Microprecision Electronics SA is a Swiss company, which was founded near Lake Geneva in 1956. The company started out as a supplier of turned parts for the Swiss watch industry. Its expertise and experience in manufacturing precision mechanical parts led to the development of microswitches. Following the success of these switches, Microprecision Electronics decided to focus its efforts on the manufacture of this product line, and in particular sealed microswitches. Today, these microswitches are sold and used all over the world. In response to growing demand from America, Microprecision established a subsidiary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2005, in order to better meet the needs of American customers. With the acquisition of the LEDCO division of Wilbrecht Electronics Inc. in 2008, Microprecision was able to further strengthen its presence in the US market.