Lead Bach

Lead Bach is a municipality in the Oberaargau the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The same name also carry a civic community and a Reformed congregation.


Lead Bach is located in the Upper Aargau in the Swiss Mittelland. The neighboring communities of north clockwise are starting Langenthal, Lotzwil, Rütschelen, Ochlenberg, Thörigen and Thunstetten.


The economy lead Bach is characterized by the company MDC Max Daetwyler AG. This develops and builds since 1965 plants for the production of rotogravure and flexo printing. In Lead Bach there is therefore far more jobs than residents of working age.


In the field of community lead Bach is the airfield Langenthal. It is operated by the Regional Association of Upper Aargau Aero Club of Switzerland; he has since May 2007, a 500 m long and 18 m wide asphalt runway.

The first grass runway and a hangar were created from 1934-35 Aero-Club Langenthal with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for military airfields. During WW2 a Fliegerkompanie in lead Bach was temporarily stationed; before and after the war, the airfield was used primarily for recreational flying (engine and gliders ), but also as a base for sightseeing flights. In 1951 the company moved Max Daetwyler at the airfield and opened a revision and repair operation, which ( especially for the Mirage program) manufactured from 1956 aircraft parts there. In 1982, the company was added Airla aircraft service.


Half-timbered house in the village center

Old wooden house in village center

Sons and daughters of the community

  • Heinz Imboden (born 1962 ), cyclist