1. URMA History

We invite you to embark on a journey through the history and most significant milestones of URMA AG

  • URMA Family Berner

    1962

    Willy Berner founded URMA AG in Rupperswil, a village in the Swiss Canton of Aargau, where he first focused on contract manufacturing and the engineering of prototypes.

    Both his sons’ names Urs and Markus were the inspiration for the brand name „URMA“ which lives on until today.

  • URMA Machining Center

    1977

    The first URMA double cutter head with patented counter supported insert holders is introduced

    1985

    The world’s first balanceable fine boring head is patented

  • URMA Building Pit

    1987

    A joint venture with Command Tooling Systems USA enables the entry into the US market

    1991

    URMA AG is growing and invests into a building extension

  • URMA Family Berner

    1992

    Urs W. Berner takes over the operative management as the new CEO

    1993

    The first URMA presetter „Digiset“ is introduced

  • URMA Brasil

    1996

    The German subsidiary URMA GmbH is founded

    1998

    The high-performance reaming system „URMA Reaming RM vario“ is developed and introduced

    2000

    The Brazilian subsidiary URMA Brasil Ltda. is founded in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

  • Showroom HAAS Factory Outlet

    2003

    URMA AG opens up a HAAS Factory Outlet and hereby becomes the exclusive distributor of HAAS machine tools in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

  • URMA Reaming RX medium

    2005

    Presentation of the innovative reaming system „URMA Reaming RX medium

    2007

    The very first UTC (URMA Technology Center) is errected at Iraupen in Spain

    2008

    Foundation of URMA Trading Co. Ltd. in China

  • Office Iraupen URMA

    2009

    The licensed partnership with Paul Horn GmbH allows to be well established in the German region

    2010

    The digital fine boring system „DigiTec“ is introduced

    2011

    The licensed partnership with Sumitomo allows to set foot into the Japanese market

  • URMA New Building

    2013

    URMA AG gets involved and participates in the enterprise Iraupen, which is today called „Iraupen URMA“

    2015

    URMA AG continues to grow strongly and invests into an enlargement of the company facility including an expanded production area, an extensive showroom and office premises

  • URMA Reaming RX small

    2016

    Worldwide Smallest Patented Modular Replaceable Insert Reaming System