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Schirmer Maschinen GmbH

Schirmer Maschinen GmbH is a premium manufacturer of  “tailor made” profile processing solutions. Schirmer features innovative modular concept that their expert engineers can customize for customer specific goals.

Thanks to the high level of flexibility and innovation of Schirmer solutions, you can boost your production reaching incomparable outputs. Schirmer turn keys solutions make the difference: project analysis, consulting, proper planning, setup and commissioning, training and service concepts come all together to meet customer’s goals. High-performance individual machines are their strength, and complete profile processing centres with unmatched levels of automation are their speciality. Simply modular, efficient and highly productive.

The history of Schirmer Maschinen GmbH begins in 1979 in Sennestadt. Thorsten Schirmer constructed the first automated profile processing centre with a handful of employees. It was the “BZ100” for the wood and window industry. From the very beginning, Schirmer has focussed on customized solutions for profile processing. Constant growth and the continual further development of their technological modular system became the recipe for success.

Schirmer and Beckhoff: A story of joint success  

The location in the heart of Ostwestfalen-Lippe was conducive to the meeting between Thorsten Schirmer and Hans Beckhoff. The latter had begun establishing Beckhoff Automation in 1980. Both saw the great potential offered by a cooperation, and so it was that Beckhoff delivered the first machine control to Schirmer in 1980. Schirmer became a regular customer of Beckhoff after that, and the first PC-controlled machining centre came onto the market in the mid-1980s. In the following decades, an intensive cooperation developed between machine engineering and control technology. The next step ensued in 2016: 40 years after both companies were founded, what belonged together came together! Schirmer Maschinen GmbH became part of the Beckhoff Automation Group.

Today Schirmer is a medium-sized company with 20 sales partners around the world and approximately 200 employees on site in Verl. Many have been part of the team for years and work with motivation to improve Schirmer technologies. The main location is only 10 km away from the place where the company was founded: Ostwestfalen-Lippe