About Us

Our Roots: Schmidt Kranz Groupis a family-owned group of mid-sized companies with over 130 years of experience in a diversified portfolio of selected industries and services. In each of our main activities, from underground mining and tunneling, mineral processing and recycling, hydraulic and pneumatics to automation and control and services, we aim to deliver to the highest standards. 

Our Organisation: Schmidt Kranz Group is made up of nine mid-sized units that cover these various business areas. Our roots and headquarters are based in Germany, while the Schmidt Kranz Group has a broad global presence with independent corporations in over 25 countries.

Our Mission: We strive for outstanding technical solutions in our core areas of activity, thereby improving the life of our customers and end-users. With passion, efficiency and entrepreneurship. 

Our Focus: We aim to increase the profitability of our core segments by continuously building and developing a competent and dynamic team of leaders. This team is united by a strong belief that employees are the number one success factor in every corporation. Furthermore, we are particularly focused on the long-term improvement of our after-sales customer service and making the most of the opportunities provided by digitalisation and globalisation.

As a family-owned company, the Schmidt Kranz Group focuses on long-term investment strategies and the profitable and sustainable growth of our businesses. We encourage co-ownership of management. We aim for majority shareholdings and wherever the market situation requires, we also engage in minority participations or joint ventures. This allows us to ensure that the management maintains the necessary flexibility to enable a dynamic growth according to the business development.

Our mindset, working and manufacturing style is lean and efficient. The holding company is not involved in the daily business of the subsidiaries. Instead, our model is to provide support in strategic and financial matters, business development and offer guidance regarding core strategic initiatives. We also invest directly in new technologies and business areas with a higher risk profile or which are not directly related to our existing activities. 

Our Sustainability: As a family business, we depend on the sustainability of our company. Otherwise there will be nothing left for the next generation. That is why we work intensively at all levels to align our actions and decisions with high ecological, social and economic guidelines.

Environmental protection and social commitment are key pillars of our corporate culture. We have introduced various measures to reduce our direct emissions, act strictly according to the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' principle, have installed large-scale PV systems and offset our CO2 emissions through climate protection certificates. We are also fully committed to promoting the use of hydrogen as an emission-free energy source. Two years ago, we replaced a significant part of our own fleet with electric and hydrogen cars, saving many tons of CO2 per year.

The focus of our social commitment is on promoting better future prospects for children and young people. In particular, we support projects and organisations that advocate equal opportunities, inclusion, integration and educational equality for children and young people. For example, we sponsor schools, kindergartens and sports clubs in our immediate neighbourhood and support various charitable projects and foundations, in the form of donations as well as active engagement in their projects.