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Metalnews: August 2020

Entry apprentice

Mrs. Elin Vettiger began her apprenticeship as a commercial employee (Profile E) on 17.08.2020.

We extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Vettiger and wish her a successful start to her career at Brütsch/Rüegger Metals.

Metalnews: July 2020


Brütsch/Rüegger Metals becomes new, exclusive sales partner for Kugler bimetal tubes

As a long-standing business partner of Kugler Bimetal SA, Kugler - aware of our strengths in the market - has chosen us as its exclusive distribution partner for the product group of bimetal tubes.

These products can be purchased from us from the beginning of July. The entire inventory of Bimetal tubes will have been transferred to us by Kugler and stored with us by then.

In the Metalshop you will find the bimetal tube you are looking for as follows:

  • Product: Bimetallic Tubes
  • Material: Bimetal
  • Full text search by dimension or Kugler article number (e.g. 279 02)

Here you can get to the bimetal tubes:

Metalnews: Mai 2020


Expansion of product range: lead-free aluminium for machining

In our aluminium assortment we now offer the quality

  • AW-6026LF (LF = lead-free or lead content < 0.05%)

With the aluminium alloy AW-6026LF Brütsch/Rüegger Metals offers a lead-free alternative to common aluminium alloys. Despite the absence of lead (< 0.05%), the material has good mechanical properties and allows high productivity. AW-6026LF is very suitable for machining on automatic lathes, but can also be used for hot forming.

AW-6026LF (AlSiMgBi); round bars, drawn/pressed, EN 573-3, T6/T8/T9

  • ex stock Ø 10...30 mm (drawn)
  • ex works bearing Ø 32...55 mm (drawn)
  • from factory stock Ø 60...200 mm (pressed)


EN AW-6026LF is the lead-free version of the alloy EN AW-6012

  • environmentally friendly, small traces
  • good corrosion resistance
  • excellent machinability thanks to short chip formation
  • very low tool wear during machining
  • machined surface is shiny
  • complies with the EU standard (2000/53/EG) for the automotive industry

Corrosion resistance

  • Normal atmosphere - very good
  • Industry, sea water - very good

Surface treatment

  • Anodic oxidation: decorative - good
  • Hardcoating - good

The chemical and mechanical properties can be found in the catalogue on page 262.

We are looking forward to your orders.


Opinions and forecasts regarding further developments in the steel sector vary widely. A poorer functioning of international supply chains would rather indicate a shortage of supply and longer delivery times. This would cause prices to rise. However, due to the rather declining propensity to invest worldwide, demand is likely to decline and prices are likely to come under pressure. However, we consider the scope for a price collapse to be very limited, as we are already at a low price level and steel producers will do everything possible to keep prices stable, also out of operational necessity.

We at Brütsch/Rüegger Metals place a high degree of piracy in our day-to-day delivery capability and have prudently planned our stock in advance to avoid supply bottlenecks. The availability and ability to deliver, especially for special products and custom-made items, is very difficult to estimate from today's perspective. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, we recommend that you make careful and early arrangements in this regard.

We are happy to advise you, just ask us
(sales@brr.ch or Tel. 044 871 34 34)

Metalnews: April 2020


New to order in the Metalshop: Bronze

You can now benefit from our attractive bronze and aluminium-bronze offer with just a few clicks via the Metalshop.

Round bars

  • CuSn12-C-GC DIN EN 1982, CC483-K-G (2.1052)
  • CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C DIN EN 1982, CC493K-G (2.1090)
  • CuAl10Ni5Fe4, CW307G (2.0966)

Hexagonal square

  • CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C DIN EN 1982, CC493K-G (2.1090)
  • CuAl10Ni5Fe4, CW307G (2.0966)

Flat and square bars

  • CuSn12-C-GC DIN EN 1982, CC483-K-G (2.1052)
  • CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C DIN EN 1982, CC493K-G (2.1090)
  • CuAl10Ni5Fe4, CW307G (2.0966)

Round tubes

  • CuSn12-C-GC DIN EN 1982, CC483-K-G (2.1052)
  • CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C DIN EN 1982, CC493K-G (2.1090)
  • CuAl10Ni5Fe4, CW307G (2.0966)

We look forward to receiving your orders.


Mr. Patrick Epp, Managing Director, celebrated his 15th anniversary of service on April 1.

We congratulate him warmly!

Metalnews: March 2020

COVID19 - No cash sales

In accordance with the Federal Council regulation, we are forced to stop offering cash sales and personal consultations at the Regensdorf location for the time being. We will gladly accept your orders via the Metalshop. If you have any questions about our products and services, please contact our sales department by phone or email.

In the Metalshop you have the following payment options:

  • Payment in advance
  • Twint
  • Visa
  • MasterCard

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to serving you with the usual quality, true to our motto metal at your service.

