrigerator slides program: Bottle, sausage and food drawers’



Refrigerator slides program 1960

1964

Company moves to the ‘Industriestrasse 35’.



New building 1964


Production hall 1965


Assembling department 1965


Ball bearing department 1965


Warehouse 1965

1966

The production facility undergoes expansion.



Welding department 1966

1967

Iron ware program: single extension, full extension and progressive action slides



Steel ware – program 1967

1968

First generation of the office – metal drawers comes to be.

1970

Expansion: ware house, tool building department



Raw material stock 1971


Production hall 1971

1975

Office drawer slides made of plastic are introduced to the market.



Office drawer made of plastic 1975

1980

Merz-Meyer begins to produce office metal drawers – BMS 1.



BMS 1 1980

1983

The design of our sales documents are changed.



Sales documents 1983

1984

Expansion: assembly facility
 

1985

The office metal drawers undergo further developing – BMS 2 is introduced to the market.



BMS 2 1985

1989

Expansion: high-rise warehouse



Our company 1989

1990

Development of the office program CLASSIC



Office program CLASSIC 1990

1991

Expansion: welding facility, research and development department.

1992

Installation of our 500 ton pressing machine including its feeder.



500 ton press 1992

1993

Expansion: powder coating facility

1995

Development of the office program CARAT.



Office program CARAT 1995
Installation of rollforming machine and our drawer welding machine.



Rollforming machine 1995


Drawer welding machine 1995

1996

A draft of our quality management system is drawn up according to ISO 9001.

1997

Certification of our quality management system on 11 September 1997.



QM-Certification 1997

1998

The warehouse is transformed into a further production facility.

2003

Development of our flipper door MR 136.



Flipper door 2003

2004

Development of our progressive action slide MR 713 H and our damper (shock absorber).

2005

A straightening machine is added to our 500 ton pressing machine.



Our company today

2007

Purchase of the Merz-Meyer AG by Fulterer Auszugsysteme GmbH and integration into the Fulterer Group



Fulterer Auszugsysteme GmbH, A-6890 Lustenau

2009

Merz-Meyer AG change the trade name to MerzRoller AG