Start-up stage of COMET Group


COMET AG was founded in 1948 as “Gesellschaft für elektronische Röhren AG” by Gerhard Steck in Berne-Liebefeld, Switzerland.

Seven Swiss investors contributed CHF 1.5 million in start-up capital for the production of fixed anode x-ray tubes for medical applications. This was in response to bottlenecks in x-ray tube production for medical applications immediately following World War II.

In 1950 Dr. Beat Steck, the founder’s son, took over the helm of this young pioneering company, heading the sales department.