PORTRAIT OF ROLOTEC
Rolotec was founded in 1985 in Biel, Switzerland. The company name was shaped by its initial specialisation in robotic and logistics technology. Amongst other things, software was developed for driverless transport systems. This work led to the acquisition of profound knowledge on how to handle huge amounts of data which must be processed in realtime.
In this way, the foundation for the transition to the world of stock exchanges was laid. Rolotec has been developing software since the 1980s for the Telekurs Group (today part of SIX Group), and in doing so has specialised particularly in processing and presenting stock market information.
With the emergence of the Internet, Rolotec established itself in the area of developing and operating display solutions. Today, the daily web-based stock market share price quotes in Switzerland are still predominantly handled by Rolotec systems. In addition to this, we have customers in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Specialising in software in the finance industry has created new niche opportunities for Rolotec. We bring together the advantages of stock market information and knowledge management systems, calculate inner values of Exchange Traded Funds, indices and other securities, and have also written software for an anti-money laundering application.
The majority of our employees are IT engineers. The company is headquartered in Biel, Switzerland. Since 1998, the Telekurs Group has been the majority shareholder. As a result of the fusion of Swiss Exchange SWX, the SIS Group and the Telekurs Group at the start
of 2008 to form SIX Group, the latter is now the new majority shareholder. As an infrastructure company with international business activities, SIX Group is a supporting pillar in Switzerland’s role as a financial centre – and Rolotec delivers its members tailor-made software solutions.