Stäubli vision and mission

We work to consolidate our position as a global innovator in textile machinery, connectors, and robotics by offering our customers the finest products and services in terms of both quality and performance. In our constant search for excellence in technology, we enhance our expertise and experience in mechatronics by designing, producing, selling and providing support for products and systems in markets where a high level of productivity is vital.

History of Stäubli Corporation, USA

In 1953, Stäubli entered the U.S. market, represented by H.J. Theiler Corp. which had operations in Whitinsville, MA and Spartanburg, SC. Due to the success of the Stäubli products in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Stäubli Corporation was created at the end of 1979 in Spartanburg.

Today, with over 100 employees, headquarters are located in Duncan, SC. The 100,000 sq.ft. facility is built on 16 acres of property located in the heart of upstate South Carolina, between Greenville and Spartanburg.

Additionally, the Stäubli Group company Multi-Contact has its U.S. operations in Windsor, California where it manufactures and sells electrical connectors with a workforce of over 50 employees. The Multi-Contact Group is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is a leading manufacturer of precision electrical and electronic connectors.

Over the years, Stäubli Corporation added various product lines for the North American Markets:

1982Start of the Connectors activity (quick couplers & multi couplings systems) in North America
1982Start of the collaboration with “Unimation Inc.” in Danburry USA, renowned manufacturer of articulated robot arms
1984Introduction of Jacquard Textile Machines
1989The Stäubli Group acquires “Unimation Inc.” from Westinghouse, USA with the production of “PUMA” articulated robot arms and launch of the Stäubli Robotics activity
1994Introduction of Weaving Preparation Systems
1995Relocation of the Robotics activity from Sewickley (Pittsburgh), PA to Duncan, SC
1998 Introduction of Schoenherr Carpet Looms
2002 Start of QMC (Quick Mold Change) Magnetic Clamping Systems production in the U.S.

Introduction of the SCARA robot product line which was acquired by the Stäubli Group from BOSCH REXROTH


Extension of Duncan facility to 100,000 sq.ft.

Start of the MC4 Solar Line production (connector systems for the solar industry)

Start of MPS assembly (Robotic tool changers) for the North American market

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