Plastic
and innovation at
cutting-edge

Gebr. Schwarz Ltd. situated in Rottweil-Neukirch is a cutting-edge technology company for plastic and tool technology. Founded in 1966, the company has approximately 200 employees nationally and internationally currently for accurate, sophisticated and innovative plastic system solutions with optimal manufacturing processes.

Company history

1966: 
Business formation in Rottweil-Neukirch - emphasis on tool construction - operated by the brothers Felix and Gebhard Schwarz. First orders were produced for the radio, television and meter industry.

1975:
Expansion of production and automation: development of new multi-coloured plastic technology. New industries and markets in the consumer and IT sector were supplied (domestic appliances, recreational products, footwear techniques).

1984:
Entry into 3D CAD and CAM technology

1991:
First metal substitutes in medical engineering through the development of endoscope manipulation components in multi-autoclavable plastics.

1992:
Implementation of module assembly technology.

1994:
First certification according to ISO 9001.

1999:
Commissioning of second plant- focus on plastic injection moulding, advanced injection moulding machine park, assembly lines, high-end logistics systems and ultra-short-path series production.

2002:

  • Quality management system: ISO/TS 16949 certification
  • Environmental management system: Certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001
  • UL-certificate: QMMY2.E231945
 

2004:
Extension of the assembly capabilities concerning ESD protected area and integration of supply chain management. First fully automated manufacturing facility of high complex projects: injection moulding, assembly, packaging (all in one).

2007:
Implementation of the first system coupled with the BDE system to ensure 100% part traceability up to the level of manufacturing parameters.

2008:
Foundation of subsidiary „Schwarz Schmidt Tooling Ltd.“ for the international sourcing of tools for the Asian market.

2010:
Innovation through new technologies. Development and integration of IMD (in mould decoration) technology.

2011:
Consolidation of plant 1 and plant 2 to industrial estate Eferen in Rottweil-Neukirch. Expansion of storage capacity from 2.800 m² to additionally 6.000 storage spaces. Excellent connections of tooling to serial production floor with approx. 900 m².

2013:
Extension of simulation capabilties by deflection analysis tools, to reduce iterations during tool manufacturing.

2014:
Use of additive manufacturing technology through integration of a 3D printer based on the FDM technology.

2015 State today:
Production of innovative plastic system solutions.

Gebr. SCHWARZ
Facts and Figures

Tool Shop:
Production floor approx. 900 m²
Development, project planning, design and production of technically sophisticated injection moulding tools.

Batch production:
Production and logistic area approximately 10.800 m². Realization of precision plastic solutions, plastic injection moulding, assembly, permanent optimization of production processes through continuous improvement methods.

Number of workforce:
Tool construction, full-scale production, assembly and administration: 200 employees

 

Customer structure:
Close, cooperative cooperation with customers from diverse industries - automotive, communication & IT, measuring and electrical engineering, medical and laboratory technology, industry & design as well as environmental engineering.

Priority:
Development and implementation of innovative system solutions geared to the needs of the customers and the requirements of the market.