Confon AG

Company Profile

The Company - CONFON AG - Spikes-Spider
The Company
Injection Moulding - CONFON AG - Spikes-Spider
Injection Moulding
Injection Moulding - CONFON AG - Spikes-Spider
Injection Moulding

Confon AG is an owner operated medium size manufacturing company located in Rheineck (Switzerland) which has specialized on development, production and worldwide distribution of snow chains under the brand name "Spikes-Spider" and designed high quality desk top accessories under the brand name arlac".

Founded in 1979 by Heiko Ippen, the company specialized right from the beginning on high quality synthetic products. Hereby, apart from development and production of the brand "arlac" which is well known since 1909, a new field was developed: the first studded snow chain made of synthetic material with worldwide approval - the Spikes-Spider, which is mounted on the wheels within seconds.

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Automatic Assembly

The "Spikes-Spider" product range is being permanently enlarged with innovative products which are distributed worldwide. Numerous famous car brands such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Fiat, Ford, GM, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo have adopted Spikes-Spider to their assortment after extensive tests in cooperation with their international establishments.

All Confon AG products are being manufactured under highest quality standards in Switzerland. Innovative concepts, attractive design and outstanding finishing techniques are the basis for a successful assortment, which is being distributed worldwide successfully since 30 years.

Today the company is being operated by the owner’s daughter, Helene Ippen, and her husband, Bernhard Barz, who want to carry on the company philosophy "design, innovation and quality" into future also especially in view to the choice of the company’s location in Switzerland.

Helene Ippen
General Manager