strong history, amazing future

Our Story

We have passionately developed and produced leading outdoor instrumentation for vehicles for over 50 years.

  • The name has changed several times, but many of the people developing our first-class instruments have been with us since the beginning. 

  • 50 years of experience and knowhow have been accumulated within Veratron, allowing us to provide the market with cutting edge technology and premium instruments for vehicles of all kinds.

  • Foundation and Growth

  • 1972

    1972

  • 1977

    1977

  • 1972 – 1991

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    Foundation & Growth

  • 1972

    Foundation of VDO Technik AG at new production plant in Rüthi / Switzerland. Production of passenger car instrument clusters for Swedish car manufacturer, as well as Speedo and tachometers for Austrian motorcycle and car manufacturers.


    1975

    First production of mechanical speedometers for bicycles and mechanical fuel level sensors and gauges.


    1979

    The production of central door locking systems for two major German car manufacturers begins.


    1986

    Focus on production of bimetal instruments for all German car manufacturers. New production processes implemented to produce up to 25,000 units per day.


    1989

    Expansion of facility and integration of marine business.

  • 1989

  • 1992

  • 2001

  • 1992 – 2001

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    Diversification

  • 1992

    Start of PCB assembly in Rüthi / Switzerland.


    1998

    Production of instruments for British off-road vehicle manufacturer.


    1999

    Engine monitoring instrument for biggest US outboard engine
    manufacturer – first development and production of color display for Marine application.


    2001

    ATV instrument – first development for off-road application

  • Change

  • 2006

  • 2010

  • 2002 – 2007

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    Change

  • 2002

    First system solution for industrial applications are developed and produced.


    2004

    Instrumentation for larger US construction machineries manufacturer developed and produced.


    2005

    Icon motorcycle manufacturer in US orders first instruments in Rüthi.


    2006

    Start of production of fuel level sensors for trucks.


    2007

    Production plant refreshed and made ready for further expansion.

  • New Opportunities

  • 2013

  • 2017

  • 2008 – 2017

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    New Opportunities

  • 2008

    The production of tractor instrument clusters starts.


    2010

    Up to date 2 million instruments were delivered to US motorcycle manufacturer.


    2013

    The biggest marine engine manufacturer becomes the first
    Japanese customer to order from the Rüthi plant. Two new European premium motorcycle brands follow.


    2014

    Rüthi becomes the Marine market group within Continental. Further focus on marine instruments.


    2017

    A famous Japanese engine, motorcycle and car manufacturer is added as the next important customer in the marine segment.

  • Onward

  • 2019

  • 2020

  • 2018

    onward

  • 2018

    The management being partly on board for over 20 years buys
    the Marine and PA Business from Continental and founds the new company Veratron.


    2019

    Rebranding - logo and brandmark. Development of premium and cutting edge Veratron products. Ongoing development and production of VDO Marine products.


    2020

    Launch of new product portofolio and US Webshop.


    2021

    Japanese outboard engines manufacturer is added to the customer list.

» The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln