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MetallArt | From a craft business to a modern industrial enterprise
The first written records of the blacksmith's shop Schmid in Salach go back to the year 1922.
Since 1990 however the company has been family-owned. At that time Josef Schmid sen. was the head of the business. He was the grandfather of the present managing partner Johannes Schmid.
In the mid-1980s Johannes Schmid took over the blacksmith's shop, which in the meantime operated as locksmith's business. In 1990 the company was converted into Metallbau Schmid GmbH.
In 1995 an own manufacturing hall for the staircase division was built and therefore the production surface increased to 4.500 m². In the same year the MetallArt Treppen Metallbau Schmid GmbH was established.
Both enterprises merged into MetallArt Metallbau Schmid GmbH.
Formation of MetallArt Treppen AG in Switzerland to expand the local market presence.
Change of name. The company is now registered as MetallArt Treppen GmbH.
Today approximately 140 persons are employed at MetallArt Treppen GmbH.
In the course of the company's internationalization MetallArt increasingly participates as exhibitor in foreign trade fairs, e.g. the Hotelex in Shangai or the Janadriyah-Festival in Dubai.
Partner of MetallArt
Meanwhile MetallArt succeeded in establishing partnerships with foreign companies: on the one hand we cooperate with the manufacturer of wooden stairs justep, based in Shanghai and furthermore with Mr. Vahé, an expert in the Arabic region disposing of excellent architectural connections. Cooperatively individual MetallArt stairs are sold beyond the German borders. The constructions however are still manufactured in Salach - according to the principle „made in Germany“. The sophisticated design stairs and glass railings actually can be found in cruise liners, modern commercial and residential buildings in Russia, Azerbaidschan, Nigeria und Romania.