Company History

1975 - Beat Roos is starting Business with AUTOMOBILES ROOS at the Seftigenstrasse in Wabern, Berne
- Takeover of Honda-Agency
- Start with Services for ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA
- One-man business
1976 - Removal of the company to Berne to the Güterstrasse
- Takeover of LANCIA-Agency additionaly to Honda
- Employees: 2
1977 - Affiliation of the Bodyshop
- Contractual takeover of the ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA - agency
- Vertretung
- Employees: 4
1983 - Removal of the company to Frauenkappelen, Murtenstrasse 88
- Give up of the LANCIA-Agency
1986 - Opening of the new built Showroom for ASTON MARTIN and LAGONDA
1989 - Give up of the HONDA-Agency
- Planning of the new location at the Murtenstrasse (99) 103
- Phase
1990 - Partial removal to the new location
- Opening of the own engine workshop
- Change of the company name from AUTOMOBILES ROOS to ROOS ENGINEERING
- Employees: 5
1991 - Moving in to the generous service workshop, wash room and spare parts store at the Murtenstrasse (99) 103
- Employees: 6
1992 - Founding of the company ROOS CLASSIC CARS Ltd.
- Opening of the sales exhibition for more than 20 vehicles
- Employees: 8
1993 - Transfer of the Bodyshop into the basement
- Extension of the engine workshop
- Assembly and restorations in the basement
- Start-up of the engine test facilities
- Covered surface 1353 m2
1996 - Start of the first own vehicle on the basis of the LAGONDA, the LAGONDA SHOOTING BRAKE, September 1996
- Employees: 12
1997 - Integrating of the ROOS CLASSIC CARS Ltd. into the ROOS ENGINEERING, now ROOS ENGINEERING Ltd.
- Planning and start of the project ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE SHOOTING BRAKE, the second own vehicle on the basis of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage
1998 - PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE victory with the restored ASTON MARTIN DB4GT/108; the most exclusive competition of the world
- Replacement of the test facilities brake to a prototype of ZOELLNER Kiel, digital measurements up to 2000 Nm
1999 - Hand over of the ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE SHOOTING BRAKE made in Switzerland by ROOS ENGINEERING Ltd. to the client in Germany. The fastest and strongest estate car of the world!
2000 - Hand over of the LAGONDA SHOOTING BRAKE made in Switzerland, the lowest 4-door estate car of the world!
- Employees: 12
2005 - Anniversary 30 years ROOS ENGINEERING Ltd
2006 - Completion of the ASTON MARTIN V8 LWB SHOOTING BRAKE made in Switzerland
- Employees: 12
2009 - Employees: 15
2010 - Anniversary 35 years ROOS ENGINEERING Ltd
- Finnishing restauration of DB5/2008/R - Original James Bond "007" Goldfinger movie car with presentation in the Swiss Museum for Transportation.
2011 - Removal to Safenwil
2012 - Commissioning test cell
2013 - Opening of the new electrical Workshop
2015 - 40 years Roos Engineering LTD
- May, moving in the new building with Emil Frey Classics AG
2018 - 1. January 2018 Merger with Emil Frey Classics AG