Die SIAMS wird aus medizinischen Gründen zur Herbstveranstaltung

Die SIAMS, die Messe für die gesamte Produktionskette der Mikrotechnik, hat alle ihre Aussteller um ihre Meinung gebeten und kündigt hiermit an, dass sie verschoben wird. Die Organisatoren betonen, dass sie von ihren Ausstellern dabei unglaublich gut unterstützt und ermutigt wurden.

Alle Aussteller konnten sich zur Verschiebung des Messetermins äussern und dabei zeichnete sich ein klarer Trend zur November-Alternative ab, wobei die Reaktion der Aussteller aus der Deutschschweiz eindeutiger war. «Geplant ist nun, die SIAMS auf den 10. – 13. November zu verschieben».


Mrs. Petra Poncet started with us on 01.03.2020 as employee in the purchase department.

We extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Poncet and wish her a successful start at Brütsch/Rüegger Metals.

Metalnews: December 2019

Christmas holidays

From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 until Friday, January 3rd, 2020 we will treat ourselves to a holiday break. We want to recharge our batteries in order to be able to serve and advise you at the highest level in the new year.

  • Last delivery day in 2019: Monday, 23.12.2019
  • First day of delivery in 2020: Monday, 06.01.2020

We kindly ask you to consider this in your disposition. If you have any special requirements, please contact us. We will be happy to help you find a solution.

The functions of the Metalshop are of course fully available to you. We will be happy to serve you personally again from January 6th, 2020.

We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Your Brütsch/Rüegger Metals Team

Change regarding payment mode for pick-ups

For organisational reasons, we can no longer process cash payments for pick-ups from the new year 2020.
Payment on site is made exclusively by card (EC, Postfinance or credit card).

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to serving you in the future with our wide range of products. 

Metalnews: November 2019


New from stock: Bronze

Brand new in our assortment:

our attractive bronze and aluminium-bronze offer with

  • round rods
  • hexagonal rods
  • flat bars
  • round tubes

We constantly adapt our assortment to the needs of our customers, true to our motto

metal at your service

We are looking forward to your inquiry!

Catalogue "Metals"

Steel / Stainless steel / Non-ferrous metals

The world is constantly changing and we are changing with it. We are pleased to publish our latest catalogue.

True to our guiding principle metal at your service we have expanded our market performance accordingly. In this way we can meet your needs and requirements even better.

We present the following highlights:
  • Bronze and aluminium bronze in production or fixed lengths. In the usual shapes and qualities.
    (Catalogue, Register I)
  • Extended range of stainless steel and aluminium bearings.
    (Catalogue, registers H and I)

Save yourself the hassle of searching and register today for your free login with advantageous conditions.

In addition to price and availability information, Metalshop offers you all the additional information you need to procure your material.

Metalnews: September 2019

New leading industry trade fair

From 02 - 05 March 2021, Switzerland as a business location will be supported by a new leading trade fair. This will take place every two years in March in Bern. The former fairs Prodex, Swisstech and Industrialis will be replaced.

The major associations Swissmem, Swissmechanic and tecnoswiss have signed new agreements for the machine tool industry, machine and tool dealers and suppliers to the MEM industry.

The aim of the merger of the supporting associations is to create an attractive range of trade fairs that will provide an overview of the latest offers and trends.

Metalnews: August 2019

Entry apprentice

Mr. Abdullah Mazhar began his apprenticeship as a commercial employee (Profile E) on 19.08.2019.

We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Mazhar and wish him a successful start to his career at Brütsch/Rüegger Metals.


We congratulate Mr. Andreas Fischer on passing his final apprenticeship examination for the commercial employee (Profil E).

We are pleased that Mr. Fischer will remain with our team as an employee in purchasing.

Metalnews: July 2019


New from stock - high grade structural steel normalised

In addition to our well-known full assortment, we can now deliver normalized Edelbausthäle from stock:

S355J2+N (normalised)
round, hot rolled
Ø 20 - 210 mm

We constantly adapt our assortment to the needs of our customers, true to our motto metal at your service.

We are looking forward to your inquiry!

Metalnews: June 2019


No company holidays at Brütsch/Rüegger Metals

During the summer months we are at your disposal daily and with our usual good service. The Brütsch/Rüegger Metals team wishes you a wonderful, relaxing summer holiday and a healthy return!

Metalnews: April 2019

Swisstech 2019

Brütsch/Rüegger Metals, as the most valuable Swiss meeting place for all players in the supplier industry, will be represented at Swisstech 2019 in Basel with various innovations. 

You will find us in Hall 1.1 / Stand A50. 

We look forward to your visit!

For free admissions, please go to the following link:

Meet your personal contact person

Metalnews: March 2019

Metalshop: enhanced final dimension calculator

Our proven final dimension calculator, continues to provide you with valuable services on the new Metalshop. It lists suitable articles from our range of products on the basis of the individual final dimension.

