Our values

Familiar

As a company, we are a strong and reliable team that treats each other respectfully and constructively. 

We value honesty, commitment and appreciation for our partners. Our commitment extends beyond our own concerns and includes a strong social awareness.

Dynamic

In our mechanical engineering company, we are open, dynamic and future-oriented.

We take a proactive approach, are courageous and find unconventional solutions. Rapid adaptation to the market and customer needs is a matter of course for us. Digitalization is a central concern.

Focused

Our main focus is on welding technology, to which we dedicate ourselves intensively and with great motivation. We continuously invest in our further training and remain eager to learn and hungry for new things.

Our aim is to continuously perfect our machines, and to achieve this we work in a focused, efficient, persistent and targeted manner.

Our history

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1980

Foundation of Schnelldorfer Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH by Georg Fohrer.

The company begins manufacturing and selling industrial equipment in steel and metal construction. An important product is transport racks for the automotive industry.

1987

Expansion of the product range to include simple welding automation solutions. Purchase of the company by Klaus Schülein after the unexpected death of Georg Fohrer.

1989

The first LNA longitudinal seam welding machine is built and is a widely sold product on the German market in the years following reunification.

The first special solutions for the automation of welding tasks are realized.

1992

The company's first trade fair appearance at the Euroblech 92 in Hanover.

The enhanced longitudinal seam welding machine, now equipped with a programmable logic controller (PLC), is given the brand name ELENA® and is presented in the new standard color RAL 4006.

1994

Change of name to Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau GmbH. At the same time, the company focuses on the high-quality automation of complex welding tasks. Dr. Wolf joins the company as Managing Director.

1998

The CORNERWELD clamping and machine concept for welding corners is developed. In the following years, standardization takes place through the implementation of many customer projects.

2000

Design and construction of an automatic welding line for the production of airbag cold gas generators with four interlinked welding stations.

2002

Inauguration of a new assembly hall and a further office building with space for the expanded construction departments and reception area.

2006

Use of the first welding robots at Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau to solve special welding tasks. Development of a complex fixture system for welding stainless steel containers in the white goods sector.

2008

The machine type ELENA® VI for automatic clamping and longitudinal seam welding of pipes is developed. Patent protection is applied for the new clamping concept.

2010

Increasingly complex clamping devices with their own PLC control for robot welding with arc and laser processes are designed, built and integrated into the production processes in partnership with the customer.

2011

Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau GmbH achieves a new record turnover in the course of the good economic situation. The continuously developed ELENA® longitudinal seam welding machine continues to make a fundamental contribution to the company's success. After 17 years as Managing Director, Dr. Wolf retires. Dr. Daus takes over the management of the company.

2012

Introduction of ERP/CRM system fully completed

The introduction was preceded by well over a year of selection and preparation. A high level of commitment and the desire for continuous improvement among all employees ensured the success of the system implementation. Our customers benefit first and foremost from an integrated ERP system, as the highest level of process reliability is now achieved.

2013

Opening of the Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau UK Ltd. sales office in Great Britain

In order to meet increasing international inquiries, Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau's sales department was strengthened with an office in Great Britain.

2014

Development of the ELENA LASER

It is a further development of the ELENA series for longitudinal weld seams. It took two years of development work before the prototype was launched. The biggest challenge was to sheathe the machine in such a way that it can be used safely with laser technology and remains user-friendly.

2015

Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau inaugurates new office building

The 640 square meters of the shimmering black cube offer the construction employees a modern working environment. The expansion was necessary because the number of employees has doubled in the last five years.

2016

Development of the LINEARWELD

The development of the new LINEARWELD is completed. The special feature here is that the longitudinal seam welding machines can be adapted even better to the customer's needs thanks to a highly modular system.

2017

At over 6 meters, Schnelldorfer builds the longest clamping bench to date

A longitudinal seam welding machine with a maximum welding length of 6200 mm is developed, built and successfully put into operation at the customer's premises. Another important building block in the Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau product portfolio.

2018

Change in the management team

Mr. Martin Feuchter takes over the management from Dr. Friedrich Daus in the summer. Together with Mr. Klaus Schülein, who remains Managing Partner, he will manage Schnelldorfer Maschinenbau GmbH in the future.

2020

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, we were able to record stable sales. Thanks to our dedicated employees and our flexible business strategy, we got through the year well and successfully overcame the crisis!

2023

In 2023, we recorded record sales, 75% of which were generated from the export business.

Thanks to our many years of experience and our strong focus on outstanding customer service, we have been able to successfully build and maintain stable relationships. This underlines the robustness of our international trading relationships with customers and distributors worldwide.

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