the centre of Europe
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The German holding Schmalz develops and manufactures vacuum systems that are used in various industries for the automation of production processes. For more than 100 years of history, the company has changed several lines of activity, and is now a leading manufacturer in the field of vacuum technology.
In 1910, the German inventor Johannes Schmalz opened a razor blade factory in Glatten. Products under the Glattis brand have gained popularity not only in Germany and Europe. It was exported to China and African countries. The sales volume reached 600 thousand units. per month.
In 1945, the management of the company passed to the son of Johannes Schmalz Arthur. By that time, due to the popularization of electric shavers, the demand for blades began to fall, and in 1948 it was decided to repurpose the enterprise. The plant switched to the production of ladders for aircraft, trolleys for luggage and mail, transport equipment for production shops.
In 1984, a representative of the third generation of the dynasty Kurt Schmalz took over the reins, and two years later his brother Wolfgang also appeared on the board of directors. Together with the new management, a new era of the company began, associated with innovative vacuum technologies. The first product was a generator for fixing doors during processing, commissioned by a carpentry workshop. Soon the plant was completely reoriented to the production of vacuum technology.
Today, production workshops occupy an area of over 10 thousand m2. The company has 15 foreign offices around the world, including in Russia. The company has been honored with the Outstanding Innovation Award.