Hermann Schwelling shapes a company A pioneering spirit means having ideas, making decisions with conviction and being willing to take risks. If a company has been a successful market player for decades, is established around the world and continually grows, one could say the quest to be a pioneer has been fulfilled. Hermann Schwelling is a pioneer. He founded the company Hermann Schwelling Maschinenbau, or HSM, more than 45 years ago. The founder started his company with the idea of reducing the volume of materials required. This is why he developed baler presses to return paper, cardboard, film, PET and many others into the recycling system in the form of bales of material. These bales can reduce material quantities by up to 95%. The first baler press created in 1972 with a 6-tonne pressing force developed into a comprehensive range of balers with up to 150 tonnes in pressing force and state-of-the art technology. At the same time, HSM was also developing shredders for use on paper and data storage media, such as CDs, credit cards and hard drives thereby covering the entire spectrum of shredders and presses. Thanks to the true dedication of the firm’s staff, HSM has been a market-leader in products and services for environmental technology and office equipment. A workforce of almost 800 employees and more than 100 service and sales support points around the entire world are integrated in the HSM network, which serves thousands of customers across the globe. HSM is an independent, family-run company with its founder, Hermann Schwelling as main shareholder. All company shares are kept within the founding family, which enables the company to quickly make decisions and pursue its long-term goals. The shareholders are: Hermann Schwelling, Christina Schwelling, Harald Schwelling and Sylvia Rimmele.
Managing director: Hermann Schwelling
Approx. 800 employees Approx. 12 % trainees
3 production sites in Germany 5 subsidiaries worldwide
More than 70 HSM service technicians around the world performing on-site duties and approx. 30 office-based service technicians
Co-operation and contractual partners in over 100 countries
Certifications: DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management)/AEO
Processing of raw materials: approx. 9,000 tonnes of steel approx. 500 tonnes of plastic granules
Associations and memberships: BVSE / VBS / VSMR / BSB / PBS-Markenindustrie
HSM stands true to its “Made in Germany” claim at its German production site and aims to combine precision, durability and a good price-performance ratio for the benefit of users. HSM produces office and environmental technology at three sites in Germany.