In 2022 Trikno AG took over the shares of the former Knobel AG. Trikno is specialized in manfacturing depositiors and moulding equipment for the chocolate industry . The company distinguishes itself by an impressive innovation and development stragety leading to a high-end range of computer controlled chocolate moulding lines and 3D capable depositing technology.

about Trikno

Trikno stands for innovation, flexibility and modularity. In their well equipped 3.500 m2 plant Trikno, which is a continuation of the former Knobel company, maintains an ultra-modern machinepark using computer integrated manufacturing technology to produce the strongest stainless steel machine frames and the most accurate depositors available in the market today. Trikno holds international patents for their cold-press technology and innovative spiral cooling concept. The company is famous for their gearless servo controlled depositors and for the application of their ‘Hiflex’ robotic pick & place technology in scraping, demoulding, etc. The modular concept allows for building a complete line in steps, to upgrade capacities or to change product ranges by adding the needed machinery into the open architecture of the Trikno network-linked systems. Moulds travel loose and free of any chain from one to the next production stage. Cooling takes place in the compact and patented spirals free from attachment. The de-moulding also handles the moulds independently. This allows for the use of  different mould materials (polycarbonate moulds, vacuum formed blisters, frames) in one line. The mould detection system reads the identification codes and initiates product specific actions in each step of the process. Trikno is a reliable supplier to the chocolatier that wants to have a leading edge in production technology. 

scope of supply

  • Chocolate- and filling depositors
  • One-shot or Cold-press technology
  • Chocolate moulding lines
  • Cooling tunnels
  • Decoration lines with 3D depositing technology
  • Free-dressing depositors



Company name Trikno AG
Company domicile Felben-Wellhousen, Switzerland
Production location Felben-Wellhousen, Switzerland

Year of initial establishment (Knobel AG)

Take over by Trikno AG 2022
Nr. of FTE's 30-50
Installed base 1600+
Sales volume in Mln Euro 5-10
Export ratio 90%
Member of group No

unique selling points

  • Modular designed lines
  • Highest possible accuracy
  • Robotic applications
  • Cold-press technology
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