About us



Management & Sales

Hans-Ulrich Lanz



Project management

Tobias Schelbert


Andreas Erb


Work scheduling

Beat Fankhauser




Irene Haug



Susanne Marti



Customer service





Duplication of our assembly halls surface, creation of “clean” assembly halls and expansion of the production capacity to reach the high needs of our customers.



AGFAR celebrates its 30th anniversary. The number of employees has grown to 27.



Long-service employees Hans-Ulrich Lanz, Tobias Schelbert and Peter Beutler take over the management of the company from Franz Misteli.



Reconstruction and renovation of the assembly hall on the upper ground floor.



Reconstruction and renovation of the first floor. A bright, modern, open-plan office is created.



Reconstruction and renovation of the lower ground floor. Installation of a large 3-ton lifting platform.



Relocation to the company's own building at the current location on Gurzelenstrasse in Biel.



F. Misteli and W. Paroz found AG für Automation und Robotik (abbreviation: AGFAR).




We focus on people and develop products and solutions that are ethically justifiable, whilst keeping our customers competitive, thus securing jobs and increasing productivity.


Because they enjoy their work, our qualified staff are able to develop innovative solutions, a proportion of which also go beyond conventional approaches, within a well-established team.


With our special machines, not only do we enable our customers to secure their production location, but also to perform competitively on the market through increased productivity and quality. Swiss made products are highly-prized worldwide.





The city of Biel can be described as a centre of the watch-making industry (Watch Valley). For more than one hundred years, a tradition of fine and micro-mechanics has existed in Swiss Jura region. An abundance of specialised small and medium-sized enterprises provide a fertile breeding ground both for international groups as well as innovative, flexible niche players, who benefit from the economic environment at the Biel location.


Our customer segment ranges from the watch-making industry to suppliers, from the automotive and electrical industries to medical technology companies. The customers of the AGFAR AG are found mainly in Switzerland, Germany, the USA and China.



Everything under one roof

From development to fabrication and programming to final assembly, our systems are entirely produced at our premises. That ensures short reaction times and a high level of flexibility.


From A to Z

With more than 30 years of experience in the development of custom industrial equipment, we have a wealth of experience at our fingertips. The young engineering team combines this with the capacity to innovate and is not afraid to take on any technical challenges. We realize solutions ranging from simple, clever manual assembly devices to highly complex multi-axis systems for fully automated fabrication, assembly and quality control. 


Fully integrated

We integrate welding, cutting and engraving lasers as well as industrial robots from all suppliers. We also integrate special handling into your existing fabrication systems, thus increasing their autonomy. The integration of image processing systems makes our systems flexible and intelligent.


Guidance at its best

We design tailor-made solutions for you. Ask for a consultation or send us your specifications. Our project leaders will guide you from the consultation phase all the way through to commissioning.


Ensure your competitiveness

We are accustomed to working subject to secrecy contracts and also develop exclusively on request.


Complete customer service

We ensure that your systems are always cleanly maintained and ready for use. In addition, we also offer special maintenance contracts on request. Our service engineers are always available. We also maintain systems supplied by other manufacturers.


Quality is obligatory

Our processes are controlled using the ISO 9001 quality system, which means we can offer you consistently high quality.