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Friedrich Wilhelm Schwing

1934

Incorporation

The 25-year-old master locksmith Friedrich Wilhelm Schwing founds his craft business in Herne, in the heart of the Ruhrgebiet. His products are quickly finding buyers in the mining and road construction as well as in the construction industry.

The first Stetter truck-mixer with a nominal capacity of 3.5 m³ mounted on a Magirus Saturn four-wheel drive chassis

1958

First Stetter truck-mixer

In the Bavarian town of Memmingen, Stetter, which specialized in concrete mixing equipment early on, started the era of ready-mix concrete with the first truck-mixer. The drum has a nominal volume of only 3.5 m³. A larger drum is not allowed on biaxial chassis due to legislation in force at the time.

Rear view of the first ABP 20 truck-mounted concrete pump with a large hopper and DN 80 pipelines on the sides

1965

First truck-mounted concrete pump

With the ABP 20, SCHWING launched the first truck-mounted concrete pump in 1965. Only two years later, the higher-powered version ABP 30 is also available with a placing boom.

With separate pipeline: in Dusseldorf, an ABP 30 pumps concrete for a new city motorway bridge

1967

First truck-mounted concrete pump with placing boom

In order to expand the area of application of the concrete pump and to accelerate the operational readiness, in 1967 the ABP 30 is being equipped for the first time with a placing boom that can be turned by 350 °. The pipeline is used as a supporting element in the grid construction.

Two separate placing booms SPB 30 from SCHWING during the construction of the Taunus Tower in Frankfurt / Main in 2012

1969

First separate placing boom (SPB)

In order to be able to use the advantages of fast and safe concrete pouring with efficient piston pumps also for the construction of high-rise and large-area structures, SCHWING is developing a separate placing boom. It is connected via pipes to a concrete pump, thus enabling efficient concrete distribution even in projects where no truck-mounted concrete pump can be used.

A SCHWING sludge pump with ROCK valve system from 1982

1973

First sludge pump

The product area "Industrial and Environmental Technology" is founded. It begins the series production of specially developed sludge pumps for industrial use, an area in which SCHWING is one of the leading specialists in the world market today.

The RA 7.5 from 1976 is the first Stetter concrete recycling plant

1976

Concrete recycling plants

Stetter is looking for an economic solution for the reuse of residual concrete coming back from the construction sites. In 1976, the first residual concrete recycling plant was launched.

The founder Friedrich Wilhelm Schwing with his two sons Gerhard Schwing (left) and Friedrich Schwing (right)

1980

Successful generation change

After more than 45 years at the head of SCHWING, the founder Friedrich Wilhelm Schwing hands over the company management to his two sons Gerhard and Friedrich.

Installation of the ROCK valve in 2006

1983

Market launch of the ROCK concrete valve

The negative experiences from the practical tests (due to the design-related high degree of wear) with the S-tube also developed by SCHWING are the basis for the development of the low-wear ROCK valve. In order to minimize wear, the ROCK is designed in such a way that a concrete triangle builds up after each swiveling, at which the delivery flow can slide along with little wear. As a result, concrete does not hit steel at the most heavily loaded site, but concrete on concrete. Thanks to its intelligent design, the ROCK has a significantly longer service life than other concrete valves.

The SX outrigger in practical use: a S 45 SX on Mercedes-Benz 3538 during the construction of a motorway bridge in Germany

1995

Market launch of the SX outriggers

The idea of a truck-mounted concrete pump with a bow-shaped outrigger is a revolution. Due to the lack of another telescopic element as with other manufacturers, the new SX outrigger is more stable and robust and ensures quiet pumping conditions.

Handshaking after signing

2012

XCMG becomes majority shareholder of SCHWING-Stetter

In 2012, XCMG, the largest Chinese construction machinery group, becomes majority shareholder of SCHWING-Stetter.

The current representative from the S 32/34/36 X series: the S 36 X, the best-selling truck-mounted concrete pump from SCHWING

2016

5000th truck-mounted concrete pump of the S 32/34/36 X series

The 5000th truck-mounted concrete pump of the highly successful S 32/34/36 X series will be handed over to a customer at bauma 2016 in Munich.

Truck-mounted concrete pump S 65 SXF with a horizontal reach of almost 60 m and a maximum output of more than 160 m³ per hour built on an six-axle MAN chassis

2018

S 65 SXF

Truck-mounted concrete pump S 65 SXF with a horizontal reach of almost 60 m and a maximum output of more than 160 m³ per hour built on an six-axle MAN chassis.

Revolution in mobile concrete pumping: the S 36 X DirectDrive

2019

Market launch of the
S 36 X DirectDrive

The DirectDrive developed by SCHWING engineers revolutionizes working with truck-mounted concrete pumps. Instead of a hydraulic cylinder, a hydraulic rotary motor is used in the boom joint to enable boom movements that previously seemed unthinkable. Thanks to its two DirectDrive motors, the S 36 X DirectDrive therefore achieves a level of maneuverability unrivalled by any other truck-mounted concrete pump in its class.