Schwarzmüller: 25 years in the Czech Republic
Freinberg, 18th October 2018
Since opening its first site in 1993, Schwarzmüller s.r.o. has experienced extremely successful progress and is currently the number two commercial vehicle supplier in the Czech Republic. In recent years, its production facility in Žebrák has become a centre of excellence for high-quality, complex construction vehicles. It was fitted with a new assembly line in 2017, which is expected to become fully operational this year. Managing Director, Radim Panek, says: "The internal trade fair showcased our extensive portfolio and on-going innovations, while providing an opportunity to thank our partners and staff for their excellent collaboration, which has made a significant contribution to our success."
31,000 square metres of buildings
Schwarzmüller s.r.o. was founded on 18 January 1993 with headquarters in Zbiroh and relocated to a newly-built factory in Žebrák in 1998. This was followed in 1999 by its office in Bohumin in North Moravia, focussing on service, repair and replacement parts sales. In 2002 and 2007, the facility was extended to include two more vehicle production halls. In total, therefore, the Schwarzmüller plant in Žebrák has over 31,000 square metres of buildings and an overall area of 112,000 square metres. Together with the Bohumin office, it currently employs 417 staff. Its service portfolio includes the sale of new vehicles, the service and maintenance of trailers, semi-trailers and truck bodies of all makes, the production and sale of hydraulic hoses, general repairs (including replacement parts sales), the rental of a total of 170 trailers and semi-trailers, as well as its used vehicle business. Schwarzmüller's production portfolio at its Czech factory includes steel tippers, platform trailers and refrigerated/box vehicles, with an annual volume of around 1,750 units.
The internal trade fair for customers and staff on 14 and 15 September showcased the main product developments and entire production portfolio of the Schwarzmüller plant. Customers and staff as well as apprentices and students were also able to learn about innovative production technologies directly on the factory floor. A further highlight were the latest products of numerous partners, such as Volvo, MAN, Scania, Tatra, DAF, Iveco, MN, Renault and Ford. A varied supporting programme for the entire family rounded off the successful event.
For further information:
Mister Panek Radim, Schwarzmüller s.r.o. Czech Republic, CEO
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: +420 311 908–234
The Schwarzmüller Group is one of Europe's largest full-service providers for utility commercial vehicles and currently has locations in 21 countries, predominantly in Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe. As a leader in technology and innovation, the company sets industry benchmarks, and with more than 140 years of experience, it is the leading specialist for individual transport solutions. The most important industries for Schwarzmüller utility vehicles are long-distance transport, construction, petroleum, food and lumber. Schwarzmüller manufactures around 8,900 utility vehicles per year, employs around 2,290 people and generated 350 million euros in revenue last year (2017). Alongside the production locations in Austria (Hanzing), the Czech Republic (Zebrak) and Hungary (Budapest), the company offers a Europe-wide network of 350 service points.