Both companies can look back on a long company history steeped in tradition:
Johann Ulrich Aebi laid the foundation stone for the unusually successful company history in 1883 with the opening of a mechanical workshop in Burgdorf (Switzerland). In the beginning Aebi manufactured crop sowing machines, horse-drawn mowing machines, fire engines and turbines and with them won international awards.
Subsequent to 1950, Aebi concentrated particularly on the mechanisation of farming in hilly and mountainous regions. At the beginning with motor mowers and single-axle tractors, later on with transporters and a range of implements, and the machine programme was rounded off in 1975 with the Terratrac, the world's first steep-slope implement carrier.
Today the Terratrac is Aebi's leading product. "Swiss quality", innovative technology, continuous enhancements and reliability are the hallmarks of the quality products of the Aebi brand.
For more than 90 years, the name Schmidt has been synonymous with safety on all areas carrying traffic. The history of this old-established company begins in 1920. Alfred Schmidt Senior opened a car repair workshop in St. Blasien (Germany) and specialised successfully on snow clearing. In addition to snowploughs, Schmidt also worked consistently on the rotating clearance of snow.
During the fifties, the company from the Hochschwarzwald District increasingly expanded its product range. In addition to combating snow and ice, it now included the summer services engineering with its many special machines for road sweeping and road maintenance.
Just a few years later, Schmidt was also active worldwide ensuring the safety and cleanliness of runways.
Aebi Schmidt today
With its excellent municipal and special-purpose vehicles, Aebi Schmidt is now providing for clean and safe traffic routes throughout the world and offers innovative agricultural machines to maintain green space in challenging terrain. By means of a service programme tailored to individual customer needs, Aebi Schmidt offers the appropriate solution to nearly any problem. In addition to innovative and environmentally friendly products, Aebi Schmidt attaches great importance to designing its own production environment in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Besides the main product brands Aebi and Schmidt, the brand portfolio includes the regionally focussed brands Beilhack and Nido as well as the product names Broddway and MFH.