History

Chronology

1931 The company "W.E. Flückiger" was found by Willy Flückiger, dental engineer, producing various elements (rods, hooks, etc.).
1944 Foundation of another company bearing the name "Produits Dentaires Sàrl". This company focuses on the manufacture of root canal instruments, posts and various screws.
1990 The split of "Flückiger & Huguenin SA" into two independent companies: "Flückiger and Huguenin Dentaire SA", specialised in the manufacture and commercialisation of dental articles and "Flückiger & Huguenin Appliques SA", specialised in making dials for the watch industry.
1994 Jean-Claude Rouiller took over the company "Flückiger & Huguenin Dentaire SA" and became the CEO and sole shareholder. The company was renamed “FKG Dentaire SA”.
1997 Development of a completely revolutionary rotary NiTi instrument, the"Race" (Reamers with Alternating Cutting Edges). New CNC machines were developed to produce these new files in NiTi.
1998 In order to comply with the regulatory and legal market obligations, FKG obtained the certification ISO 9002 / EN 46002
1999 Launch of the SMD "SafetyMemoDisc", a decrementing system to master metal fatigue.
2001 Certification acquired for "Quality Management System" according to ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / EN 46001 and CE certification (Dir. 93/42/CEE). Development of a new design for the NiTi rotary instrument, the "Rondo".
2004 Record breaking to celebrate FKG Dentaire 10th anniversary.
2007 Launch of a new line of manual ergonomic instruments with an integrated decrementing system, the SMG "SafetyMemoGrip". Growing fast, the company relocated to a new building located at Le Crêt-du-Locle.
2008 Launch of the new file sequence "BioRace".
2010 Thanks to the growth of FKG business, an extension of 5'400 m2 was made to the new building.
2011 Jean-Claude Rouiller’s son, Thierry, became the new General Manager. Launch of the new files sequence “iRace”.
2012 FKG wins the Swiss Venture Club Award for its dynamism, high product quality, and its continuing innovation.
2013 FKG adopts a new corporate identity. Launch of the FKG endodontic motor, the “Rooter®”, a new sequence of biological and conservative instruments, “BT-Race™”, and a new 3D obturation system, “TotalFill®”. Inauguration of a clean room intended for a range of sterile ready to use products. Opening of a branch in Dubai and training centres in Dubai and Oslo.
2014 FKG celebrates its 20th anniversary. Opening of a state‑of‑the‑art training centre in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
2015 Development of an exclusive FKG alloy, the “MaxWire®”. Launch of a revolutionary  and extremely flexible instrument for optimal cleaning of the canals, the “XP-endo® Finisher”, and a new zero taper glidepath instrument, the  “BT-Apisafe”.
2016 The XP-endo® Shaper is the latest addition to the XP-endo® range. It is a truly innovative shaping instrument which can be used to radically simplify endodontic sequences.
2017 FKG presents its new Rooter™ S endodontic motor. The outstanding feature of this new instrument is its ability to be used both on its own and in combination with the new apex locator from FKG, the S-Apex™.