Company/History

Swabian diligence, the will to achieve something and a healthy tenacity: These were the ingredients with which EMIL SCHMID MASCHINENBAU was founded 60 years ago.

Today, the company operates together with the companies EST TECHNOLOGIE, SCHMID CLEANTECH and SCHMID MACHINERY as the SCHMID GROUP – an association that manufactures the best possible product for its customers.


2021

  • Integration of former employees of copperING (Wernigerode) into the E-Motive segment at Emil Schmid Maschinenbau.
  • Expansion of the "Electromobility" division.

2020

  • 60th anniversary of Emil Schmid Maschinenbau.

2019

  • Emil Schmid Maschinenbau moves into its new company building in Sonnenbühl/Willmandingen.

2018

  • EST moves into its new company building in Aalen-Ebnat.

2017

  • Handover of management to the next generation.
  • Change of company name to "Emil Schmid Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG".

2016

  • 15,500 m2 of production and assembly space is available in Sonnenbühl.
    Worldwide: 25,000m2

    Employees at Emil Schmid Maschinenbau: 240
    Employees at the
    SCHMID Gruppe: 350

2013

  • Participation in Schiller Automation in Sonnenbühl.

2012

  • Founding of Schmid Machinery in Changzhou.

2010

  • Emil Schmid Maschinenbau celebrated its 50th company anniversary in 2010.

2008

  • Construction of the assembly hall "South Hall", excavation 45,000m3, concrete parts 3,500 t and 1,000 t concrete, area: 4,500 m2, 142 m long and 32 m wide.

2004

  • Oversized assembly line for engine assembly is developed and built with a line length of 1.2 km. The truck and trailer drove 84 times to deliver the system.

2001

  • Acquisition of A. Markert Clean-tec GmbH in Engstingen.
  • Commissioning of the first people mover in Pfullingen.

2001

  • New construction of a production hall.

2000

  • Opening of a company restaurant.
  • Employees 112
  • Emil Schmid receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

1999

  • New PM assembly hall for major projects.

1997

  • Acquisition of INDA Wasserstrahltechnik GmbH in Neckartailfingen.

1996

  • Construction of a paint shop with modern extraction.

1994

  • Founding of EST GmbH+Co. KG in Oberkochen.

1992

  • Patent application for Peoplemover.

1990

  • New construction of the fourth assembly hall.
  • Employees 80
  • Founding of the electronics department.

1989

  • Construction of an administration building.

1988

  • Founding of Schmid Constructions.

1986

  • Extension by third assembly hall.
  • Employees 55

1985

  • New construction of the second assembly hall.

1979

  • New construction Melchinger Str. 19 with 1,100 m2 production area.
  • Employees 25

1978

  • Production of the first small lathe.

1975

  • Universal stop is developed and produced.

1974

  • The first apprentice is hired.

1973

  • Extension of a hall with 250 m2
  • Employee: 10

1969

  • Conversion and move into the former barn with 70 m2 and 4 employees.

1964

  • The workshop moves to the house on Gottlieb-Sauer-Strasse.
  • 40 m2 are available and the first employee is hired.

1. November 1960

  • Founding of E. Schmid mechanical engineering.
  • It all started with a head full of ideas, a lathe and a lot of commitment in just 8 m2 in the parental barn.
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