In 1982 Combination of Saurer with the Franz Brozincevic & Cie Wetzikon (FBW) on commercial vehicle company Arbon & Wetzikon (NAW). Daimler-Benz was involved with 40%.
The founder of Franz Brozincevic et Cie Motorwagenfabrik Wetzikon AG was a Croatian engineer, Franz Brozincevic, who in 1909 designed a chain-drive truck for the Swiss Post Office powered by his own design of gasoline engine. Called the Franz, the truck was further developed into a range of shalt-drive machines for up to 5 tonnes payload. In 1914 the Franz operations were absorbed into Motorwagenfabrik Berna AG, Franz Brozincevic becoming Berna's general manager. After differences with Berna's management lie resigned and established his own company, FBW, at the former premises of Schweizer Motorwagenfabrik. In 1922 FBW built their first 4-cylinder gasoline engine and introduced a double-reduction rear axle. Two years later a licence was granted to Henschel & Sohn to build FBW vehicles in Kassel, Germany.