Together with affiliated companies Hirsch and Hirsch Ruckstuhl, Hirsch Performance has a history of success that goes back for almost 40 years. Originally established in 1967 as a Saab dealership, the organisation has grown to become a Saab competence centre with activities that stretch far beyond the borders of Switzerland.
Georg Hirsch (senior) takes over the Saab dealership in St. Gallen.
Twenty years later the current Hirsch AG is formed with René Hirsch as CEO.
The new company Carline AG is formed, specialising in bespoke car production. This later becomes Hirsch Performance AG.
The foundations for the current core competence of Hirsch Performance are laid – the development of technologies for performance upgrades for Saab vehicles.
Hirsch AG and Hirsch Performance AG acquire a new head office at Zürcher Strasse 202 in St. Gallen, offering a modern and effective infrastructure.
With the establishment of Hirsch Ruckstuhl AG with its head office Kloten, the Hirsch Group take a strategic step towards the Zurich area.
Under the brand name "Saab Performance by Hirsch", Saab Automobile AB in Trollhättan and Hirsch Performance AG seal the official and worldwide exclusive partnership for Saab performance upgrades.
The Hirsch Group wins the "Innovation Award" of the Swiss Automotive Trade Organisation for its innovative and successful customer relationship management.
To handle the growth of Hirsch Performance on the international market more space is required. New premises very close to the Hirsch Group headquarters are acquired at Zürcher Strasse 204f. The company is awarded 2nd place in the "KMU Primus" award for SME's in recognition of its contribution to the economy of Eastern Switzerland.
Hirsch Performance introduces ISO9001:2000 quality management.
Hirsch Performance upgrades to ISO9001:2008 quality management.