SOLIS was founded by Dr. W. Schaufelberger in 1908. He constructed the famous SOLIS heating pad and brought it onto the market at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The construction of a worldwide ground breaking range of professional hair dryers followed and in 1933 hairdryer production began in Zurich. ‘Swiss Made’ – there was growing interest in SOLIS products all over the world.
Subsequently in 1943, the production was relocated to the south of Switzerland to Mendrisio. The export efforts in the area of hairdryers have paid off. Since the fifties, SOLIS products have been available on the American market and in 1971 SOLIS hairdryers were introduced into hairdressing salons in Japan. Today SOLIS export their professional hairdryers to over 40 countries.
The entrepreneur Willi A. Nauer took over SOLIS AG in 1983 and built it up to the SOLIS group. His son Thomas Nauer has taken over on 1 January 2013. Nowadays, SOLIS is organised in 3 strategic business divisions: Hospitality, Professional and Home.