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Strong industrial owners, no bank debts    |    ISO 9001:2015 certification since August 2008
Art machinery - creating industrial solutions
We understand ourselves as technological creators. We find engineered solutions, which fuse our know-how and creativity with the specific requirements and goals of our customers - for the purpose of enhancing their sustainable progress.
FMW - your first and only choice for your industrial challenges
Our vision is that there is No alternative to our solutions. Simply because we deliver the best solutions for our customers - the best solutions in terms of technological advancement, precise customization and first-class services. Our position as the global market leader for stacker/ reclaimers in the pulp and paper industry shows the determination of our vision. It is the same determination that drives us to become market leader in all our fields of competence.
We live our company slogan Engineers of progress. In our research center and in close cooperation with our industry partners we create technological leadership. We are renowned for always thinking out of the box and pursuing a creative approach to bring extraordinary results to life that set new industry standards with real added value to our customers.
We take our role as an industrial company more than serious. Being aware that our products are operated by people, safety and functional reliability have top priority for us. In addition, the environment deserves our full attention. Ongoing innovations for conserving resources as well as our involvment in the recycling industry are our active contribution to environmental protection.
As the economically oriented company we are, we strive for long-lasting success. That‘s why for us every aspect of success has to be built on solid grounds. Our drive for sustainable profitability is based on our uncompromising demand for best people, best product quality, best services, best technology and best partnerships paired with operational and organizational excellence.
Our progress is our partners‘ progress - and vice versa. We believe in strong, fertile partnership and common growth. Whether customers or industry partners, FMW stands for the highest degree of business integrity and reliability. We convince through our highly flexible and fast acting way of working. Our many years of close relationships, which extend from the first meeting over productive execution to attentive aftermarket services, are proof of our mindset.
FMW has a dynamic history going back to 1962. It has been focused on pulp and paper eversince adding different industries throughout the years.
Foundation of FMW Austria with an initial focus on plants for the sugar industry.
Refocus of the business on the pulp and paper industry and relocation of the production from Vienna to Kirchstetten.
Continuous expansion in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
Expansion of scope of supply (plants for building industry)
Launch of new product lines: Stacker-reclaimer, dewiring systems for recycled-paper and pulp bales
FMW delivers the largest recycled paper handling plants in North America (Bowater, Alabama) and Europe (Stora Enso, Belgium).
Entry in new business segment: Mixing plants.
FMW becomes market leader in biofuel handling plants
Expansion of Stacker-reclaimer systems to South and North America.
Acquisition of Cimprogetti S.p.A (Dalmine, Italy), a manufacturer of lime kilns.
FMW acquires the largest project in the company’s history contracting a cement plant in Tcheljabinsk, Russia.
FMW delivers biomass handling equipment for Europe’s largest biomass plant in Poland.
FMW adopts patent for vibrating technology from company PEYTEC and expands its business with vibrating and separation machinery. FMW is contracted to deliver nine Stacker-reclaimer to Germany, USA, China and RF.
FMW is acquired by Gampen S.a.r.l (holding company) after an insolvency of the previous entity, which was caused by the default of a large Russian client following the economic sanctions against Russia. Cimprogetti is sold separately from FMW in an MBO.
With sharpened client focus, reduction of fixed costs and new product development under the new owners, FMW again reports healthy financial results, with considerable growth potential.
Mr. Zeilinger and Mr. Größ, both for more than 20 years at FMW, take over the operating management of the business.
FMW is acquired by Saxus Beteiligungs Gesellschaft
FMW is engineering your progress
The management team shows more than 25 years of experience in the paper industry as well as experience in different industries and abroad
FMW is serving its clients globally. Strongest presence in Europe, Asia and the US.