The company founder Johann Good, as production manager in an SME, had the task of clamping and manufacturing complex aluminum components. The basic problems were on the one hand in small lot sizes and on the other hand in the complicated workpiece geometries, which had to be stretched both on pull and on pressure. Despite intensive search on the market, no suitable clamping system was found, which fulfilled the catalog of requirements.
Without further ado, he developed a novel clamping system that solved these demands quickly and safely.
On February 21, 1985, the public document about the founding of GOODJ Spanntechnik AG was erected in Mels. The core area at that time was only the production and assembly of the patented GOODJ clamping systems. For the sales a Swiss and a German representation were responsible.
The economic crisis of the early nineties forced us to rethink our strategy as a producer of clamping systems. We decided not only to develop and produce simple, fast and safe products, but also to distribute them directly and to provide additional services. We changed from producer to system provider. Since 2001 GOODJ Spanntechnik AG also offers customized automation solutions.
1985: Development and launch patented pendulum jaw clamping system
1994: Development and market introduction of multiple clamping systems with patented accessories
1996: Due to lack of space relocation of the company to a new location in Mels
1998: Development and market launch of the patented zero-point system GOODJ-Lock
2000: In order to meet growth, the company relocated to the industrial area of Sargans
2001: Strategic reorientation and construction of the automation area
2005: Realization of first automation components and mechatronic devices
2007: Realization of the first highly flexible automation cell with control station, single part and workpiece handling
2009: Completion of the highly flexible automation cell by complete integration of a high-bay warehouse into the control room
2011: Acquisition of building land to drive the growth strategy in the field of automation
2012: Integration of further functional modules such as automatic jaw changer, turning and cleaning stations into the control system
2014: Receipt of the building permit for the new building with annexed office complex
2015: Start of construction and completion of the new building directly on the A13 motorway in Sargans
2016: New name GOODJ Automation AG