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For more than 150 years, SCHMID has been synonymous with the development of groundbreaking technology solutions for dynamic industries.


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The SCHMID Group

The SCHMID Group encounters us daily. Either through smartphones, solar modules or modern energy storages. SCHMID masters processes which are needed in the most different industrial sectors and builds machines and automation systems perfectly tailored to the requirements.

The company group with its headquarters in Freudenstadt (Germany) has 1200 employees worldwide. Manufacturing sites in Germany, China, Turkey and USA as well as sales and service locations worldwide ensure local presence.

SCHMID conducts basic research and brings the technologies into mass production. Thus the company founded in 1864 provides affordable technical progress.

By always entering into new fields of application, four business units developed taking advantage of many synergistic effects: Electronics, Photovoltaics, Automation and Energy Systems.

Electronics
For over 50 years SCHMID is innovative partner for the electronics industry. The system and process solutions for the manufacture of printed circuit boards, displays and other electrical components ensure low production costs and increase the efficiency of the final products. SCHMID also uses the extensive wet process and automation competence for anodizing and chemical milling.

Photovoltaics
As technology leader SCHMID supplies highly efficient equipment for the total value chain of photovoltaics. The product range includes single equipment for wafer, cell and module production as well as turnkey production lines and complete factory solutions. Thin-film manufacturers also place their trust in SCHMID’s technological expertise.

Automation
The automation division specializes in automation and transportation systems – from single equipment to innovative factory automation. Our modular range of technologies, components and systems serves standard applications and is the basis for individual new developments.

For networking industrial production, assembly and logistics processes SCHMID provides the intelligent transport system montrac®. It links the production with monorails on which self-propelled shuttles bring goods up to 200 kg from one station to the next – automatically, reliably and around the clock. With over 1,500 installations montrac® counts among the most successful transportation systems worldwide.

Energy Systems
SCHMID Energy Systems develops, produces and distributes stationary energy storage based on the powerful Vanadium Redox Flow Technology. The EverFlow® product family includes compact storage solutions for home applications, battery containers for businesses and industry as well as large storages for energy suppliers.

Company data
Headquarters: Freudenstadt (Germany)
Staff members worldwide: 1200
Group members: 14 companies
Production locations: in Germany, China, Turkey and USA with a total production surface of 71.000 m² Overall performance 2015: over 140 Mil. €
Year of foundation: 1864


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