Tornos' origins go back to 1880, when the company produced the first machines used to turn the small parts needed for the watch-making industry in the Moutier region of Switzerland. In the 1960's and 70's, three local companies - Tornos, Bechler and Petermann – merged to form one single group called Tornos-Bechler, whose reputation in world markets soon rose.
Since the 90s, Tornos has been looking towards the future, and is now one of the leading companies in the small parts turning industry. With its DECO 2000 concept, the company provides the market with radically new solutions and unrivaled performance.
Tornos achieves roughly 90% of its turnover by exporting to countries in Europe outside of Switzerland, the United States and Asia.