Following the passing of Corsair Sarl’s founder, Nick Spanner 2 years ago, we spoke to son and Managing Director Jordan (far left) who talks us through the company’s future plans.
As a family business that started in Switzerland back in 2006, Corsair Sarl operates under ‘the principles of the very best service and prices’ they can offer. With over 72 years’ experience between the team, Corsair are confident in offering help and advice with all power transmission and bearing issues.
We spoke to Managing Director, Jordan Spanner, about the recent changes following his father’s death, and what plans the company has for the future.
How was Corsair set up, where are you based and what is the history of the company?
My father, Nick Spanner started Corsair Sarl in 2006 to service the local market here in Switzerland.
We are located not too far from the shores of Lake Neuchâtel (the largest lake in Switzerland not counting Lake Geneva/ Lac Leman which is shared between France and Switzerland).
Breaking into a small market such as Switzerland, where competition has been around for decades, is not an easy task. However, Dad loved a challenge, as do I. Over the years we have become a very well-respected supplier to some of Switzerland’s big manufacturing facilities. We have achieved this by proving time and time again that technical knowledge, paired with experience and impeccable service is what every customer should expect! And that’s what they get when working with Corsair.
Obviously, your father Nick was a very well-known and respected member of the BearingNet community. How has it been since he passed away?
It has not been easy as Dad has left a big hole in our family and in our extended bearing family. But Dad always made it clear that a good work ethic is important and so, business must continue as usual.
How has the BearingNet community helped you during this period?
All the supportive messages and encouragement and the advice from the community has been very helpful and much appreciated. The support we have received has been invaluable, and above and beyond business. So, a big thank you to everyone.
How has the transition period been for Corsair?
Despite the usual difficulties, I have been taught by one of the best in the field and I have the bit between my teeth now and we are raring to go!
Your father’s shoes are big ones to fill – will you continue his legacy in the same way or are there changes in the pipeline?
My father built a great foundation for Corsair over the years, and I am so glad that I had the honour to work with him for 12 of them. Of course, his legacy will live on in the work ethic he exemplified, and with that there are some big changes coming in the near future for Corsair and we are excited to be able to share those with you soon! Corsair as a company has been going from strength-to-strength each year with new distributions and expansion projects on the horizon.
What is the main success behind Corsair?
We are not afraid of work and are always looking for more. My team has been brilliant at adapting to the recent changes we faced. We have big aspirations for the future and will continue to work within the bearing community to provide customers with the best service and pricing.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with us Jordan, we wish you all the best with your future endeavours at Corsair Sarl and we look forward to seeing the exciting projects unfold in the near future.