People. Service. Solutions.




Products and solutions for industry, trade and commerce since 1936

As a family-owned company founded in 1936, we are now a leading provider of product and system solutions for industry as well as a cooperation partner of trusted manufacturers and technology leaders.

With more than 120 employees in Austria and sister companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, we offer system installation and commissioning in addition to consulting, planning and delivery of high-quality components. Furthermore, our offer includes training and professional service over the entire life cycle of machines and systems.



01years of experience
102 million€ revenue
4000Satisfied customers

What makes us tick

We have 80 years of experience

We maintain close, collaborative relationships with numerous premium manufacturers and technology leaders. Our team has always been the foundation of our success. With extensive knowledge, sometimes decades of experience and the joy of challenges, our specialists solve even complex tasks. Combined with our broad product portfolio, we can add value with our expertise in selecting the smallest component as well as in implementing complex systems.

We keep our promises

Thanks to the good, long-standing cooperation with many of our premium partners, we can implement projects quickly and efficiently. We put all our efforts into fast and satisfactory solutions in the interest of our customers and maintain constant contact with them to this end. After all, reliability and cooperation in a spirit of partnership are our top priorities.

We burn for our task

Schmachtl is open to innovations, new technologies and trends. Our employees enthusiastically seek solutions in the interest of our customers. The love of technology and the pleasure of dealing with people are the basis of our actions, from the first contact to our services after the completion of a project. This applies to the sale of individual components just as much as it does to the implementation of complex projects.

What we stand for

Wide selection

From a wealth of products, we select the most suitable components for each application, regardless of supplier.


We will find the adequate solution quickly and safely.

Customer proximity

At Schmachtl, you'll find fast response times and personal assistance nationwide.


Schmachtl manages the entire product cycle if required. 

This means smooth use of the products and investment security.

How we came to be

As an Austrian family business with more than 80 years of history, our success is naturally also an expression of continuity. Among our customers are numerous renowned companies. We have been working with many of them for years. This makes us proud. After all, in addition to our strong competitive position, this is the most conclusive proof of the level of our services. 



Launche of Serviceroboter


Launch of industrial Cobots


Launch of battery storage


Launch of the web store in Austria


establishment of private label McLED

Founding of McLED in the Czech Republic, today among the top 3 suppliers on the Czech market.


change in management

Transfer of management from Dr. Karl-Heinz Schmachtl to Ing. (FH) Franz Pemmer and Ing. Günther Probst.


Expansion of Vienna sales branch


Opening of Zlin branch


Establishment of Schmachtl SK in Brastislava


Expansion of Linz headquarters


Establishment of Schmachtl CZ in Prague


Founding of additional branches in Austria

Occupation of the new sales branch in Vienna and opening of the branch in Innsbruck.


Opening of Graz branch


Generation change

Entry of Dr. Karl-Heinz Schmachtl to the management. Move into the new company headquarters in Linz, Pummererstraße.


Opening of the sales office in Vienna, Getreidemarkt.


Founding of company in Linz, Upper Austria

Mr. Ing. Franz Schmachtl works on the reconstruction of the industry in Austria and founds a company for electrical and mechanical engineering in Linz.


Opening of Prague branch by Ing. Franz Schmachtl


Company foundation

Founding of the company "Special Factory of Modern Pumps, Ernst Vogel, Znojmo, CSR, owner Ing. Karl Schmachtl", father of the present owner Dr. Karl-Heinz Schmachtl (licensed production and general agency).

Where we are at home

Who we are

Dr. Karl-Heinz SchmachtlOwner
Ing. Günther ProbstManaging Director, Business Unit Manager
Ing. Mag. (FH) Franz PemmerManaging Director, Business Area Manager Electrical Components/Hydraulic
Prok. Rolf Hannes Kornfelder, MBAHead of Central
Ing. Wolfgang KratochwillRegional Sales Manager
Ing. Gernot RinnerthalerRegional Sales Manager
Ing. Herbert RuppitschRegional Sales Manager Vienna, Business Unit Manager
Günter KutscheraBusiness Unit Manager Measurement
Elisabeth Schmachtl-Bernard, MAAssistant to the
Ing. Peter MayrHead of Central
Kari Schmachtl, MABusiness
Ing. Johann WallnerHead of Order Processing /
Lydia WögerbauerQuality
Boris HaghoferIT
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What we have been awarded with

Product portfolio

Knowledge blog

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A robot for sublease

By now you know that the majority of our employees also currently work from home offices. This includes, of course, our sales and technology.

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For some it's part of the daily routine, for others it's a first these days: Those who can, work in a home office. Especially if this situation is new to you, this way of working is a huge change that also comes with suddenly freed up time.

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Supply chains broken? Here's what we can...

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Updates on stock levels and...

The current Corona crisis is naturally also tying the majority of our employees to their desks at home for the time being. In this interview, some of our employees tell us how they are nevertheless able to respond to the wishes of our customers.

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We're here for you - in good times and...

Whether you're an automotive supplier or a machine and plant builder or a manufacturing industry, the current crisis is not leaving any of us unscathed. But we are not burying our heads in the sand, quite the opposite: we are still there for you. With our sales, service team and secured stocks.

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5 Megatrends for Business in 2020

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There are no sectors as affected by laws and standards around climate protection as transport and industry. New directives are constantly forcing companies to rethink.

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Key Account Management: In the...

"Key account management is successful when you understand your customers' requirements correctly," say Günther Kesler and Roland Kutis. Together, the two key account managers of SCHMACHTL have already accumulated over 50 years of professional experience.

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A close call is a close call: How to...

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Focusing on your core business: what do...

Increasing competitive pressure is increasingly showing industrial companies the limits of their competitiveness.

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Resource planning: where is your time...

We claim: Time is the most precious and at the same time scarcest resource in the industry. Only those who know how to invest it where it creates the most value can survive in today's intensified competitive environment.

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Portfolio Management 4.0: How Innovation...

"I just find it casual and rewarding to look for innovative products and solutions and make them our customers' applications," says Thomas Lehner.

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Family Business 4.0: Between...

"Consistency, respectability and integrity. These are the traditional values that make family businesses a model of success."

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