Pioneers for over 140 years


The company was originally founded in the late 19th century as a blacksmith’s workshop. It has since grown to become an international full-range supplier of commercial vehicles, still owned by the family who founded the business. Throughout the Schwarzmüller Group’s 140-year history, the common thread has been our employees’ ability to come up with notable technical innovations.

From a workshop to a premium supplier

  • 1871 | Foundation of the blacksmith's shop "Josef Schwarzmüller" in Passau (Germany)

  • 1939 | Foundation of the plant in Hanzing / Freinberg (Austria)

  • Until 1985 | Composition of the branch structure in Austria

  • 1990 | Foundation of the plant in Budapest (Hungary)

  • 1993 | Foundation of the plant in Zebrak (Czech Republic) 

  • 2009 | Foundation of the branch in Bukarest (Romania)

  • 2014 | Development of the Strategy 2020

  • 2018 | Foundation of the branch in Eltmann (Germany)

  • 2019 | Laying of the cornerstone apprentice workshop