Schmidt & Heinzmann

Schmidt & Heinzmann, founded in 1949, owns an international reputation as a reliable and high quality machine and equipment supplier. A highly specialized team of more than 100 people is employed at the headquarters in Bruchsal, Southwest Germany. In its nearly seven decades on the market, the company has proven its know-how setting a benchmark for quality in the field of plastic processing machinery and equipment. The quality and performance of Schmidt & Heinzmann products have therefore already won over hundreds of customers in more than 70 countries.

Schmidt & Heinzmann is proud of its position as market leader for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) production technologies and its additional product range in the field of fiber reinforced plastics machinery. The company`s comprehensive product portfolio also includes cutting systems for all types of fibers, as well as Polyester plate production lines.


Schmidt & Heinzmann

CAMX 2018 – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

15 – 18 October 2018

It would be a pleasure to see you on our booth #J17 between 15 and 18 October 2018 in Dallas, USA. Details will follow soon.

Schmidt & Heinzmann

Composites Europe 2018 – International Composites Event 06 – 08 November 2018 in Stuttgart

06 – 08 November 2018

Visit us on the Composites Europe show at Messe Stuttgart on 06-08 November 2018.

  • You can find us in hall 9 booth C19.


Register here for your free ticket from Schmidt & Heinzmann:


Schmidt & Heinzmann is getting bigger

September 21st, 2018

Good news from the Headquarters in Bruchsal, Germany! We’re increasing our production hall and the construction work is already in full swing.



Three new apprentices at Schmidt & Heinzmann

September 3rd, 2018

We welcome our new apprentices at S&H. They’ll start their apprenticeship as industrial and construction mechanics today.

Welcome, have fun and much success!

Christian Fais

New Director Sales North/South America

August 8th, 2018

We’d like to introduce our new Director Sales for North & South America: Christian Fais.

Christian is responsible for the North/South American Region in Sales, Marketing and New Business Development. His vast knowledge and working experience, covers all aspects in Sales, Technical Customer Support, Service and Project Management. He is living in the USA since 2007 and has a lot of experience in composites, machinery and plastics.

We are very delightet to announce him as our newest team member.

New Schmidt & Heinzmann Office in China

Juni 21st, 2018

上海你好 – Hello Shanghai. This is our new office in China!

CompositesWorld meets S&H

April 13th, 2018

An SMC machinery provider adds automation – this is the title of a new blog article at CompositesWorld magazine.

It is written by Sara Black and gives an all-around view about the automated bonding cell for composite parts from Schmidt & Heinzmann. You can find the article here.

CompositesWorld is a B2B media brand which produces different types of media around the global composites market.

Test center started up with S&H preforming cell

April 12th, 2018

A German based composite technology company expands its R&D center by using automated preforming processes from cutting the glass fiber fleeces to the composite leaf springs.

A gripper takes the fleeces of 300 -2.200 mm and stacks them accurately in order to start the preforming. The preform, which can be up to 100 mm high, is sliced by an ultrasonic cutter providing clearly defined edges.

This process is supported by a 6 axis robot keeping the required tension in the glass fiber fleeces.

Successful production start at CHANNELL, Texas, USA

Februar 20th, 2018

Schmidt & Heinzmann delivers new SMC production line model HighLine 1,600. On that line CHANNELL will produce special LP-SMC semi-finished materials used for the manufacturing of switch boxes for the glass fiber and telecommunications industry.

First fully automated bonding machine for composite products ready to start operations

August 22nd, 2018

Together with a 1st tier automotive supplier Schmidt & Heinzmann developed and realized now the first fully automated bonding machine for composite parts. This new concept makes the use of fiber reinforced plastics suitable for the series production. Providing a controlled and reproducible process reducing the cycle times dramatically, this is an important step ahead.

The bonding is executed in a gantry using a 2-components adhesive. Thanks to its 4-axis the installed SCARA robot acts highly flexible providing a joint accuracy in a range of tenths of a millimeter.

Breakthrough with bio-hybrid fiber reinforced plastics

Juli 5th, 2017

Brand new bio-hybrid fiber reinforced plastics offers rethinking of value engineering especially in the field of leightweight construction. An innovative fiber spraying process combines various organic and synthetic fibers with miscellaneous polymers to tailor made composites. Parts out of these composites resist even very high loads.

✔ The main benefits of this new technology developed and realized in strong cooperation of Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and Schmidt & Heinzmann are:

✔ These composites are produced in a significantly shortened single-level production process that reduces the ecological footprint thanks to its high percentage of natural raw materials.

✔ This process uses a new cutting technology providing organic rovings with clean edges

✔ The fiber matrix semi-finished products can be equipped with individual physical properties

✔ The intuitive visualization GUI eases up the retooling

S&H received major project for the automation of 4 SMC presses

Februar 16th, 2018

This fully automated SMC processing technology comprises all steps of the end-to-end production process. Steps are unwinding, cutting, weighing including the automated weight control, as well as packaging, press loading and unloading, and cooling process.

With four fully automated pressing cells the German company will produce trays for the food industry. This project stands for the latest and the globally leading part production technology.