THE SCHWINGENSCHLÖGEL FAMILY BUSINESS
Our company’s 110-year history is also the history of our family.
Stability over the decades is an invaluable asset and legacy to which we pledge ourselves. Our family philosophy is an open mind to new developments and yet also remaining responsible and prudent in our actions. These principles, in combination with social responsibility, are creating sustainable corporate success.
MD: DI Kurt Schwingenschlögel (Commercial Manager)
and DI Thomas Schwingenschlögel (Technical Manager)
THE STORY behIND Schwingenschlögel
This success story began when coppersmith craftsman and company founder Ernst SCHWINGENSCHLÖGEL founded a coppersmith business in Salzburg in 1900. His sons followed in his footsteps and continued running the business with great commitment even in difficult times of economic recession.
Entrepreneurial vision and innovation coined the business from the word go, driving the consistent development of the company from coppersmith to leading manufacturer of road tankers and silo trucks.
The company was a leader in their field in the mid-forties already when it replaced copper with aluminium and simultaneously also became a driving force in the development of metal inert gas welding. This also changed the products. While at first only stationary storage tanks were produced, the potential of combining container construction with vehicle construction soon became evident.
The first road tanker for transporting mineral oils was constructed in 1949, laying the foundation of the company today. Numerous national and international companies have since then placed their trust in our innovative SCHWINGENSCHLÖGEL products to thereby ensure their own success.
IN A NUTSHELL
Founding the coppersmith and boilermaking business in Salzburg
Radiator repairs and car body construction
Constructing aluminium storage tanks
Founding the Schwingenschlögel partnership
Construction of the Vogelweiderstraße works in Salzburg
Start-up of the Eugendorf works
Founding ofSchwingenschlögel GmbH
Start-up of the branch in Tribuswinkel
OUR PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
From the onset, a pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial vision were important building blocks in the development of the company. SCHWINGENSCHLÖGEL consistently set new standards in vehicle and container construction by their innovative ideas and state-of-the-art developments, combined with top safety standards.
In every section of the company state-of-the-art plant and machinery are deployed to ensure that design, construction and manufacturing will offer innovative solutions to meet all customer requirements.
Product Development Milestones
Construction of the first road tanker made from pure aluminium for transportation of mineral oils
Construction of the first silo trucks
Manufacture of Austria‘s first self-supporting tanker semi-trailer
Development of a double wedge-shaped tank
Expansion of the range to include tankers for chemicals and foodstuffs
Rail containers and swap bodies
CryoGo: the new generation of tanker semi-trailers
Development of EcoGo- the aerodynamically optimised tanker semi-trailer.