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Jauch Quartz GmbH celebrates 70 years of success and growth

This month marks the 70th anniversary of Jauch Quartz GmbH, based in Villingen-Schwenningen. On July 1, 1954, the company was entered in the commercial register of the town of Schwenningen by Herbert Christian Jauch. The Schwenningen-based, medium-sized company is celebrating its 70th anniversary managed by Thomas Jauch, son of the founder, who joined the company in 1974 and took over in 1987.

Originally founded as a supplier for the Black Forest watch industry, the company soon focused on quartz crystals as precise clock generators for the watch industry, and later also for other sectors such as telecommunications and household appliances. Many applications that set a clock require an external power source, otherwise the quartz will not oscillate or function. It was therefore an obvious step to enter the battery sector in the 1970s - a field that is still the company's second mainstay today, particularly in the area of lithium batteries.

Today, Jauch is a global leader in Frequency Control Products and Battery Solutions, with nearly fifty distribution partners worldwide and Jauch’s own subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, and the USA.

Medical technology, whose global center is not far from Schwenningen in neighboring Tuttlingen, is now an important industry for Jauch alongside the automotive industry. However, Jauch also plays a major role in all fields of application in which ever smaller, miniaturized designs are used, such as for smart solutions.

In 2024, Jauch was awarded the title of "Global Market Leader Champion" by the University of St. Gallen. The award is given to companies from the DACH region that, in addition to being market leaders in their relevant market segment, have their own sales presence on at least three continents, are owner-managed and generate at least 50% of their sales abroad. "The Global Market Leader Champion award encourages us in our daily work and particularly recognizes our employees at all locations for their great commitment to the company," says Thomas Jauch proudly. The name Jauch continues to stand for sound advice and conscientious technical support in all product areas and across all phases of the product life cycle.

In recent years, Jauch has invested particularly in building up and expanding its technical expertise. For the frequency range, the company has invested in its own programming machine for MEMS oscillators, silicon-based microelectromechanical systems The machine is top of the range and offers customers the option of individually configuring oscillators with an extremely short lead time.

This enables customers to act flexibly in the design phase, consolidate their supply chain and thus reduce operating costs and time to market.

This autumn, Jauch will officially open its own test and certification center for battery solutions in VS-Schwenningen. Anyone who deals with approval issues, perhaps even worldwide, knows that the requirements are becoming ever more extensive and complex. Jauch has expanded its existing test laboratory to include a new test and certification center. The company can now test cells and batteries and issue test certificates itself or in cooperation with accredited test laboratories, such as the CB report in accordance with IEC62133-2:2017. For the UN38.3 transport test, which regulates the transport of lithium batteries as hazardous goods worldwide, Jauch carries out all individual tests for the test itself and issues the corresponding test certificates.

With these investments, Jauch wants to stay as close to the pulse of the times as possible. In the past, Jauch has often been able to exploit the potential of new technologies and trends. "A decisive competitive advantage in the coming years will clearly lie in the area of technological expertise and advising customers on their complex projects. Staying on the ball here and keeping an eye on the general development of digitalization and artificial intelligence will be the major challenges in the coming years," says Timo Schmidt, member of the Jauch management team.

This is another reason why the Schwenningen-based medium-sized company will once again be represented at the world's leading trade fair for electronics, electronica, in Munich in mid-November. "A major investment that has always more than paid off in the more than 40 years that we have been attending the trade fair," says Schmidt, who is particularly looking forward to networking with long-standing customers and business partners in the 70th year of the company's history. There will certainly be another toast to 70 successful years together in Munich with a glass of champagne.


date: 10.07.2024

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