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Schwartz GmbH

schwartz GmbH is a leading manufacturer of heat treatment equipment for press hardening, hardening, annealing, forging and brazing of steels, non-ferrous metals and aluminum.

In the field of heat treatment solutions for press hardening schwartz is the global market leader.

 

schwartz high-technology heat treatment systems are tailor-made to the needs and expectations of a global clientele and are employed successfully all over the world.

In the automotive sector, schwartz supplies directly to vehicle manufacturers as a tier 1 and tier 2 supplier or act as a vendor to their direct suppliers.

 

Since the beginning of 2019 CONEX Die Solutions AB is part of schwartz. The Swedish manufacturer of press dies for sheet metal forming specializes in die making for press hardening processes.

 

 

Company history schwartz GmbH

1984                Founded by Rolf Schwartz in Gevelsberg to manufacture and design heat treatment systems for steel, aluminum and nonferrous metals

 

1995                For the first time, press-hardened steel parts heat-treated with schwartz GmbH's equipment are integrated into a vehicle

 

1998                The company's headquarters is moved to Simmerath where it is still located today

 

2011                The subsidiary „chwartz Heat Treatment Systems Asia Co., Ltd. is founded in Kunshan near Shanghai, PR China

 

2012                schwartz, Inc. is founded as a service operation in Oswego near Chicago (Illinois)/USA. Today it is located in Naperville (Illinois)

 

2013                Over 80 % of all press-hardened steel components used in cars worldwide are heated in schwartz heat treatment equipment

 

2016                schwartz GmbH is officially acknowledged by the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) as the global market leader in the field of heat treatment systems for press hardening applications

2016                schwartz GmbH acquires Hütte GmbH, a manufacturer of heat treatment equipment in Düren/Germany

 

2017 - 2018    Opening of three further service locations in China

 

2019                CONEX AB, a Swedish manufacturer of press dies for sheet metal forming, with head office in Luleå, Sweden and another site in Kalix, Sweden, is now part of schwartz

 

 

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