About Us

Managing Board


Florian Christen
Florian Christen

Managing Director

An economist with a passion for innovation, Florian Christen has been a member of the managing board since 2012. His goal is to turn Christenguss AG into the most modern company in the foundry industry and at the same time to use disruptive ideas to fundamentally shake up the industry itself.

Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Economy
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Foundry Technology from the FHNW

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Theo Christen
Theo Christen

Consultant

He worked to create the excellent basis upon which the new managing board could build in 2012. In his 30 years in the industry, Theo Christen has experienced all manner of economic highs and lows, which makes him something of a living encyclopedia. The two “younger ones” – Florian Christen and Milot Shala – can rely on his knowledge for a while yet. He is happy to advise them when it comes to casting manufacturing and post-processing.

Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering

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Milot Shala
Milot Shala

Production Manager

As the person responsible for casting manufacturing, Milot Shala has played a vital role in the success of Christenguss AG for years. He understands how to rapidly integrate new technology into the existing manufacturing processes. Thanks to his wealth of knowledge in the area of casting technology, he is able to ensure maximum efficiency.

Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Industrial Engineering
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Foundry Technology from the FHNW

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Partners

Production Partners

Formda GmbH
Wehntalerstrasse 24
8162 Steinmaur
www.formda.ch

Modellbau Wilhelmi GmbH
Gutenbergstr. 7-9
78727 Oberndorf am Neckar
www.modellbau-wilhelmi.de

Qualitech AG
Almuesenacherstrasse 3
CH-5506 Mägenwil
www.qualitech.ch

Elektrolyse AG
Eichfeld 3
CH-5643 Sins
www.elektrolyse.ch

Manufacturing Partners

Erni Technik AG
Schachenhof 4
6014 Luzern
www.erni-technik.ch

ALWO-SMA Spezialmechanik Amriswil AG
Buchenhölzlistrasse 10
8580 Amriswil
www.alwo-sma.ch

Titan CNC
Kőrösi út 53
H-5000 Szolnok
www.titancnc.hu

Administrative Partners

MS-GmbH, Gesellschaft für Managementsysteme
Aareweg 75
CH-3294 Büren an der Aare
www.msgmbh.ch

AL-Treuhand GmbH
Rütifeldstrasse 1
CH-3380 Wangen an der Aare
www.al-treuhand.ch

FN Informatik GmbH
Hammerstrasse 4a
CH-6312 Steinhausen
www.fn-informatik.ch

Auditor

prime audit ag
Burgstrasse 8
CH-8280 Kreuzlingen
www.prime-audit.ch

Company History


2016 Installation of the first 3-D sand printer
2015 New 200 KWh Inductotherm induction oven system
2015 New IT infrastructure and networking of production in order to simplify work processes
2015 Company name changed to Christenguss AG
2013 Complete modernisation of the large moulding shop with automatic sand processing and a mixer for pep-set sand; modernisation of the compressed-air supply
2012 Florian Christen is the fourth generation to take over management of the company
2007 Real estate spun off into a separate company
2007 Expansion of the moulding line with the addition of a second casting line; relocation of smelting operations and commissioning of a new 200 KWh EFD induction oven system
2006 Modernisation and installation of air conditioning in the fettling shop
2006 Florian Christen is the fourth generation to join the company
2004 Installation of a new, fully automated HWS moulding line in a new factory that was built for this purpose
2000 Modernisation of the core shop and installation of a core production centre; installation of a moulding line in the large moulding shop for pep-set sand
1993 Construction of a new manufacturing and storage facility with a surface area of 1100 m2
1992 Installation of the first HWS moulding line in a new hall; at the same time, a fully automated sand preparation system was installed
1990 Theo Christen is the third generation to take over management of the company
1972 Hanspeter manages the company on his own after Benjamin’s death
1962 Brothers Benjamin and Hanspeter Christen take over as the second generation
1956 The foundry moves into its own new foundry building in Bergdietikon in the canton of Aargau
1923 Fritz Christen founds the metal foundry in Küsnacht in the canton of Zurich

Certifications


  • Management system certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Certification of occupational health and safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001
  • Manufacturer-related product qualification for rail vehicle parts (MPQ) from Deutsche Bahn
  • Swiss Association for Technical Inspections (SVTI) certification

You can download the certificates by clicking on the relevant logo below.

IQNet certificate    SQS certificate         SVTI ASIT certificate