Frédéric Wittwer, a committed and strong-willed Swiss entrepreneur, founded Frewitt Maschinenfabrik in 1946.
This dynamic and creative engineer was able to anticipate what the pharmaceutical industry needed early on: an ability to crush and grind the raw materials they needed for manufacturing their tablets, pills and capsules. It was also clear to him that the industry wanted to mark its products in order to enable traceability.
Wittwer quickly developed machines for these two areas that provided for significant progress in terms of efficiency, quality and reliability.
Frewitt’s continued development led to it specializing in the crushing and grinding of raw materials for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food products industries. Frewitt was also the company that engineered a machine for the gentle crushing and grinding of raw materials employing a patented vibrating and oscillating technology. Needless to say, it quickly became a bestseller in the 1950s. The pharmaceutical industry even invented a name for this new technology: “Frewitt-ization”. This process has since been adopted by virtually all companies that are involved in the manufacture of powders.
At the turn of the millennium almost 15 years ago Frewitt expanded its operations and business segment. Apart from developing and producing machines for making powders and granulates it also expanded into downstream processes: dosing, packaging and packing, and conveying. In so doing, Frewitt is now able to offer all-in-one solutions.
In the past 15 years Frewitt has succeeded in engineering a wide range of machinery and systems, thus elevating it to a global market leader in its field.