since 1958
Proficiency in Plastics

About us: specialists in foil and foam technologies

In the heart of Switzerland

Sarna Plastec AG is an independent company based in Alpnach, which develops, produces and distributes customised applications as well as technical mould and packaging elements in synthetic foils and foams.



You can count on our decades of experience. We are your professional partner, whether you require load carriers, economically priced Styrofoam packaging for one-way transport, foam packaging in high-quality EPP or EPE for reusable packaging. Our foams department also develops and manufactures tailor-made special orders for insulated packaging or construction components. Do you require an innovative foil product? We’ll be by your side from prototyping to the finished product. We manufacture high-quality pressure cuffs and many other products that you can offer to your clients.

Rooted in tradition – innovation

We do what we can – we are good at what we do – and we are always learning.

Kunststoff AG is founded in Sarnen by: Dr. V. Girtanner und H. Bähni
Products: Disposable nappies, paddling pools, etc. made of plastic foils.

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Expansion into foam production
Coolers, foam insulation panels (Sarnacel).


Founding of Sarna Kunststoff Holding AG and listing on the Zurich Stock Exchange. Founding of the subsidiary Sarnatech Folien- und Schaumstoffe AG.

Renaming of “Sarnatech Folien- und Schaumstoffe AG” to “Sarna Plastec AG”
Restructuring with 4 independent profit centres

Takeover of Sarna Group by Sika Group.

Management buyout of Sarna Plastec AG by Kurt Mäder and André Strasser.


Move into the new premises in Industriestrasse 19, Alpnach



Kurt Mäder
Chief Executive

I’m pleased to introduce you to our team

Marketing / Sales

Hans Ulrich Gasser
Manager of Sales

Sarina Lüscher
Marketing Manager

Finance and Accounting

Markus Weiler
Manager of Finance and Accounting

Lisbeth Abächerli
Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable


Daniela Fontana
HR Manager


Daniela Fontana
Sales Administration and Personnel Administration Manager

Marisette Roth

Colin Mäder
Part-Time Administration


Hansueli Gasser
Project Manager

 Olivier Widmer
Project Manager

Patrick Mäder
Project Manager

Gerhard Dillier
Project Manager


Daniel Bucher
Customer Acquisition Manager Foils Technology

Markus Odermatt
Customer Acquisition Manager Foams Technology

Quality Control

Markus Odermatt
Quality Control

R+D Strategic Acquisition

Florian Klein
Head of Technology and Strategic Purchasing


Thomas Ribas
Foils Production Manager

Peter Theiler
Foams Production Manager

We breathe culture

We encourage, challenge and live…

…with the goal to inspire our customers and advance successfully.

Unbelievable possibilities

Two of our projects are listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records. On 06/12/1998, we turned the church steeple in St. Niklaus VS to the largest Santa Claus in the world, standing 36.8 m tall. On 12/03/1999, we produced the longest tie in the world for the artist Anna Zgraggen at 57 m, which could even float on water thanks to an inflating system. On 07/12/2011 we realized a third Guiness book record with the largest igloo in the world. In Kühtai in the Tyrol a snowiglu with a diameter of 12 m was built with our IglooFormer.


How to find us

Sarna Plastec AG
Industriestrasse 19
CH-6055 Alpnach Dorf

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