Kern Studer has its head office in Samstagern and a branch in Yverdon-les-Bains.They are market leaders within mesh panels for both industry and residential properties.The emphasis is put on service and flexibility to ensure that the customer gets the ultimate use of their products. Co-owner Urs Studer tells us more about the business.
Which products do you sell?
Our bestsellers are F-2000 and X-Guard. X-Tray and SafeStore are also often used. The range of applications for grid elements is very varied. However, the requirements of our customers are often not suitable for “pure” Axelent applications. For this reason we sell not only material but also special solutions.
How many employees do you have at the company?
At our head office in Samstagern and our branch in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, we employ over 60 people and more than 10 assembly teams are on the road for our customers everywhere.
Which markets do you focus on?
We focus on industrial applications such as warehouses, data centres, machine guards, workstation equipment for distribution and installation, and art storage systems for museums.
What are Axelent’s strong points?
Axelent’s products are flexible and versatile. The effort for planning and preparation is low and the prices are also competitive. The good quality and speedy deliveries make Axelent a valuable partner.
What are the advantages of being part of the Axelent Group?
We get excellent support. For technical questions and special applications you can count on the experience of the whole group. Axelent is also a well-known brand.
How do you and your customers feel about Axelent being a Swedish company with its own production plant?
The Swiss are very positive about Swedish products. Other big companies like Volvo, Ikea or H&M do a good job here.
What does the future hold?
In the future, our small market in Switzerland will be even harder hit by cheaper suppliers from abroad. Our speed, flexibility and willingness to look beyond the horizon should convince customers of us. Thanks to this service, the customer will forgive us a slightly higher price.
FACTS | SWITZERLAND
Switzerland is located in Central Europe and is mostly in the Alpine region. The country is one of Europe’s smaller states with a surface area of 41,285 sq km.
It is one of the richest countries in the world per capita. The biggest exports are pharmaceuticals, clocks, chocolate and cheese.
Population 8 400 000
Official languages German, French, Italian and Romansh