About us

For the benefit of our customers

Since its formation in the year 1946, Werner Schmid GmbH has been managed as a traditional family-run company; it is now being led by the third generation. In our technically ultra-modern plants, we mainly manufacture components for the automotive and ventilation industries as well as for measurement and control technology. Apart from metalworking and plastics processing, the domains of design and development, tool-making and further processing are also among the pillars on which the success of our company has been built. Moreover, Werner Schmid GmbH also offers its in-house toolmaking facility for selling tools. The focus of our company is on high precision in the production of highly complex parts as well as specialisation in hybrid technology in which metallic components are coated with plastics.  Social and ecological responsibility for the region are as much goals of our company as are sustainable growth, continuous further development, and innovation.

Dipl.-Kaufm. (business graduate) Matthias Hauss and Joachim Hauss, M.Sc.


Shaped by our philosophy

With more than 70 years of experience in running the company, we want to continue to operate Werner Schmid GmbH as a traditional family-owned company even in the long term.  In doing so, we attach a great deal of importance to constancy in the company culture, with special emphasis on the company goals and quality consciousness.


Driven by Commitment

Social commitment is one of the cornerstones of Werner Schmid GmbH. The company is strongly committed to a progressive development of the region. That is why Werner Schmid GmbH is closely involved with the ‘Antonius Netzwerk’, an institution for differently challenged persons as well as for disadvantaged youth, who, since 1999, have received targeted support from the non-profit organisation Perspektiva so that they can be placed in permanent employment.


Confirmed by Awards

Our philosophy and company goals are reflected in the awards and prizes that Werner Schmid GmbH regularly receives. The following is an extract from the past years:

  • “Möglichmacher” Award

    The “Möglichmacher” (roughly translatable to “Make it possible Award”) Award has been presented by the antonius Foundation since 2018 for “exemplary commitment to an inclusive labor market”. The award is given to companies that are particularly committed to the qualification and employment of people with disabilities. In 2021, three companies from the fields of industry and craft were honored, including Werner Schmid GmbH.

  • German Stevie Awards, 2019

    The German Stevie Awards are the most multi-faceted business prize in Germany. In 2019, Werner Schmid GmbH was the winner in as many as four categories: Company of the year (category “Manufacturing / Production”), Entrepreneurs of the year for Matthias & Joachim Hauss (category “Manufacturing / Production”), Corporate Social Responsibility program of the year (up to 2,500 employees), Lifetime Achievement Award (category “Industrial goods”) for Monika Hauss-Schmid.

  • Grading “Working healthy in FD”, 2019

    In January 2019, the health management system of Werner Schmid GmbH was awarded the IHK grading “Working healthy in FD”. This grading is granted in four stages, for each of which a defined number of activities in different areas related to the health of employees has to be demonstrated. Werner Schmid GmbH was graded Gold, the highest of the four levels.

  • Grand Prix of the Medium Scale Industry, finalist in 2017 & prize-winner in 2019

    For the last 25 years, the “most coveted business award across Germany” (according to DIE WELT, a German newspaper) has been offered by the Leipzig-based Oskar-Patzelt Endowment and since 2003, it has been awarded all across Germany in twelve competition zones. Companies are assessed according to a holistic approach, in which innovative strength, customer orientation and market positioning as well as the social commitment and the role of the company in society are taken into consideration. Nominations have to be filed by associations or institutions, which has been happening every year with Werner Schmid GmbH since 2016. In 2017, Werner Schmid was even a “Finalist”.

  • ‘Economic Magnet’ seal, 2018

    The “Economic Magnet” seal is awarded to companies that stand out because of their holistic and persistently successful company management. The prize thus represents an antipole to the American style of corporate management: Instead of short-term profit optimisation, the emphasis has to be on the understanding of values in the corporate management.

  • GKV/TecPart Innovation Prize (TT Prize)

    For the last 45 years, the GKV/TecPart Verband Technische Kunststoff-Produkte e.V. (Registered Association for Technical Plastic Products) has awarded this prize for outstanding and innovative technical products, modules and assemblies of plastic. Werner Schmid has already won it twice.

  • Company of the Month, July 2010 (State Government of Hesse)

    In July 2010, Werner Schmid was honoured by the State Government of Hesse as the “Company of the Month” for “exemplary promotion” of differently-abled youth and for its commitment to the society Perspektiva.

We are certified

The high demands that we place on the quality of our components and on the environmental compatibility of our processes are the basis of our work. In the interest of our customers, we strive for high quality in all phases of the production process: From competent consultancy during the component development, through the design and production of high-quality tools, right up to the actual production of the components that can satisfy even the most stringent requirements.

To remain a recognised provider of complex components of the highest quality, we have ourselves certified regularly, thus ensuring our continuous further development. We are certified in accordance with the IATF 16 949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14 001.

DIN EN ISO 14001:2015


IATF 16949:2016


DIN EN ISO 9001:2015


The long history of Werner Schmid

Originally founded in 1946 by Werner Schmid as a one-man company to get a foothold in the region, and make door and window fittings from the wreckage, Werner Schmid GmbH quickly evolved into an economically profitable company, which expanded its manufacturing range simultaneously with the economic growth in Germany, and ultimately specialised in the production of high-quality technical metal and plastic components that had stringent requirements for tolerances and complex geometries. A constantly increasing demand and the concomitant increasing number of employees have enabled Werner Schmid GmbH to grow continuously till today. Regular investments in the expansion of production shops and manufacturing plants reflect the modernity of the company.

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