Why Axetris


Our outstanding qualified and committed employees make an important contribution today to the people and our environment of tomorrow. They are the basis of our success.

It is our responsibility to provide technologies that have a positive impact on our lives. Our experience, knowledge and an environment characterized by foresight, dynamism, and well-coordinated teamwork help us in this.

Axetris innovations in micro-optics and gas sensors are key building blocks for a better future.

Axetris - an attractive employer

Since the company was founded in 1998, Axetris has focused on micro-optics and gas sensors. Well-founded application knowledge, leading technological competence, consistently high product quality, and first-class customer support is what sets us apart. We invest in the continuous training and development of our employees and promote the internal and external transfer of knowledge.

Through commitment, trust and a good sense for the relevant technologies, Axetris AG has established itself as an industry-wide and internationally recognized competitor in micro-technologies.

Our employees work in a modern, networked infrastructure. We invest in new technologies and continuously expand our capacities. We operate our wafer and MEMS fabrication, sensor assembly and calibration under cleanroom conditions. Thanks to our vertical integration, we are an independent, reliable partner and supply high-tech building blocks for the future.

We live our corporate culture

Our corporate culture is based on values and rules of conduct which are laid down in our leadership principles and are lived daily by all of our Leister employees.

In doing so, we trust the expertise of our colleagues and maintain a dialogue with one another. Worldwide.

Market leader

Since our founding in 1949, we have grown consistently and successfully to a globally successful technology company.

Under our brand name Leister, we are the global leader in the development and sale of innovative plastic welding equipment and modules for industrial process heat.

Around the world, our brand Axetris stands for market leadership in customer-specific micro optical systems and high-precision gas sensors. 


Our export share of 98% makes us a global player. Thanks to our sales, service and integration partners in 100 countries and regional subsidiaries in India, China, Japan, the Benelux countries, Italy, Germany and the USA, we are close to our customers all over the world.

Customers and business partners from all over the world visit us in the heart of Switzerland.

People from 14 countries work at the Swiss companies of the Leister Group.


The companies of the Leister Group are leaders in innovation and technology. We offer solutions for a broad and diverse spectrum of applications and technologies and supply our global customers from almost every industry.

More than 15% of our employees in Switzerland work in research, development and specific customer projects.

Team players

Whether group director, business directors, managers, team leaders, specialists, trainees or interns, we treat each other as we would like to be treated. We show respect and fairness, and always support one another. By linking our skills and our expertise, we’re able to reach our potential and live out our team spirit, Worldwide, regardless of origin, education, or beliefs.

Entrepreneur in business

Our leadership principles are firmly established by our ability to think and act in an entrepreneurial way. We understand entrepreneurs to be personalities who take responsibility, look ahead and have a pioneering spirit, get engaged, inspire others and identify with our company, our products and our goals.

Committed and ready to perform

We reward good performance, initiative, commitment and the personal dedication of our employees. It’s their elite performance and motivation that ensure our global leadership position, today and in the future.

Employee development

We recognize the potential of our employees, create developmental opportunities and promote specialist, personal and management-related areas. Leister offers internal and group training, and supports individual training courses as needed.

We play an active role in providing apprenticeships for young people. In Switzerland, we have around 20 positions available for apprentices in different disciplines.

We offer interns various courses for their first, industrial experience at Leister and Axetris. We continue to support educational training that covers industry practices.

We support corporate responsibility

Our environment and the preservation of our habitats are held close to our heart. Which has led us to invest in environmentally friendly and sustainable energy concepts.

Our values, sports performance principles and enjoyment of our national sport have led us to decades of commitment to wrestling.

Through the Leister Foundation, we promote art and culture, and education and science in particular. In doing so, we focus especially on technical training for young people.

Quality of Life

For decades, we have been firmly anchored in Central Switzerland, in the Canton of Obwalden. An attractive location, centrally located in the heart of Switzerland. Our environment offers us a high quality of life in the midst of a great mountain landscape with attractive leisure opportunities.

Our employees

Axetris employees are committed to working together as an intelligent, highly professional community for our future and continued growth. It is our goal to attract talented people and offer them an exciting environment because they are the basis of our global success.

Our open, constructive and idea-friendly corporate culture promotes teamwork. We help and support each other to achieve our goal: outstanding products that ensure quality of life and safety worldwide.

Employees in dialog

Our committed and enthusiastic employees are our best ambassadors and a convincing reference to motivate new colleagues to take up a new position within the companies of the Leister Group.