Headquarters in Glatten, Germany


Schmalz is the worldwide leading provider of automation, handling and clamping systems, providing customers in numerous industries with innovative, efficient solutions based on vacuum technology. Schmalz products are used in a wide variety of production processes – for example, as grippers on robot arms in the production of car bodies, in CNC machining centers as clamping solutions for furniture pieces, or used by an operator to lift items ranging from boxes to solar modules.

Schmalz customers can either choose from a diverse line of components or they can benefit from a complete solution that is custom-tailored to their requirements. Schmalz is dedicated to its customers, providing groundbreaking innovation, exceptional quality and comprehensive consultancy.

The company is headquartered in Glatten (Black Forest region of Germany) and is active in 16 additional countries with their own subsidiaries. Schmalz employs a total of more than 1100 persons worldwide.


Satisfied customers and a secure future are essential parts of our vision.

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Our Self-Understanding

Sustainability and fairness have formed the basis of Schmalz’ corporate policy for generations.

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Business Areas

Schmalz is divided into three business areas: Automation, handling and clamping technologies. With the help of vacuum technology, we are able to increase the efficiency of production processes in these markets.

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Company History

Schmalz - An eventful history. From the beginning, continuous change has been a constant companion of our company.

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Schmalz has received numerous awards in various areas, including awards for environmental protection and diverse innovations.

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