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PAYER International
Technologies GmbH &
PAYER Medical GmbH

Reiteregg 6
8151 St. Bartholomä

+43 3123 2881 0



Buschenschlössl Sonneck


To this day, PAYER's headquarters is a castle, the Buschenschlössl Sonneck, located west of Graz in the heart of Styria. The history of the castle can be traced back to the 14th century. Back then, a small noble seat of the Ligister family stood on the site of the present castle. In 1404 a "Ligaster Hoff" is mentioned for the first time under the name "Sunnekh".

In the course of the next centuries there were several changes of ownership until it was bought by Josef Kaiser in 1884. He had the estate extended to its present form. In 1951, Eduard Payer bought the Buschenschlössl and made it the headquarters of the PAYER Group in 1952. In 2016 the entire building was renovated and shines in new splendor.


This year, the world experiences an unusual time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – a time when cohesion, mutual support and social responsibility are more important than ever. We have used our resources and competences during this time and developed as well as produced the face shield "PAYERprotect" in cooperation with the Graz University of Technology in order to contribute to the containment of the pandemic.

We also had the opportunity to present the face shield to our Federal Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, and Austrian decision makers. [Photo © Atelier Jungwirth]




Employees are the most important resource of a company. Therefore, PAYER has decided to implement the PAYER ACADEMY. It is a sophisticated development program for the whole PAYER Group in order to improve and support the personnel development of the PAYER employees.


We celebrate - 70th anniversary of PAYER! Numerous guests accepted the invitation of the PAYER Management to the Styrian company headquarters. PAYER Austria welcomed employees and their families, a delegation from China and Hungary, the owner family HUI from Malaysia as well as representatives of Austria, Chamber of Commerce President Josef Herk, IV Managing Director Gernot Pagger and the mayor of the community St. Bartholomä Josef Birnstingl.

The year 2016 is also characterized by innovative hair removal products and beauty devices for global leading brands. The further development regarding cutting performance, functionality and design of the products shape the future thanks to highest quality and innovative solutions.



PAYER enhanced its existing business portfolio by connecting existing knowledge as well as competences with market requirements. Therefore, a Medical Competence Center was founded at the headquarters. PAYER Austria, the Technology & Innovation Center of the Group, has specialized in manufacturing products for medical technology - in the areas of surgery, ventilation and diagnostics with a focus on special disposables, microfluidic products and smaller assemblies.





A further location was established and founded in Suzhou, China.
Two years later, the production area was enlarged to 8,000 m².





The Malaysian entrepreneurial family HUI acquired PAYER in the early 2000s. Due to their existing network in Asia, the foundation stone for an expansion into the Asian market was laid.





PAYER expanded to the East – a joint-venture with a Hungarian company was founded. Five years later, PAYER took over 100% and executed a change of name. In 2007, the location was completely restored and modernized.


Utterly elegant and quite luxurious was the way the titanium-processed shaver - which was the product of the design cooperation with F.A. Porsche - presented itself in the year of our 40th anniversary. Moreover, silvered shavers presented in the "clothing by Porsche" were successfully launched.


PAYER exported the shaver "Craftsman" to the USA. It was successfully distributed in catalogues of the gigantic US mail-order company Sears, Roebuck and Company.


The shaver Payer-Lux Super was already equipped with a comb shaving head.
The Payer-Lux Super was highly sophisticated and was a great success for PAYER.




Since business was going well, more space was needed. Therefore, Mr. Payer was looking for a new business location. He acquired the Buschenschlössl Sonneck, which is a castle to the west of Styria. The castle became headquarters of the company – and still is it today.




Eduard Payer founded the company
with the vision of producing
the world’s best shaver for men.

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With 3 international locations, we are strategically well positioned in order to support our global customers.

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