What are wood components

Our family business was founded in Atteln in 1857 as a joinery and is now managed by Robert Schmidt in the 5th generation. Together with all employees, he ensures that our customers get exactly the solution they want. From a single source. With a sense of economy in production and efficiency in logistics. WE SEE US AS supplier specialists for industrially manufactured wooden components with a high level of craftsmanship. Our range of services includes profile strips, frames and fronts in different processing stages through to furniture packed ready for dispatch. We aim to be a reliable partner for our customers in all phases of cooperation, so that they can concentrate fully on their core business.

SOCIETY FORM

GMBH & CO. KG

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

LICHTENAU, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

YEAR AND PLACE OF FOUNDATION

1857 IN ATTELN, TODAY A DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF LICHTENAU

CURRENT NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

52 EMPLOYEES
4 TRAINEES

COVERED PRODUCTION AREA

12,000 sqm

PRODUCT RANGE

WOOD COMPONENTS: PROFILE STRIPS, FRAMES, FRONTS
FURNITURE

CUSTOMERS

FURNITURE AND KITCHEN INDUSTRY
CONSTRUCTION, INTERIOR, EXHIBITION AND SHOP FITTING
CARAVAN INDUSTRY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

ROBERT SCHMIDT

OWNERSHIP

FAMILY OWNED

HOW DO WE WORK? WHAT DO WE STAND FOR? WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH US? SO WHAT MAKES US TYPICAL? TO DESCRIBE IT ACCURATELY IT HELPS TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE NOT.

Over the years, a friendly relationship has developed with many customers and suppliers, which we are happy about - but we always remain professional when it comes to business. With us you will find people as permanent contacts who will pull together with you and seriously take care of your concerns.

BECAUSE YOU GIVE A KING WHAT HE WANTS - A PARTNER WHAT HE NEEDS. FOR US THAT MEANS THAT WE SUPPORT YOU AND ONLY RECOMMEND WHAT YOU REALLY NEED.

COMPLEX TASK? WE TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE. FOR THE PERFECT SOLUTION, WE ARE LIKELY TO GO THE MUCH-QUOTED EXTRA PARTS AND TUMBLE WHEN OBSTACLES OCCUR AS LONG UNTIL IT WORKS: AN HOUR, A DAY OR EVEN A WEEK.

PRETTY ON TIME AND ACTUALLY VERY WELL IS NOT ENOUGH. WE ARE ATTENTIVE AND CAREFUL DURING EVERY STAGE OF COOPERATION. AS PART OF A SUPPLY CHAIN. WE ARE AWARE OF THAT. THIS PROCESS RELIABILITY LEADS TO SHORT DELIVERY TIMES AND DELIVERY DATE COMMITMENTS THAT ARE KEEPING TO.

IF IT BURNS, WE WILL HELP EXTINGUISH THE FIRE.

INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL REQUESTS ARE NORMAL. WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE CATALOG PRODUCTS, BUT WOOD COMPONENTS TAILORED EXACTLY TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

MORE ABOUT EASTWESTFALLIAN, UNEXCITED. LISTENING, UNDERSTANDING, THINKING, Tinkering, TRYING, UNTIL WE HAVE FOUND A CONVINCING SOLUTION FOR THE SPECIFIC TASK. NOT THE FIRST BEST. WE BENEFIT FROM OUR IMMENSE EXPERIENCE.

WE TREAT INFORMATION FROM OUR CUSTOMERS IN THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS WITH THE HIGHEST CONFIDENTIALITY.

WE MAKE IT SIMPLE AND TRY TO MINIMIZE COMPLEXITY.

IN ALL AREAS OF OUR COMPANY WE PROMOTE AND DEMAND COST AWARENESS. THAT WE CAN OFFER AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE-PERFORMANCE RATIO.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

CONSULTATION

FROM THE START, WE WILL SUPPORT YOU AS A COMPETENT SPARRING PARTNER IN DESIGNING YOUR PRODUCT AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE. WE MAKE TECHNICAL SUGGESTIONS, SHOW COST-OPTIMIZED ALTERNATIVES, ONLY RECOMMEND WHAT YOU REALLY NEED AND LET OUR EXPERIENCE INFLUENCE.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

diversity

Thanks to the great breadth and depth of production, we can offer you a wide range of solutions from a single source. Your advantages: The complexity in managing your suppliers - e.g. support, negotiations and coordination of delivery dates - is reduced. Our wide range of services enables you to have the components TAILOR-MADE ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MATERIAL AND YOUR PRODUCTION. Different components made of the same material and in the same processing quality that are used within a furniture line are perfectly coordinated, e.g. table frame and top or front and frame.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

