From a steel distributor into an integrated steel group
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH was founded in Düsseldorf by Arthur Schmolz and Oswald Bickenbach in 1919. The company, bearing their joint names since 1937, has become a synonym for steel tradition.
Originally operating as a steel trader, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group has developed into one of the world's largest manufacturers, processors and distributors of special steel long products with the Group’s headquarters at Emmenbrücke in Switzerland and Düsseldorf in Germany. The Group currently employs around 10,000 employees.
Our company produces high-grade steel in Europe and North America which our customers need for their success in toughly contested markets. SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH’s unique corporate concept comprising the three pillars of production, processing, and distribution combined with excellent service qualifies us as a premium technology driver and solution provider. These attributes single us out as a reliable and quality-conscious business partner for our customers worldwide.
It is our goal to create a robust, stable and globally based group of companies which, in times of external market fluctuations, are in a position to react through regional compensation and by resorting to its own supply sources and services. As a single-source provider of solutions, know-how and steel services, our goal is to continuously strengthen and expand our position.