From a handicraft business to a modern industrial enterprise
The first written records of the blacksmith’s shop Schmid in Salach go back to the year 1922. Since 1900, however, the company has been family-owned. At that time Josef Schmid sen. was the head of the business. He was the grandfather of the longstanding managing partner Johannes Schmid.
In the mid-1980s Johannes Schmid took over the blacksmith’s shop, which in the meantime operated as locksmith’s business. In 1990 the company was converted into Metallbau Schmid GmbH.
In 1995 an own manufacturing hall for the staircase division was built and therefore the production surface increased to 4.500 m². In the same year the MetallArt Treppen Metallbau Schmid GmbH was established.
Both enterprises merged into MetallArt Metallbau Schmid GmbH.
Formation of MetallArt Treppen AG in Switzerland to expand the local market presence
Change of name. The company is now registered as MetallArt Treppen GmbH.
With the ongoing growth of the company, MetallArt expands its headquarters in Salach by an office building for the administration and the technical designers.
In addition, Plant 3 in Süßen now accommodates the lacquering shop, the shipping and the work preparation department.
With Jürgen Bauer and Andreas Wahsner, two qualified experts join the MetallArt management and form the dynamic leading team of the international staircase manufacturer.
Today, approximately 100 employees are working with MetallArt Treppen GmbH.
The stairs company for innovative solutions
At MetallArt unique staircases are created for the most diverse sectors and building projects. With many years of experience in special staircase construction and state-of-the-art production technology, the highly qualified employees at the company’s headquarters in Salach realise the entire design and production process for demanding projects. The assembly of the steel staircases is carried out on site by the company’s own specialists with the highest precision and with the help of the latest assembly technologies. Through close coordination with all parties involved in the project, MetallArt can always guarantee efficient project management and the highest level of customer satisfaction.
MetallArt successfully sets standards
Today, MetallArt realises extensive projects worldwide with a broad service portfolio and successfully opens up new markets through high innovative power and closeness to the customer. The Salach-based headquarters are supplemented by stairbuilder experts throughout Germany that act as contact persons. MetallArt Treppen AG is responsible for the distribution and customer service in Switzerland. The company is regularly present at trade fairs in Germany and abroad and aligns its quality “made in Germany” to international standards. With extraordinary projects, outstanding company achievements and technical innovations, MetallArt has repeatedly won various awards.
Projects realised by MetallArt
MetallArt Treppen GmbH is represented by the managing directors Jürgen Bauer and Andreas Wahsner. Thanks to their many years of experience and extensive expertise, they complement each other perfectly and form a qualified executive team.
Jürgen Bauer (Graduate in Business Administration) spent many years working in project management before joining MetallArt Treppen GmbH. He initially convinced at MetallArt as a controller with his in-depth expert know-how and his experience as a project manager. In 2021, he was appointed as managing director.
Andreas Wahsner acquired profound knowledge over many years in sales and project management at well-known companies in the construction industry and has been passionately committed to innovations in design-oriented interior solutions with all his knowledge since joining MetallArt. He has been member of the management at MetallArt Treppen GmbH since 2021.
The MetallArt management can look back on a remarkable company development. Within a few years, the number of employees has doubled and the company serves a broad international customer base with administration and production sites. In addition to responsible corporate and personnel management, the executives have always set ambitious goals for the development of new sales territories and successfully implemented these goals. With highly qualified employees and constant technological development, the staircase designers of MetallArt set the highest standards in stairbuilding and are optimally positioned for the future.