Company

Who are we?

THE Machines Yvonand SA is a dynamic company in constant expansion. We build machines and complete production lines for our customers worldwide. We have in-depth know-how and excellent technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Irrigation pipe production lines with flat drippers
  • Irrigation pipe production lines with cylindrical drippers
  • Drip Tape irrigation pipe production lines (continuous labyrinth)
  • Lines and Equipment for multilayer pipe production (composite pipes)
  • Precision forming and welding of thin wall metal pipes
  • Laser cross welding and joining of coated and uncoated metal tapes
  • Specific machinery for the plastic pipe and cable industry

Our wide experience gained over the years enables us to support customer specific demands, like solving complex requirements and providing suitable and tailor-made solutions. We are also very keen on developing new concepts, and optimizing existing solutions, for the benefit of our customers who can then receive of regular upgrades and retrofit possibilities.

Thin Wall irrigation pipe production lines
We are specialists in high speed production of thin wall irrigation pipes. While maintaining an optimal quality, we increased value production speeds up to threefold compared to older generations. We consider ourselves as a world leader in this area.

Customer satisfaction
Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction through the on-time delivery of quality products and services at a competitive value. We achieve these objectives through the creation of a stable, cooperative and harmonious work environment. We are commited to providing excellent contract manufacturing services to our customers.

 

 

Mission & Vision

Mission

"To weld our partners to success"

Vision

We want to remain continually in progress. Research, development and continuous improvement are part of our daily lives. We do not want to walk in the footsteps of others, we prefer to experiment and develop new technologies

History

In the 80s, called "THE Thomas Electronique SA", the company was active in the development and production of electronic boards, prototypes and small series of tailor-made machines. Its main line of business was in the industries of cables and tubes.

During its expansion, the company changed its name while its activities in machinery production grew rapidly. Under the name THE Thomas Machines SA, the first complete high speed production line for drip irrigation pipes was carried out in Couvet (Switzerland).

Combining the powerful electronic systems with Laser technology and networking the production equipment brought ground-breaking technologies in addition to the excellent mechanical build quality and long life-span of the lines.

The company took a major step forward to further enhance the productivity of the drip irrigation pipe lines. While maintaining an optimal quality, yet increasing the production speed up to fourfold compared to older generations. We consider ourselves as a world leader in this area.

Facing the increasing pace of production and the multiplication of its customers around the world, the company moved into the industrial zone of Yvonand. It benefits from a tight collaboration to the micro-electronics and precision mechanical engineering industries which are located in the same region.

In 2009, now known as THE Machines Yvonand SA, the company enjoys an excellent reputation and owns several patents in technology innovations. It provides high efficiency equipment and serves a global customer base.

The company diversifies its activities, particularly in the areas of industrial production equipment for

  • High speed laser punching and mechanical slitting for drip irrigation pipe applications in monolayer or multilayer co-extruded plastic pipes.
     
  • Precision metal tubes, forming and welding of thin wall metal tubes, for industrial. medical, automotive and aerospace tube applications, with up and down-stream processes
    and incorporating or as stand-alone Laser cross welding and bonding of metal alloy tapes as well as coated metal strips.
     
  • Complete multilayer pipes, combining metal and plastics for industrial, sanitation, heating & plumbing applications.
    Launching 3 and 5-layer lines with thinnest gauge stainless steel or aluminium encompassing complete inner and outer pipe extrusion all from one hand.
     
  • Innovative solutions for longitudinal formed and laser welded copper, aluminium and steel shielding applications in cable production line.

The acquisition in 2011 of specialist mold manufacturer Pro Tool AG, site factory expansions in 2012 and new production facilities at Pro Tool AG in 2017 is further testimony to the continued dynamic growth and commitment of the company.

Providing full turn-key pipe production lines from the water transportation systems with fully recyclable polymer reinforced lay-flat hoses, fittings and connectors and drip irrigation laterals emphasize the drive for innovation and engineering excellence.

History of THE Machines

Careers

Our challenge is to guide our clients to excellence while contributing to save water and energy.
We offer the opportunity to evolve in a passionate environment where the innovation, creativity, the desire to learn and our dedication to customers are our driving forces.

Your spontaneous applications are welcome.