After a long while of planning and refurbishing the Fortis production workshop, the grand re-opening was scheduled for Friday, 13th March. All was in place for a great party with a long guest list including the Mayor of Grenchen, François Scheidegger who was going to cut the band and officially announce the opening of the new Fortis atelier.
However, with the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the health and safety of our staff and guests had to be prioritised and as a direct result, the event was cancelled and postponed to a later point in summer.
The new premises opened without the party. Here is what Jupp Philipp said about the new atelier: