The History of Infrared Heating and the Schwank Company
Günther Schwank founds his company in Fegersheim, Alsace, France.
Günther Schwank invents and patents the world’s first gas infrared radiator.
Commencement of series production in Hamburg.
Schwank moves to Cologne. The new building from that time has since become a venerated establishment in the city, where we have been working to this very day producing efficient heating solutions for industry and commerce.
Bernd Schwank, son of company founder Günther Schwank joins the company; foundation of the first foreign subsidiary.
Foundation of the North American subsidiary in Waynesboro, Georgia.
Oliver Schwank becomes the third generation family member to lead the company.
75th anniversary of the company, a landmark event in our history of supplying the world with efficient heating solutions bearing the hallmark of „Made in Germany“ quality.
2nd millionth device sold
Handelsblatt: Schwank is named as one of the Top 100 medium-sized enterprises in Germany.
Inauguration of the new Schwank Innovation Centre for the development of tube and luminous (plaque) heaters and new HVAC technologies.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedhelm Schlößer enters the company at an exciting point.
Schwank wins the Industriepreis with tetraSchwank, the innovative heat recovery system.
World premiere of deltaSchwank: Schwank presents the first tube heater with gas-air combination at the ISH.
Schwank is awarded TOP100 of the most innovative medium-sized enterprises in Germany.
Schwank launches renewable energy products: electric heat pumps and air handling units with integrated heat recovery.
Foundation of another foreign subsidiary: Schwank Slovakia.
“Wirtschaftswoche”, a renowned German business journal announces Schwank, the industrial heating specialist, to be the global market leader in 2023.
ISH Frankfurt: Schwank launches the world’s first 100% industrial hydrogen heater – geniumSchwank.