We have passionately developed and produced leading outdoor instrumentation for vehicles for over 45 years.


Veratron was established in 2018 to serve its customers with high quality, cost competitive products. With more than 45 years of knowhow in our company, we provide the market with premium instruments for vehicles. Our customers know us for our short time to market from development to start of production and reliable supply. We have all competences on board to deliver high value solutions from first sketches to the final product.


The name has changed several times, but many of the people developing our first-class instruments have been with us since the beginning. More than 45 years’ experience and knowhow have been accumulated within Veratron, allowing us to provide the market with cutting edge technology and premium instruments for vehicles of all kinds.

1972 – 1991 Foundation & Growth:
  • 1972
    Foundation of VDO Technik AG at new production plant at Rüthi / Switzerland. Production of passenger car instrument clusters for Swedish car manufacturer, as wellas Speedo- and tachometers for Austrian motorcycle and car manufacturers.
  • 1975
    First production of mechanical speedometers for bicycles and mechanical fuel level sensors and gauges.
  • 1979
    The production of central door locking systems for two major German car manufacturers begins.
  • 1986
    Focus on production of bi-metal instruments for all German car manufacturers. New production processes implemented to produce up to 25,000 units per day.
  • 1989
    Expansion of facility and integration of marine business.

1992 – 2001 Diversification:
  • 1992
    Start of PCB assembly in Rüthi / Switzerland.
  • 1998
    Production of instruments for British off-road vehicle manufacturer.
  • 1999
    Engine monitoring instrument for biggest US outboard engine manufacturer – first development and production of color display for Marine application.
  • 2001
    ATV instrument – first development for off-road application.

2002 – 2007 Change:
  • 2002
    First system solutions for industrial applications are developed and produced.
  • 2004
    Instrumentation for larger US construction machineries manufacturer developed and produced.
  • 2005
    Icon motorcycle manufacturer in US orders first instruments in Rüthi.
  • 2006
    Start of production of fuel level sensors for trucks.
  • 2007
    Production plant refreshed and made ready for further expansion.

  • 2008 – 2017 New Opportunities:
  • 2008
    The production of tractor instrument clusters starts.
  • 2010
    Up to date 2 million instruments were delivered to US motorcycle manufacturer.
  • 2013
    The biggest marine engine manufacturer becomes the first Japanese customer to order from the Rüthi plant. Two new European premium motorcycle brands follow.
  • 2014
    Rüthi becomes the Marine market group within Continental. Further focus on marine instruments.
  • 2017
    A famous Japanese engine, motorcycle and car manufacturer is added as the next important customer in the marine segment.

  • 2018 onward:
  • 2018
    The management being partly on board for over 20 years buys the Marine and PA Business from Continental and founds the new company Veratron.
  • 2019
    Development of premium and cutting edge Veratron products. Ongoing development and production of VDO Marine products.