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PX Group history

The group was founded in 1976 by Pierre-Olivier Chave, and today has around ten companies, mainly based in Switzerland and Malaysia (Swiss Profile).

The Group’s history traces a long tradition of expertise in metal processing, as well as in the manufacture of semi-finished precious and non-precious metal products from rolling, drawing and cutting operations.

Its success lies in its ability to renew and innovate, while relying on the synergies developed between the Group’s companies.


PX Précinox becomes a member of the Swiss Triple Impact Repertoire. Its sustainability strategy and commitments - in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - are set out with concrete measures, for a sustainable and responsible future.


Creation of the PX Foundation by the group's founder and chairman, and opening up of the group's share capital to top management.


Strengthening our partnership with Dynacor Gold Inc. The company is engaged in gold production by processing ore purchased from the ASM (artisanal and small-scale mining) industry.


PX Group participates in the creation of Engreen SA, a company active in organic waste recovery and renewable energy production. The company is jointly owned by three entities: Groupe E Greenwatt, PX Group and EL SA.


Renewal of the Board of Directors, with new multidisciplinary skills and strengthened governance.


PX Précinox is awarded the 2018 Swiss Ethics Prize for its PX Impact® label.


PX Group celebrates its 40th anniversary. This jubilee confirms the development of the Group and its entities, and perpetuates its activities. On this anniversary, the Group presents a constellation of ten autonomous companies - employing over five hundred people worldwide - united around one basic idea: to enhance the value of artisanal know-how in metal treatment and processing.



The PX GROUP Board of Directors appointed Philippe Chave as CEO of the Metallurgy business group and Sylvain Chave as CEO of the Tools business. Founder Pierre-Olivier Chave was appointed Chairman of the group.



PX SERVICES SA established. The company engineers and produces state-of-the-art, ultra-competitive machinery. Each project is designed, developed and managed in-house.


Philippe Chave, Pierre-Olivier Chave's eldest son, took over at the head of the Malaysian subsidiary, SWISS PROFILE (M) Sdn Bhd.


Creation of PX DENTAL SA, a leader in dental alloys. This small paramedical unit exploits the group's values and industrial talent outside the traditional metallurgy sector.


Takeover by PX GROUP of Marc Sandoz SA (established 1952), which manufactures and markets precision tools and diamond grinding wheels. This added the final link in a chain in which semi-finished products are supplied for machining by the client. The company, under its new name PX TOOLS SA, specialises in the manufacture of hard metal tools.


Creation of PX Holding SA (later PX GROUP SA) to oversee the group's constituent companies.



As part of its diversification strategy, PX GROUP opened a subsidiary, SWISS PROFILE (M) Sdn Bhd, in Penang, Malaysia, to manufacture semi-finished products. Sylvain Chave, Pierre-Olivier Chave's younger son, took charge of production.


Pierre-Olivier Chave founds PX Précinox in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company specializes in semi-finished metal products. It was the Group's first company and, seven years later, would become the PX Group.