The Aebi Schmidt Group is a global leader of smart product systems and services for the treatment of mission-critical infrastructural and agricultural areas.

The unique variety of our range of products comprises our own vehicles as well as innovative attachable and demountable devices for individual vehicle equipment.
A support and service programme perfectly tailored to sophisticated customer needs offers the appropriate solution to nearly any challenge.

Based on our competitive product range, our mission is to strive for total solutions, enabling an economic, safe and traceable clearing. Our ultimate mission is to improve the performance of our customers.

 

Mio. €
net sales


production facilities across the globe


employees

presence in  countries with our own sales and service organisations

presence in over countries through established partnerships with dealers

m2
of production surface

 
years of experience bring our brands to the group


traineeship positions


innovation and employer awards in the past five years

Our Values

Result Oriented

We contribute and add value to the Aebi Schmidt Group performance

  • recognize and realize business opportunities
  • aim for the best result
  • focus on the outcome of our actions
  • maximize profitability

Innovation

We break new grounds

  • think out of the box
  • try the untried
  • strive for sustainable solutions
  • encourage continuous improvement

Integrity

We strive for long-term relationships

  • are trustworthy and keep promises
  • are open and honest
  • are reliable and take responsibility
  • act ethically and tolerantly, and respect others’ opinions

Passion

We are part of a winning team

  • inspire others
  • are proud of what we do
  • choose a positive attitude
  • challenge the limits

Customer focused

We improve the performance of our customer

  • think in solutions
  • achieve excellent results
  • build strong partnerships
  • focus on customer needs

Collaboration

We strive together for one common goal

  • work in a global network
  • utilize each other’s skills
  • take risks, learn from mistakes
  • benefit from other cultures

Production Facilities

Our eleven production facilities in Europe and the USA form the backbone of our organisation. Our machines and equipment are produced on a total area of over 93,000 m2 of production facilities using state-of-the-art technology and continuously improved processes.

St. Blasien, Germany

Holten, The Netherlands

Burgdorf, Switzerland

Kielce, Poland

Jyväskylä, Finland

New Holstein WI, USA

Chilton WI, USA

Chilton WI, USA

Cleveland OH, USA

Lindenwood IL, USA

Muncy PA, USA

Saint‐André-Avellin QC, Canada

Logistics Centre

The central Logistics Centre of the Aebi Schmidt Group has been located in Laatzen near Hanover (Germany) since 2009. Over 5,300 m2 of interior space, an impressive number of high racking systems are lined up next to each other. An additional 2,800 m2 of storage space is provided outside the building. Stocked in around 76,000 storage places, spare parts from 1 mm screws to 8 metre long roller cores are kept ready for dispatch.

Sustainability

Sustainability doesn't just happen by itself. It comes from how we think and act. And ultimately, from how consistent we are about it. As a company, it is our responsibility to invest in progress and in the future. But that also applies to our customers;  everything we develop and produce also needs their commitment when put into practice.

Sustainability is an essential part of our business activities. Our customers expect it of us, and we are convinced that sustainable companies are a step ahead of the rest and are more successful in the long term.

Our economic, social, and environmental targets are being implemented along the entire value chain. We care about protecting the environment and use resources sparingly. As an industry-leading employer we continue to invest in sustainable technologies. We will act in a responsible and credible way along the entire value chain. This has resulted in a valuable progress being made in recent years in terms of environmental awareness at our plants, in our processes and in our machines.

Continue to read on our Generation E programme or see more details in our latest sustainability report, included in our annual report.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct defines the corporate responsibility and applicable ethical standards by which we operate and addresses issues such as data privacy, environmental protection, fair competition and anti-corruption. By having a clear definition of responsibilities, risk management and efficient control systems, the Aebi Schmidt Group makes sure that all statutory provisions and industry standards in a complex regulatory environment are observed.

Board of Directors

Peter Spuhler
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dr. Gero Büttiker
Vice President of the Board of Directors

Hansruedi Geel
Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Muri
Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher
Member of the Board of Directors

Markus Bernsteiner
Member of the Board of Directors

Executive Board

Barend Fruithof
Group CEO

Thomas Schenkirsch
Group CFO

Rudi Rosenkamp
Head Sales Northern Europe & Rest of World

Gerhard Neudorfer
Head Sales Western & Central Europe

Steffen Schewerda
CEO North America

Burkhard Ditsche
Head Group After Sales & Services

Jochen Schneider
Head Plants Europe

Henning Schröder
Head Group Technology

History

Our brands can all look back on a long and traditional company history. A small selection of important milestones can be found here in pictures and text.

1883

Foundation of Aebi mechanical workshop in Burgdorf, Switzerland

1920

Foundation of workshop by Alfred Schmidt Senior in St. Blasien, Germany

1936

The first Schmidt v-type snow plough is launched on the market

1952

Schmidt launches first rotating snow cutter VF1 mounted on a Unimog - start of collaboration with Unimog

1954

Schmidt enters the sweeper business and launches mounted sweepers for tractors and Unimogs

1960

Foundation of the airport business unit at Schmidt

1970

Schmidt launches its first compact sweeper on the market

1976

The first Aebi Terratrac TT 77 is launched on the market

1983

"Spreading" segment strengthened with the acquisition of Nido

1998

Aebi acquires Sweeper Business of Maschinenfabrik Hochdorf (MFH)

1999

Schmidt acquires Swedish winter equipment brand Broddway

2005

Expansion of the Schmidt product portfolio with the acquisition of Beilhack (snow ploughs and railway technology)

2007

Merger of Aebi and Schmidt under the umbrella of Aebi Schmidt Holding AG (ASH Group)

2009

ISO 9001 certification of all production facilities

2013

Acquisition of vehicle portfolio of the Italian companies BSI Veicoli S.r.l., Arielli and Meccanica Ortonese S.r.l., Ortona

2013

50% acquisition (100% in 2016) of the Norwegian winter service equipment manufacturer Tellefsdal AS

2014

Acquisition of DMi, a company specialising in data analysis and processing

2015

Acquisition of the North American snow and ice management equipment producers Meyer Products LLC and Swenson Spreader LLC – ASH North America

2016

Foundation of sales organization in Peking, China

2017

Foundation of sales organization in Russia

2018

Aebi Schmidt presents its first fully electric sweeper eSwingo 200+ at IFAT in Munich

2018

Acquisition of the traditional US company MB Companies Inc.

2019

Acquisition of City Ranger sweepers from Nilfisk Group

2019

ASH turns into Aebi Schmidt Group and simplifies the brand structure; for the first time in its history the group achieves a net turnover of more than 500 million €.

2020

Acquisition of the Finnish company Arctic Machine Oy and of Équipements Lourds Papineau Inc. (ELP) in Canada.