HISTORY

The history of schmelzer

Ambros Schmelzer, the founder of the company Schmelzer was born in Fichtelberg in 1889. Already at a young age the idea came up to start up a small handicraft business in the basement of an apartment building in his hometown. However, one year later when the first world war started this development was stopped. Only at the end of this destructive war Ambros Schmelzer was able to return to work and to continue the company business. In 1927 he moved to his first own tinsmith’s workshop and his own home located in the Bahnhofstraße of Waldershof.

Until the beginning of the 50s the company was acting solely as a plumber, which covers high roofs and installs roof drainages. During this time the onion shaped tower of the church of Waldershof has also been completed which still makes up the image of the city. At the beginning of the 50s the series production of metal pipes started. These pipes were mostly used for agricultural purposes for example blast tubes and pipeworks for field choppers. Today the production of pipes is still a core business of the company.

  • Foundation

    Ambros Schmelzer took his first steps and founded a small handicraft business in the basement of an apartment building in Fichtelberg.

  • Relocation to the first own tinsmith’s workshop

    Relocation to his first own tinsmith’s workshop and his own home located in the Bahnhofstraße of Waldershof. Until the beginning of the 50s the company was acting solely as a plumber, which covers high roofs and installs roof drainages.

  • Establishment of a further business segment

    Establishment of a further business sector: First series production of pipe for the agricultural sector

  • Business takeover by Alfred Schmelzer

    Alfred Schmelzer takes over his father’s business

  • Construction of a production hall

    Construction of a production hall on the current premises in Waldershof

  • Business expansion Waldershof

    Expansion of a further production and storage hall due to an increasing demand of Schmelzer pipes.

  • First exports

    First export activities in neighbouring countries. International connections can be strengthened and further developed due to reliable and on-time deliveries.

  • Business expansion Waldershof

    Expansion of the production site by addition of further production and storage halls.

  • Foundation of the business segment “Moulding Technology”

    Introduction of a new business segment “Moulding Technology”

  • New production hall Schmelzer Formentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

    The new production hall of the Schmelzer Moulding Technology GmbH & Co. KG is production ready. Qualified skilled workers produce technical injection moulds, stamping and bending tools as well as progressive tools on machines of the newest generation.

  • Business takeover by Gerhard Schmelzer

    Mr. Gerhard Schmelzer takes over his father’s business in the third generation. The geographical proximity to the Czech Republic is used and the first foreign production in Chodová Planá was founded.

  • Business expansion in Waldershof

    Expansion of a further production and assembly hall in Waldershof with an area of 1,100 square meters.

  • Cooperation with an assembly company in Slovenia

    Cooperation with an assembly company in Slovenia. The company Schmelzer & Pisek d.o.o. installs piping systems all over Europe. The Schmelzer product portfolio is therewith completed.

  • Opening of an sales office in Ukraine

    New opening of a further sales office near Nikolaev, Ukraine

  • Opening of an sales office in Russia

    New opening of a further sales office in Woronesch, Russia

  • New building of plant 4 in Waldershof

    Expansion of a new production hall in Waldershof – plant 4

  • New building of plant 3 in Chodová Planá

    New construction of plant 3 in Chodová Planá

  • Foundation of Schmelzer Agro India

    Foundation of Schmelzer Agro India

  • Foundation of Schmelzer Bulgaria

    Foundation of Schmelzer Bulgaria

  • Foundation of Schmelzer & Asociados Spain

    Foundation of Schmelzer & Asociados Spain