Company & History

Company & History

Relianz was founded at the end of 1945 as a branch of Welti-Furrer, Transporte & Lagerhäuser in Zurich.

The original purpose of the company was "trading in goods of all kinds", but the focus soon shifted to the repair and trade of used jute sacks. Over the years, however, the focus increasingly shifted to the production of new jute sacks. 

In the heyday of the 1950s to early 1970s (Korea Boom), production employed over 150 people and was one of the largest employers in the region. At the same time, wholesale trade with West Bengal (India), China and Thailand, the countries of origin of jute, was also started.  

In the following decades, Relianz expanded into other Western European countries and built up its own branches. 

The product range was continuously supplemented with plastic and paper packaging and thus constantly adapted to changing customer requirements. Today, the group is managed by the third generation of the family, the brothers Andreas & Thomas Engeler.

Committed to tradition: Our customers, their needs and the constantly changing market requirements are still at the centre of all our activities.


Watch this video to find out who is behind Relianz AG, how we work and why it is interesting for you to work with us as a customer or supplier.
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