About FMW

FMW is the Austrian engineering company specialized in handling systems for the pulp, paper, energy, chipboard and recycling industry. We provide the full spectrum from consulting, design, project execution to after sales services. We engineer your progress.

Facts and figures

€ 35 Mio

Net sales


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Strong industrial owners, no bank debt     |    ISO 9001:2015 certification since August 2008

Our mission

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.

Transport Solution for Chipboard
Transport Solution for Pulp

Our vision

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.

Our values

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Innovation leadership

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.

Professional responsibility

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.

Sustainable profitability

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.

Long-term partnership

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.

Our history

FMW has a dynamic history going back to 1962. It has been focused on pulp and paper eversince adding different industries throughout the years.

  • 1962

    Foundation of FMW Austria with an initial focus on plants for the sugar industry.

  • 1962-1970

    Refocus of the business on the pulp and paper industry and relocation of the production from Vienna to Kirchstetten.

  • 1970s-80s

    Continuous expansion in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.

  • 1990s

    Expansion of scope of supply (plants for building industry)

  • 2000

    Launch of new product lines: Stacker-reclaimer, dewiring systems for recycled-paper and pulp bales

  • 2002

    FMW delivers the largest recycled paper handling plants in North America (Bowater, Alabama) and Europe (Stora Enso, Belgium).

  • 2003

    Entry in new business segment: Mixing plants.

  • 2004/2005

    FMW becomes market leader in biofuel handling plants

  • 2006

    Expansion of Stacker-reclaimer systems to South and North America.

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Cimprogetti S.p.A (Dalmine, Italy), a manufacturer of lime kilns.

  • 2009

    FMW acquires the largest project in the company’s history contracting a cement plant in Tcheljabinsk, Russia.

  • 2010

    FMW delivers biomass handling equipment for Europe’s largest biomass plant in Poland.

  • 2014

    Cimprogetti is sold separately from FMW in an MBO.

  • 2018

    Commissioning of the world's first fully automated dewiring system for the plastics industry. Expansion into the recycling industry.

  • 2022

    Opening of two new subsidiaries in the USA and China: FMW North America and FMW Automation Technologies Shanghai

  • Today

    FMW is engineering your progress

Management team

The management team shows more than 25 years of experience in the paper industry as well as experience in different industries and abroad

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Martin Größ

  • Born 1966, Technical College for Engineering in St. Pölten
  • Joined FMW in 1990
  • 2008 – 2015 Head of Sales
  • Since January 2016 Managing Director (responsible for Sales & Marketing and Purchasing Activities)
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Felix Sorger

  • Born 1980, Technical University Vienna, MBA IMD Lausanne
  • Joined FMW in 2018
  • 10 years experience in automotive industry in Europe, China and US
  • Since April 2018 Managing Director (responsible for Business Development, R&D, HR, Finance and Aftersales Services)
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Franz Zeilinger

  • Born 1973, Technical College for Engineering in St. Pölten
  • Joined FMW in 1993
  • 2013 – 2015 Head of Projects
  • Since January 2016 Managing Director (responsible for Project Management and Execution, Production and Assembly)
FMW Company building in Kirchstetten, Austria

Our references

FMW is serving its clients globally. Strongest presence in Europe, Asia and the US.

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