We have come full circle
As of 1 January 2018, Thomas and Charlotte Frieden and René Lauper sold their shares of Frieden Ltd. to Patrick and Brigitte Aeschbacher, owners of Bläuer AG in Thun. This, in a certain way, continues a family history: Male successors of the company’s founder, Emil Frieden, continued as goldsmiths. Thomas Frieden marks the third generation. Emil’s granddaughter, Ursula Frieden, stayed in the trade through marriage to Fred Bläuer. In 2000, they sold their business to Patrick and Brigitte Aeschbacher, and 120 years after founding Frieden manufacturers, two companies with the same roots start a new venture together.