From iron and steel to bits and bytes: Our 180 years of cutting-edge technology have been accompanied by vastly different developments and changes. Even today, the company is in the midst of another transition.
Schuler AG is a German company headquartered in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg which operates in the field of forming technology and is the world's largest manufacturer of presses. The presses are used to create car body sheets and other car parts as well as items such as beverage and aerosol cans, coins, sinks, large pipes, and parts for electric motors.
The secret of the Schuler's success has been our willingness to embark on new paths. It has taken many phases of change to transform the organization from the small metalworking shop of the past to today’s global player in forming technology. The company has production sites in Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, USA and China and in addition to the automotive industry and its suppliers, it also supplies the household appliances and electrical industry, the forging, energy, aerospace and railway industries as well as mints. In total, the company has a presence in 40 countries with its own sites and representatives. As of December 31, 2016, the company employed 6,617 people and in the 2016 fiscal year, it achieved a turnover of €1.2 billion. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) grew in 2015 to €95.4 million, the Group result was €77.4 million.
Even the company founder had to face this challenge. Aside from fruit mills and cider presses, Schuler also manufactures fire engines. Despite his initial success with these products, Schuler fears that he has taken on too many projects at the same time. But Louis Schuler was ready for radical changes, thereby forcing himself to direct his undivided attention to sheet metal working machines and other machine tools. Schuler is represented by companies in another 26 countries.
For years now, Schuler has played a pioneering role in the industry when it comes to blue-chip technology and innovation. From simulation through to series production, Schuler supplies prototypes and dies for complete vehicle assemblies and gearbox components. The future starts with Schuler. With tomorrow’s technology implemented by Schuler experts today, Schuler ensure the greatest possible productivity for automotive mass production. Whether C-frame presses, automatic blanking presses, knuckle-joint presses, servo presses or conventional mechanical transfer/ProgDie presses – together, Schuler can find the right solution for your success.
As the technological and global market leader for forming technology, we supply presses,
automation solutions, dies, process know-how and services for the entire metalworking
industry and lightweight automobile construction. Schuler customers include automotive
manufacturers and suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance,
packaging, energy and electronics industries. Schuler is a leading supplier of minting
presses and implements system solutions for a wide range of different high-tech sectors.
Schuler company has a presence in approximately 40 countries with roughly 6 600 employees. Schuler is majority-owned by the Austrian ANDRITZ Group.
C-BASEline presses: Type C-BASEline presses enable the cost-effective production of small and very small series and are available for manual operation (250 kN and 400 kN) or automatic operation (400 kN). Based on years of continuous optimization, these presses stand for reliability and quality.
Schuler also has different product lines as below:
* Mechanical press lines with Crossbar Feeder automation
To increase the cost-effectiveness of mechanical press lines, Schuler developed the Crossbar Feeder. In press lines with Crossbar Feeder automation, the panel is transported directly from press to press without intermediate stations. If required, the components can also be repositioned before placement into the die.
As compared to mechanical press lines with robot or feeder automation it is possible to achieve a significant increase in production rate, as high as 15 strokes per minute. In mechanical high-speed press lines the Crossbar Feeder can also handle loading of the first station press, as well as unloading the finished parts in the final station.
* Automotive Press Technology
The future starts with Schuler. With tomorrow’s technology implemented by our experts today, we ensure the greatest possible productivity for automotive mass production. Our systems meet the most demanding requirements and win over our customers worldwide. Flexibility and quality are what we stand for. With unique innovations that work in commercial production, we provide step-change improvements to the market, time and time again. Our ground-breaking new developments such as ServoDirect Technology, Schuler crossbar feeder automation or PCH technology for press hardening ensure that the best component quality, high availability and high productivity are achieved.
* ECOFORM Sustainable Forming Solutions
Schuler is moving ahead. With the development of technologies that enable our customers to produce with energy and resource efficiency, at the same time as improving productivity. Its name reveals what it does: ECOFORM.
As a pioneer, Schuler is laying the foundations for the press shop of the future with the ECOFORM sustainability program. With ECOFORM we are improving assemblies, system solutions, and forming processes in terms of energy. This is because ECOFORM is a groundbreaking program that combines innovation, sustainability and efficiency in an ideal way. And the future has already started: The first specific applications are already impressing our customers.
* Forging Technology
The right solution for every part: Process and system technology from Schuler puts you ahead of the game when it comes to international competition and quality.
From component development and method planning through to die engineering and the commissioning of efficient production systems. As a leading supplier in cold, warm and hot forging, we offer you full service from a single source. The integration of the Müller Weingarten and Bêché brand names has strengthened our product range even more.
The growing significance of forging in a number of future industries is owed to technical innovations that have emerged in the last few years. Among them are hydraulic forging presses that utilize EHF (efficient hydraulic forming) technology and the Schuler linear hammer with Servo drive technology for reduced energy requirements and greater flexibility, precision and cost-effectiveness.
* Stamping & Cutting Technology
Stamping and cutting systems from Schuler are used successfully in a very wide range of industries. They permit sheet metal parts to be produced flexibly and economically with the best quality, and overcome challenges such as large part quantities, complicated part geometries and processing high-strength materials. The breadth of our product range for economical series production of high-quality components is matched only by the requirements that exist in the various industries. Whether C-frame presses, automatic blanking presses, knuckle-joint presses, servo presses or conventional mechanical transfer/ProgDie presses – together, we can find the right solution for your success.