With power and speed
into the future

About us

We stand for much more than 'just' good machines.

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Traveling column machines, gantry machines and machining centers and an internationally renowned specialist for machine processing. Among the items our machines produce are large parts for machine and plant construction, for large diesel engines, for turbines and for environmental technology. The head of every machine and the heart of every plant is the SHW milling head. All our expertise can be found here – guaranteeing the uncompromising precision that our customers demand. The basis of our expertise, which is surely unique in the industry, is over 80 years of mechanical engineering experience – and a tradition going all the way back to the 14th century. Our machines embody the highest quality – made in Germany. Quality that isn’t just created in production, but as early as the development stage: by continuously making technological advances ourselves, we generate greater benefits, more value and, ultimately, increased success for our customers. Numerous SHW patents prove how closely bound tradition and innovation actually are for us. We also see product and performance as an inseparable unit. What our 210 employees deliver is always a complete package: machine and service, from development to production management, and all from a single source – directly from the manufacturer.

We are available for you worldwide

1 Germany

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH
Alte Schmiede 1
73433 Aalen-Wasseralfingen
Tel. +49 (0)7361 5578 800
Fax +49 (0)7361 5578 900


SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH ℅
44160 Plymouth Oaks Blvd
Plymouth, MI 48170
Tel. (+1) 734 414 5884
Mobile (+1) 248 463 0423

3 China

Hong ZHANG (Rock)
SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH
北京市西城区油漆作 12 号 ,
P.C. 100009
手机: +86 139 0137 2971
传真: +86 10   6456 4045
邮箱: rockzhangh@sina.com

4 India

SHW Machine Tools India Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No: W225, Second Floor
TTC Industrial Area, Khairne Midc, Thane-Belpur Road,
Navi Mumbai – 400705
Tel. (+91) 22 391 3 6059

5 Turkey

SHW Werkzeugmaschine GmbH
C/O SGM CNC, Türkei
Ayfatma caddesi 644.sokak 2/I
16120 Nilüfer/BURSA/Turkey


80 years mechanical engineering - tradition since 1365


Birth of “Schwäbische Hüttenwerke”


SHW designed the first automibile with aluminium body, front-wheel-drive, independent wheel suspension and four-wheel breaking system


Beginning of SHW mechanical engineering and automotive


Production of the first milling machines in Wasseralfingen


Specialised on the production of universal milling machines


Specialisation on universal milling heads


Foundation of SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH


Modern global company with more then 210 employees


Foundation of SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

2000 - 2002
  • Focus on the manufacture of machine tools for the production of large parts
  • Development of the dynamic travelling column machine Power Speed 5
  • Development of a standard interface for an automatic head changing system
2003 - 2004

Development and design of an HSC 5-axis fork milling head with a capacity of 20,000 rpm

2003 - 2004

Development and design of a compact bed milling machining center without foundation – the UniSpeed 5


Redistribution of shares to create the today’s structure

2008 - 2009
  • Extension and construction of new production halls as well as optimization of the production process
  • Construction of our own energy supply and installation of a combined heat and power plant
  • Development and design of the large machine series – the UniForce 8 with vertical axis of 6,100 mm
  • Development of a new large machining center – the PowerForce 8 for power plant construction with a vertical axis of up to 8100 mm and 2000 mm crosswise

Development of new machine concepts with the goal of sustainable energy and power savings for large machines


Presentation of the NORTEC Award to the company

  • Unveiling of the SHW Power Bridge gantry machine at EMO 2013
  • Conversion of the existing production and assembly halls and construction of a new technology centre for milling heads
650th anniversary of SHW with ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Kretschmann

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH is heading into the future with a tailwind after a “new beginning”

Insolvency in May and restart in September 2018


innovation is back


Unveiling of the latest machine generation “PowerSpeed Cube” and the “world’s most modern patented diagonal milling head” in machine tool construction at the SHW Innovation Days 2020.

When would you like to join our clientele?

satisfied costumers
years of mechanical engineering