Schwank History

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.


Joint venture with the Russian company Gazprom in Tyumen, Russia.


Oliver Schwank becomes the third generation family member to lead the company.


Foundation of the 12th foreign subsidiary: Schwank Romania.


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; foundation of Schwank Ukraine

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.


Record sales and acquisition of 51% of Gazprom’s shares in Sibschwank, Russia.


Schwank receives the renowned Industriepreis 2013 Award for exceptional product sustainability.


Schwank wins the Industriepreis with tetraSchwank, the innovative heat recovery system.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedhelm Schlößer enters the company at an exciting point.


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.


“Wirtschaftswoche”, a renowned German business journal announces Schwank to be the global market leader in 2019.

Record sales! Schwank increases turnover to 50.6 million euros. New burner technologies for infrared heating systems are developed which become top performers in the market.

World premiere for efficient heating solutions with gas-air-combination: Schwank presents the bright radiator study evoSchwank at the ISH.

Our Awards

What we're proud of

Großer Preis des Mittelstands
Industriepreis 2017
Best of German Mittelstand
Die Welt Top 100

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