Material warehouse

In our warehouse we stock raw materials such as glued wood panels. In this way we can bundle quantities, buy inexpensively worldwide and offer you security of supply and short delivery times, even though the pure procurement time is very long. With our dividing saw, large panels up to 5.60 m in length can be cut. This means that you do not have to stock up on the umpteen different sizes as fixed sizes and reduce your capital commitment. In addition, we can react flexibly if the planned quantities deviate upwards or downwards from the real quantities and compensate for the corresponding discrepancy.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

Prototyping

Our products are customer-specific developments, some of which are designed jointly and trustingly. If necessary, we produce samples that give a three-dimensional and haptic impression. As a basis for the internal coordination in prototyping up to the final approval sample for the subsequent series production, they are still very helpful despite all the digital visualization options. We deliver the samples at short notice and in an uncomplicated manner, even if things have to go quickly before the trade fair.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

packaging

We have an innovative packaging system with which we can cut cardboard packaging individually - exactly at the moment when we need it. No box is like the other. Everyone fits perfectly. Tailored to the individual customer commission. Processes with fixed standard packaging sizes are cumbersome and, above all, expensive. The excess air in your parcels harbors POTENTIAL SAVINGS. Manufacturers who rely on costly shipping packaging to protect their products can use us to avoid unnecessary cardboard stocks and reduce corrugated cardboard and filler material. This saves a lot of money, especially with smaller batch sizes.

There are many good reasons in favor of Schmidt.
You can read six of them here.

logistics

Together with you, we develop tailor-made processes for the flow of materials and goods that mesh perfectly with your production and delivery logistics. It happens that we install different processes for one and the same customer - always optimized for the respective purchased part. We deliver exactly when the goods are needed. In this way, we enable you to reduce your capital-tying stocks and save on cost-intensive storage space. Your permanent contact person with us organizes the detailed planning of the processes, optimizes them permanently and removes any malfunctions quickly and competently.

Backstage

Behind the
Backdrops

We are Schmidt

We are Schmidt

We are carpenters, engineers, technicians, locksmiths, industrial clerks and much more. Working at Schmidt means working in a team. Because only together can we achieve the services that our customers are used to from us and that we expect from ourselves. Every single colleague gives his best and brings his or her individual technical, industrial or commercial skills to the joint work. We work together - not against each other. With each other as well as with our customers and sub-suppliers. Fair, reliable, respectful, honest and appreciative. That is our claim. Day after day.

When a company can look back on such an eventful and long history with its own highlights, changes and challenges, it is something special. On the way from a small carpentry to a modern supplier company, our company has proven its stability and adaptability to changing times and market requirements. What has remained is the connection to the unique material wood and the claim to deliver flawless quality. We are aware of the long tradition and benefit from the experience. Today it is up to us, building on a strong foundation, to continue writing history and to lead the company into the future.

1857

The origin: master carpenter Johannes Meinolfus Schmidt founds a small joinery in Atteln

1910

Johannes Schmidt builds a new workshop in Atteln with machine equipment that was unusual for the time (drive via transmissions with diesel engine and steam engine, band saw, thicknesser, table milling machine, slot drilling machine). Mainly furniture, house doors, windows and pews are made.

1923

Franz Schmidt takes over the company

1927

First industrial production of binding cloth strips for agricultural machines (mower binders)

1938

Manufacture of series furniture and development of machines for the industrial production of expansion anchors as a supplier for the furniture industry

1959

Investment in a molding machine for the production of profile strips for the furniture industry, own sawmill with log band saw, gradual change from manufacturer to supplier for the furniture industry

1968

Hans-Josef Schmidt takes over the management of the company and rebuilds the company at its current location

1974

Production of frame fronts for the kitchen and furniture industry and expansion of the surface technology with an automatic surface spraying machine

1980

Additional production of coated profile strips

1984

Investment in the first CNC system and a double end tenoner

1987

Introduction of the ERP system

2006

Robert Schmidt becomes the majority shareholder and takes over the management

2010

FSC certification

2016

Investment in an innovative packaging system and a new CNC system for the commissioned production of small pieces of furniture in series

2020

Today, our range of services includes profiles, frames and fronts in different processing stages through to small pieces of furniture packed ready for dispatch. The production capacities have been steadily expanded over the decades. The covered operating area is currently 12,000 square meters. Not only has the know-how grown here, but also a considerable amount of machinery. The permanent investments in modern manufacturing processes and technological advancement enable us to produce excellent quality in an economical way and thus to offer you a very good price / performance ratio.