schwartz – quality and innovation for more than three decades

For more than 30 years, we have been on record as a leading manufacturer of heat treatment equipment for the press hardening, hardening, annealing, forging and brazing of steels, nonferrous metals and aluminum. We are the global market leader in the field of heat treatment solutions for press hardening.

Our advanced heat treatment systems have proven their merits many times over in automotive manufacturing and its supplier industries, steel and nonferrous metals processing, and in the aircraft industry. Today, these installations are in use all over the globe. In the automotive sector, we supply directly to vehicle manufacturers as a tier 1 and tier 2 supplier or act as a vendor to their direct suppliers.
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Customized heat treatment systems, made to measure

Heat treatment systems made by schwartz GmbH are designed and built individually to match specific user requirements, relying on our expertise and experience in this field since 1984.
Our equipment allows heat treatment processes to be carried out in air, protective gas and/or reactive atmospheres. For the heat treatment of aluminum in particular, we design and manufacture equipment with high-convection heating methods.

Innovation based on experience

Throughout the decades, our innovative technologies have gained centre stage time and again. Thus, in the summer of 2015, we were honoured with the AC² Innovation Award bestowed by the Aachen Region.

schwartz worldwide

At the nine locations of the schwartz group we have 23,500 m² production area and further 4,500 m² office space and employ about 240 people while the staff complement at our headquarters site in Simmerath is currently at around 160. There are around 4,500 m² of floor space dedicated to the manufacture, assembly and factory inspection of heat treatment equipment.
All equipment is designed exclusively at our headquarters in Simmerath. Manufacturing is also carried out in Simmerath as well as at our second production site in Aachen.
Throughout the production process, from design to commissioning, we comply with the most exacting standards to meet your requirements at all times.

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