Comet AG is founded by Gerhard Steck in Berne-Liebefeld, Switzerland in 1948. It will produce fixed anode X-ray tubes for medical applications.
The company leases several floors in a brand-new factory building that is ideally located in a well-developed area.
Switzerland lacks the highly qualified specialists that the new company needs, so it hires skilled glassblowers and vacuum specialists from East Germany and Italy and hires a young X-ray engineer from France.
From the very beginning, the company aims to ensure it develops a highly skilled workforce, hiring only the very best professionals.