November 1st, 1960
Formation of E. Schmid Maschinenbau. Everything started with a head full of ideas, a lathe and a great deal of dedication in a space of just 8 m2 in a barn belonging to the founder's parents.
Relocation of the workshop to the residential building in Gottlieb-Sauer-Straße. 40 m2 were available here and the company's first employee was hired.
Conversion of the former barn and relocation to this building, now with 70 m2 of space and four employees.
Addition of a workshop offering 250 m2 of space
The first apprentice was hired.
Design and production of the universal dead stop.
Series production of the first small lathe.
New assembly building at Melchinger Str. 19 with 1100 m2 of floor Space.
Construction of the second assembly building.
Addition of the third assembly building.
Formation of Schmid Konstruktionen.
Addition of an administration building.
Addition of the fourth assembly building.
Formation of the electrical design department.
Patent application for the Peoplemover.
Formation of EST GmbH+Co. KG at Oberkochen.
Installation of a paint shop with a modern exhaust system.
Acquisition of INDA Wasserstrahltechnik GmbH at Neckartailfingen.
Addition of the PM assembly building for large-scale projects.
Opening of the company cafeteria.
Emil Schmid receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Addition of a manufacturing building.
Acquisition of A. Markert Clean-tec GmbH at Engstingen.
Commissioning of the first Peoplemover at Pfullingen.
An oversized assembly line for engine assembly is designed and built, with a conveyor length of 1.2 km. Truck and trailer made 84 round trips to deliver the entire system.
Addition of the "Südhalle" (South Hall), an assembly building requiring 45,000 m3 of excavation, 3,500 t of pre fabricated concrete parts and 1000 t of concrete; shop floor: 4,500 m2, 142 m long and 32 m wide.
Schmid Maschinenbau celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.
15,500 m2 of manufacturing and assembly space are available at Sonnenbühl. Global floor space: 25,000 m2
Employees of Schmid Maschinenbau: 240
Employees of the Schmid Gruppe: 350