SCHMUHL – HISTORY: OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FIBER COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY

The family-owned company SCHMUHL, which today operates as Schmuhl Faserverbundtechnik GmbH & Co KG, manufactures fiber-reinforced plastic components, as well as complete systems, and has written an impressive success story since our foundation in 1986.

Today, Schmuhl is an important supplier for customers in a wide range of industries, and a prominent developer and partner in the high-tech sector.

The following presentation offers a closer look at the history of our company, highlighting key moments and turning points that have had a lasting impact on the company to this day.

Milestones in our from the company's history:

starting point for schmuhl fiber composite technology:

Historie Schmuhl Rennbobschlitten
1972
1972
Company founder Klaus-Peter Schmuhl became project manager for racing sleds and bobsleigh sports equipment at the Scientific Center of the German Sled and Bobsleigh Sports Association of the GDR (DSBV of the GDR), the Research and Development Center for Sports Equipment Berlin (FES) in Oberhof / Thuringia. Here he was able to gain his first experience in lightweight construction and, with fiber composite materials (glass and carbon fiber reinforced plastics). One example of his successful work was during the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck. With the sports equipment he helped to develop, and of course, the great athletes, Olympic gold was won twice in the bobsleigh competitions.
1972
Historie - Schmuhl Wasserski und Zugboot
1986
1986
Schmuhl Plast-Verarbeitung was founded by Peter Schmuhl in Lothra, Thuringia. His first products were competition water skis and water ski towing boats.
1986
Schmuhl Campinganhaenger CFK
1987
1987
Glass reinforced plastics (GRP) covers for camping trailers we produced.
1987
Deckel Bauteil
1990
1990
Due to German reunification, there were no more orders in the "new federal states" and so the company needed had to adapt. Peter Schmuhl found a helpful partner in the Stuttgart area, in the form of the company "Rolf Wolfangel". This partnership resulted in a very smooth relaunch. Schmuhl was able to draw on Wolfangel's wealth of experience, thus winning new orders.
1990
1991
1991
The company "Schmuhl und Partner GmbH & Co. KG" was founded, with Peter Schmuhl as managing partner, and the company "Wolfangel" as co-partner. The company expanded and moved into our new location in Liebschütz, Thuringia.
1991
IGA Stuttgart_Imtamin Monorail Kabinen
1992
1992
Peter Schmuhl's son, Markus Schmuhl, joins the company as production manager.
New products: Production of complete cabins, including cabling, for the IGA-Stuttgart on behalf of the company "Intamin".
1992
1995
1995
From 1995 production of a complete cab, including painting and glazing for Mercedes-Dornier.

M30 doors up to 2500 units/year
1995
Schmuhl Bau der Halle2
1996
1996
Construction of a new production area (600 m²)
1996
1996
1996
Production begins on components for the Unimog UX100 driver's cab, made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) for the company "Mercedes".

Construction and commissioning (in-house development) of 1st robot processing cell.
1996
2000
2000
Start of production of the CFRP crew compartment for fire engines
2000
2002
2002
Construction of Production Hall 3, including an office wing (approx. 600 m² production area)

Shareholding transfer – Peter Schmuhl becomes the sole shareholder (100%) of "Schmuhl Faserverbundtechnik GmbH & Co KG".
2002
Siemens MRT Magnetom "Avanto"
2004
2004
New products for the medical technology field: complete MRI housings, "Plug and Play" systems for "Magnetom Avanto" and "Somatom plus”, as well as MRI beds for Siemens as "Just-in-Sequence" delivery.

Production of aviation components (Wega100)

Expansion of the office and production wings (Hall 4).
2004
Klaus-Peter Schmuhl
2006
2006
Construction of Hall 5, production and office space - resulting in a total production area of ca. 5000 m²

Acquisition of a 5-axis CNC milling machine with 5.300 x 3.500 x 1.200 mm machining format.

New products: Liebherr crane cabin, MRI beds
2006
Schmuhl Krankabine
2006
2006
Crane cabin using the RTM process
2006
Flagge von China
2007
2007
Founding of Joint Venture in China
2007
MRT-Liege
2008
2008
Production of Siemens- MRI-bed using the RTM process begins
2008
Logo TU Ilmenau
2008
2008
Co-initiation and co-financing of an Endowed Professorship for Plastics Technology at TU-Ilmenau
2008
CFK Monocoque Groesse
2009
2009
Monocoque: co-development and manufacture of carbon fiber composite components
2009
Veranstaltung
2010
2010
Founding of "Schmuhl Fiber Composite Co. LTD" (100 % subsidiary) in Qingdao, China. Products: MRI and CT beds
2010
Prinoth beast Kabine
2011
2011
Co-development and production of the cabin for the snow groome “Beast”, for the company "Prinoth" (Italy)
2011
Innovationen für Hightech-Lösungen – Krankabine
2011
2011
Production of the fiber composite components of the driver's cab of the GMK6300L mobile crane, for the company "Manitowoc"
2011
CT Liege Herstellung
2012
2012
2012 Start of the series production of CT bed systems
2012
PKW CFK Batterieabdeckung
2014
2014
Series production of battery housing made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, for passenger cars
2014
Schmuhl, Rosenbaum
2016
2016
Shareholder restructuring and expansion (shareholders: Peter Schmuhl, Markus Schmuhl, and Frank Rosenbaum)
2016
Schmuhl Spritzanlage
2019
2019
Installation of a new painting booth
2019
CFK Leichtbau Tank
2020
2020
Start of series production for aviation components

- Lightweight toilets for passenger aircraft

- Lightweight water tanks for passenger aircraft
2020

weitere historische Produktbeispiele

Sitze für Activkino
Simpson Transportroller
Kläranlagen Abdeckung Durchmesser 30 Meter
Montage und Klebevorrichtung
Multicar-Tür
Liebherr Krankabine
Hochbahn
Mercedes – UX 100 – Kabine CFK
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