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Exhibition Dates

INNOV-AGRI 2018

04.09.2018 - 06.09.2018
France / Outarville-Loiret

Agro Techniek 2018

07.09.2018 - 10.09.2018
Netherlands / Bidinghuizen

Parts&Service World 2018

13.10.2018 - 14.10.2018
Germany / Kassel

Location Fornach

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Successful Story

2018
Certification of the company EN ISO 9001:2015 (TÜV)

2016
The production capacities were expanded as planned by 30,000 h in the mechanical divisions, and the further production chain was correspondingly enlarged.
The claim "Quality has a name - Scharmueller" has a first-class framework in the Vöcklamarkt and Fornach plants.
The solar facade of the newly placed loading zone supports the efforts to save resources.

2015

The production capacity in the material removing area will be increased by 24.000h Our apprentices score with awards. Noveleties at the Agritechnica will be shown; emergency release for balers and a 3-point pulling system for the drawbar beam hole pattern 160x160mm. Certification of the company ÖNORM EN ISO 3834-3 and EN 15085-2

2014
The expansion is completed, a new welding line and paint shop going into operation as scheduled.

2013
130 people are employed in Austria in both plants.
Begin of planning for the stage of expansion, stage 4 in Fornach.

2012
In factory Fornach the exspansion stage 3 begins with a 11,000 m² production area.
It creates space for an entirely new welding line with improved and new technologies.
New patents are registered.

2011
Ms. Christine Scharmüller (29) and Mr. Josef Scharmüller (27) were appointed as additional managing directors.
Expansion of export activities. The offer for coupling systems and towing eyes continues to grow.

2010
Expansion of the main factory in Vöcklamarkt, particular in energy and environmental investments.
The coupling system program is growing, also the towing eye program.

2008
Relocation of mechanical production and management of the factory Fornach.
Beginning of the second stage in Fornach, completion in August 2008.

2007
Start of building factory Fornach.
At approximately 35.000m² green area a modern production plant is built.

2006
Scharmüller Switzerland AG is founded to meet the high demands and the market position in Switzerland.

2005
Scharmüller K80® system certified to ISO 24347!
Scharmüller has the world's larges towing eye program and the technical advantage of beeing the inventor of K80® ball coupling.

2004
Market launch Scharmüller Forced steering system K50.

2002
81 employees – the K80® system developed in 1996 starts to establish itself in the market.
Many OEM´s have taken K80® drawbars in their program after technical cooperation with Scharmüller.

2001
72 employees - The towing eye program already includes more than 100 items!
Mr. Josef Scharmüller jun. starts an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer.

1999
The consistently developed K80® Ball Coupling System will be presented at the Agritechnica in Hannover.
Numerous patents have been granted.
A complete protection was renounced to the product to provide a worldwide market access.

1997
Numerous suggestions made by Scharmüller ensure changes in official bodies.
e.g. Approval of the "Pitonfix" permission for Pick-Up Hitch over 40km/h,
combined labeling of connecting devices. Ms. Christine Scharmüller starts apprenticeship as an office clerk.

1996
K80® project is ready for production, field tests are evaluated with fantastic results.
Certification of the company according to ISO 9001 (TÜV).

1993
Start of development of K80® Ball Coupling System.

1992
Josef and Erika Scharmüller take over a modern facility with 17 employees.

1991
Creation of combinations. This system allowed the integration of Pick-Up Hitch,
Drawbar, pull pin (Pitonfix time was not yet officially known), ISO 50 ball (PKW).
Even then, at the company Scharmüller extensive accessory was available.
These combinations have become the standard for many manufacturers. Already 18 international patents are.

1990
Creation of narrow coupling systems with integrated accessory. Change-over to CAD in the construction department.

1989
New automatic clevis type - series A10 (pin Ø 31mm) and A11 (pin Ø 38mm)

1987
Launch of the JSV system for heightadjustable ladderhitches. Combinations as they are state of the art today are developed.

1982
Production of fast height-adjustable coupling hitches

1955 - 1979
Launch of a 6-way height-adjustable hitch.
Starting production of Pick-Up Hitch and early specialization in connecting devices.
First CNC-controlled coordinate table and special machines.

1950
Josef and Theresia Scharmüller built despite the difficulties of the post-war years
a modern engineering company with a strong agricultural machinery sector - the production of the first coupling systems began.

1793
The location Vöcklamarkt is historically kown as a blacksmith.