• 1874

    Opening of coppersmith shop by F.J. Forster (1846–1913) in the Arbon old town.

  • 1915

    Diversification in steel tube production: welded steel tubing.

  • 1922

    Transfer of the individual company to the newly formed Hermann Forster AG.

  • 1930

    Production of profile steel tubing.

  • 1948

    Start of operations at an electric resistance welding facility for steel tubing.

  • 1973

    Acquisition of a controlling share in Hermann Forster AG by Arbonia AG. The newly
    created Arbonia Forster Group includes Arbonia AG, Hermann Forster AG, Bühler
    Regina AG and Asta AG.

  • 1975

    Market launch of Forster therm, the first thermally insulated window system with
    steel profiles.

  • 1978

    Forster presto passes the first successful testing for class R30 smoke control doors.

  • 1979

    Construction of the new tube-making facility with 12'600 m² in Arbon, Switzerland.

  • 1981

    Forster thermfix, a newly developed system for mullion/transom curtain walls, is launched.

  • 1984

    Forster fuego, a new system generation for fire resistant doors and screens, is launched.
    In Switzerland, Germany and Austria the system is approved for T30 doors and F30 walls;
    it was subsequently developed for classes T60/F60, F90 and F120.

  • 1987

    Founding of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG.

  • 1988

    Listing of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG on the Swiss Exchange (SWX).

  • 1993

    Some profiles of the Forster presto system are produced in stainless steel for the first time,
    the start of what is today the widest stainless steel range of all Forster systems.

  • 1994

    Forster therm clima is introduced, which has been developed from Forster therm and
    which provides even better insulation values and a narrower profile geometry. Launch
    of the new Forster thermfix vario curtain wall system for dry-glazing. It replaces the
    Forster thermfix system which was designed for wet glazing only.

  • 1999

    Jakob Züllig, controlling shareholder and president of the management board of AFG
    Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, passes away.

  • 2000

    First tests and approvals for fire resistant curtain walls with the Forster thermfix vario
    system, which start with a rating of G30/R30 and will be successively extended to include
    F30/F60/F90. Market launch of the Forster fuego light fire resistant system with narrower
    profile faces. The system successively replaces all applications of its predecessor, Forster
    fuego, and is also approved for T90 doors.

  • 2003

    Reorganization of Hermann Forster AG as: Forster Rohr- & Profiltechnik AG, Forster
    Küchen- & Kühltechnik AG and Forster Management AG.

  • 2004

    The company pushes internationalisation by entering the market in Russia and other
    Eastern European states.

  • 2006

    Launch of the Forster thermfix light system for facades with attachment profiles.

  • 2007

    Launch of Forster unico, the profile system in steel and stainless steel for windows and
    doors with thermal break. The unique and environmentally compatible profile con-
    struction consists 100% of steel, without plastic insulators, the hitherto market solution.

  • 2008

    Forster Rohr- & Profiltechnik AG obtains certification for its ISO 14001 environmental
    management system.

  • 2012

    The company continues to drive its expansion into the Chinese market by establishing a
    dedicated training centre.

  • 2013

    Sale of the business unit Forster Precision Steel Tubes to the automobile part
    supplier Mubea. Change of company name from "Forster Rohr- & Profiltechnik AG"
    to "Forster Profilsysteme AG".

  • 2014

    Establishing Forster Profile Systems GmbH, based in Rottweil. Acquisition of direct sales
    in parts of Germany.

  • 2015

    Forster takes over the Italian family-owned company Bloxer Ronchi srl. in Villafranca
    Padovana (PD) Italy.