Based on the production standards, a selection of articles will be suggested to you. A novelty compared to the calculator on the old Metalshop is the fact that the suggestions consist of tube and rod material, with the most suitable product being listed at the top.

You can conveniently call up the final dimension calculator on the homepage, or activate it in the filter attributes.

Try it out - example:
finished dimension AD: 85 mm, ID: 51 mm

Metalnews: February 2019

NEW in the Brütsch Rüegger Metals range: stainless steel, aluminium and brass

True to the motto metal at your service, Brütsch Rüegger Metals has once again expanded its product range.

In addition to our aluminium cylinder tubes and stainless steel piston rods, an advantageous range of stainless steel, aluminium and brass in commercially available qualities is now available to you.

Metalnews: January 2019

Milestone: New high-bay warehouse in hall 6

In December 2018 we were able to put our new high-bay warehouse and two automatic saw cells into operation. The layout of the whole system allows an optimal material flow and guarantees a high output.

With the new saw cells, the focus was on a high degree of automation and flexible, efficient processing of all order configurations.

The complete system is supplemented by two conventional automatic saws, a logistics zone with storage stations and a retrieval station with integrated packaging unit.

Metalnews: December 2018


As an industry pioneer for shop solutions in the steel and metal trade, we are once again setting new standards.

The advanced platform offers numerous new functions such as product finder, extended rotary calculator, article assembly, etc.

Of course, the simple, intuitive operation has been retained.

Christmas holidays

From December 24, 2018 until January 2, 2019 we will treat ourselves to a holiday break. We want to recharge our batteries in order to be able to serve and advise you at the highest level in the new year.

We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Metalnews: October 2018


Shafts hardened/ground

In addition to our established range of hard chrome plated piston rods, Brütsch/Rüegger Metals also has a lucrative range of inductively hardened and ground shafts:

  • Material: C50 / Cf53 (Wst. 1.1213)
  • Diameter D: 4 - 80 mm
  • Tolerance: h6 / h7
  • Surface hardness: 60 to 64 HRC
  • Hardening depth: 0.7 to 4.0 mm
  • Smooth ends
  • hardened and ground, optionally chrome-plated

These standard products are available from stock in fixed lengths or pre-assembled.

Application examples:

  • Linear Systems and Roller/Ball Bush Guides
  • Hydraulic applications, including piston tubes / telescopic cylinders
  • Axles and high-speed shafts
  • Rotary shafts/rolls for the printing, textile and paper industry
  • Race rings and spacer guides
  • General mechanical engineering
  • Automation and handling/feeding
  • Toolmaking / Punching / Mould making

Please direct your enquiries to our sales team on tel. 044 871 34 34 or by e-mail to sales@brr.ch

Dienstleistung Components

Machine parts and components according to customer drawings

In addition to just-in-time production, outsourcing is the second major trend that has led to massive change in the manufacturing industry. Historically, outsourcing services have been provided by manufacturing companies. Advantages in this constellation are certainly the competence in the area of manufacturing processes and the favorable cost situation resulting from a high utilization of production facilities. In contrast to the aforementioned variant, Brütsch/Rüegger Metals offers outsourcing based on material competence. For added value, Brütsch/Rüegger Metals relies on a comprehensive network from our existing customer base. As a materials supplier, we are thus also in a position to offer you a wide range of manufacturing technologies.

Brütsch/Rüegger Metals is thus also a competent full-service provider for outsourcing services, rounded off by a practical system for controlling and monitoring (logistics) processes.

Metalnews: april


Tool steels from stock

Our tool steel stock range introduced in 2015 has been continuously expanded due to strong demand:

  • Outer diameter 20 - 200 mm
  • Cold work tool steel Wst. 1.2842, Wst. 1.2379
  • Hot work tool steel Wst. 1.2343
  • Plastic mould steel Wst. 1.2312

In addition, many other common tool steels are available at short notice from the factory warehouse.

Please direct inquiries to our sales department, Tel. 044 871 34 34.

We would be pleased to demonstrate our capabilities as a full-range supplier of long products.

Price development

Steel prices continue to rise

The extremely strong and sustained demand for steel products has led to massively longer delivery times. In the case of individual special products, delivery times for new purchases are already in 2019. In line with this development, procurement prices have already risen sharply and the mills have announced further price increases. Thanks to prudent material planning, we continue to have a well-stocked inventory.

However, it is advisable to stock up and secure any special products and/or major requirements at an early stage so that there are no unpleasant surprises. Our sales team is at your disposal with words and deeds.

Quality first

Quality management system according to ISO 2001:2015

As part of the recertification audit according to the revision of ISO 9001:2015 standards by SQS, our quality management system was checked both for its conformity to the standards and for its functionality. By constantly optimizing our processes, we were able to successfully pass this recertification according to the new standard without any conditions.

In the future, you can continue to count on our services and the processes they require being continuously adapted to your individual needs. In this way, we want to constantly improve our service and maintain it at the highest level, true to our motto.

Are you sure about this?