Hauptsitz des Unternehmens in Glatten


Consistent customer orientation and groundbreaking innovations, excellent quality and comprehensive consulting competence make Schmalz the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions.

Innovative products, award-winning working conditions, sustainable use of resources: Schmalz offers extraordinary solutions. The family-run business is the world’s leading supplier of vacuum technology. At the company headquarters in Germany and in 19 further companies, about 1,500 employees sell vacuum components and gripping systems for automation, vacuum lifting devices and crane systems for manual work processes, and vacuum clamping technology for processing wood and metal.

The broad range of potential applications for Schmalz products and services requires comprehensive expertise and maximum flexibility – two of our company’s main strengths. Schmalz offers its customers highly efficient solutions that are precisely customized for their specific applications. Customers worldwide value the vacuum specialist’s expert consultations and consistent focus on customer requirements. A highly competent and consistent customer orientation is distinguished from Schmalz.


  • DIN ISO 9001 (quality management) since 1994
  • DIN ISO 14001 (environmental management) since 1997
  • DIN ISO 50001 (energy management) since 2012
  • Authorized Economic Operator – Customs Simplifications (AEO C) since 2012
  • Known Consignor since 2013

Market importance

  • Schmalz is the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions


  • Around 1,500 worldwide

Innovation indicators

  • About 450 international patents and counting
  • 8.5% of revenues spent on research and development

Sales network

  • 20 Schmalz companies worldwide
  • Sales partners in more than 60 countries