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About us

SHW Schmiedetechnik presents itself

Steadily grown from centuries of tradition

SHW Schmiedetechnik today

SHW stands for tradition and progress in equal measure – and has done so since 1596! With our current 95 employees, we manufacture products such as tines, knives and flails for the agricultural machinery sector/industry. In addition, we produce hand tools for the garden as well as for construction, forestry and agriculture.

Our products are exported worldwide to every country with an agricultural machinery industry or with agriculture as an important branch of industry. With an export share of over 75 percent, we can justifiably call ourselves an internationally active company. In order to offer fast delivery times and the best possible customer service, we have established warehouses in Little Rock, Arkansas/USA and Retford/UK.

With the continuous improvement and modernisation of our manufacturing methods, we have always combined tradition with progress – always focusing on the high quality of our products. In order to meet this demand, SHW Schmiedetechnik uses only the highest quality special steels, which are processed using the latest forging technology.

Automatisierte Herstellung der Zinken bei SHW Schmiedetechnik

Tradition and progress since 1596

Lively and authentic

Our values

Thinking about tomorrow today, working together, dealing fairly with each other, learning from each other and experiencing the fun of success together as a team. These points are important to us for successful cooperation – and we prove it with our values.

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We are a team and work together every day to become even better. Our claim is to always deliver the best quality in product and service.

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We treat each other in a friendly, respectful and appreciative manner. We treat each other as equals and offer equal opportunities.

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We act economically and take responsibility for our actions. With vigilance and personal commitment, we sustainably care for our environment and the region.

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We respect each other and welcome other perspectives to make better decisions. Individuals make our team special. We develop through everyone’s creativity and commitment.

In the valley of the hammers

In 1996, the “Königshammer” museum was founded. Thanks to the initiative of a group of retired master blacksmiths!

Our history

Our company can look back on a centuries-old history that dates back to the 13th century. It all started with mining for iron ore and precious metals in Christophstal, about 3 km from the current location. The region was under the rule of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg, who was later appointed king. The latter promoted the mining of ores and the production of agricultural implements. The valley also owes its present name -Friedrichstal – to him. In 1600, the first hammer mill was established and the production of hand tools was verifiably started. The company, once owned by the state of Baden-Württemberg, was later sold and privatised to Schwäbische Hüttenwerke (parent company MAN). In 1996, the company was separated from the group and is 100% privately owned.

Our path to success

SHW Milestones


First mention of the original company with the name SHW


Year of foundation of the royal ironworks


Founding of the Christophstal site


Relocation of the company to its current location in Baiersbronn


Company name as an independent plant under the name SHW Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co. KG


New construction of a production hall for CNC machines


New construction of a hall for the powder coating plant and a storage hall for hand tools


Automation of tine production using robot technology


Start of new construction of a logistics centre in Freudenstadt

Interesting facts about SHW

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is the official founding year of SHW in Friedrichstal. The company history spans around 650 years.

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Employees work in production and administration and are looking forward to new colleagues.

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is the average length of service in years.

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tonnes of steel are processed each year - all Made in Germany.

Not talk, but action is our motto

We act sustainably

The environment is very close to our hearts at SHW. After all, we are surrounded by intact nature here in Friedrichstal. And we want to keep it that way. We are all the more pleased to have received certification for our energy management system. This award proves that we do our best to keep CO2 emissions in our production as low as possible. It fills us with joy that we meet the standards again this year and can thus make our contribution to preserving our environment.