The family business Dietlin Swiss Showcases celebrated its 165th anniversary.
No past, no future.
In 1854, the head of the first generation, also called Xavier Dietlin, establishes a metalworking workshop in Porrentruy in the Swiss Jura. Soon recognized for its artisanship in ornamental ironwork, Dietlin’s company is called to Paris to participate in the construction of the staircase at the Gare d'Orsay (1900), a Paris landmark to this day.
Louis Dietlin in Porrentruy, Switzerland 1920
More recently, Xavier Dietlin's father had specialized in construction and metal fabrication. In particular, he worked with the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez on the Olympic Museum in Lausanne from 1991 until its inauguration in 1993.
Today, Dietlin is in its 5th generation. Xavier Dietlin officially took the helm in 2002, initiating the transformation process from metal fabrications to revolutionary showcases for the luxury sector.
In 2006, the family business took its know-how a step further. The Raptor window was born and was to become a topic of conversation around the world. For the first time, a showcase for luxury watches had no protective glass. A clever system makes the watch disappear when someone approaches it.
The watchmaking industry began to entrust him with a number of hugely complex projects around the world, closely followed by jewelers, prestigious museums (MoMA) and multinationals including Mercedes Benz, Huawei and Philip Morris.
Today, the company is renowned the world over for inventing and producing the most innovative, cutting-edge display cases. (Excerpt from PME Magazine)
On 24 June 2015, Xavier Dietlin received the “Family Business Award” from the European University Business School at the Hotel Président Wilson in Geneva.
Dirk Craen (EU president), Xavier Dietlin, Hubert Dietlin and Ann Craen (EU)
On october 28th 2016 at Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Xavier Dietlin was nominated for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 award Switzerland.
Xavier Dietlin (with Raymond Knigge from Interinam)
Nicolas, Xavier and Emilie Dietlin: a family business.
Louis Dietlin (6th generation) in the family workshop 2015
Original certificate 1871
Xavier Dietlin in Porrentruy 1880