History

Jahr
1919

Company was founded by Dipl. Ing. Richard Schmid und Walter Wezel in Stuttgart.

1921

The brand BIAX is synonymeous for flexible shafts.

1923

Production moves to Maulbronn near Stuttgart into a new building.

1924

Subsidary founded in USA.

1934

Introducing the EFA meat processing range.

1945

Hans-Georg Wezel takes over production responsibility and exceeds product range from flexible shafts to pneumatic industrial tools and meat processing machines.

1954

The subsidary BIAX-Werkzeuge GmbH & Co. in Maulbronn was founded, manufacturing carbide tools.

1968

The subsidary BIAX GmbH in Steckborn (CH) was founded.

1989

Mr. Ulrich Merkle gets in charge of the company.

1993

The subsidary EFA Processing Equipment Company in Omaha (USA) was founded.

1997

Quality Management Certification according to DIN-ISO 9001.

1998

The subsidary BIAX-Italia S.r.I. in Roverto (I) was founded.

1998

Schmid & Wezel takes over the SIG-Airtool Division in Neuhausen (CH).

2003

Schmid & Wezel Maulbronn moves into a newly built plant. The production of carbide tools of the former BIAX Hartmetallwerkzeuge GmbH moves to Neuhausen (CH).

2004

Quailty Management Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001-2000.

2007

Schmid & Wezel presents at the IFFA in Frankfurt/Main tools for automatic and robotic slaughter and deboning lines.

2009

After more than 30 years worldwide, successful working in the slaughter industry, the production of EFA 44 splitting saw will be stopped. The bandsaw splitters will follow the EFA 44 with powerfull motors and hygienic highest level from the series SB. EFA SB splitting saws are used daily wordlwide in the meat industry.

2010

At IFFA exhibition in Frankfurt EFA presents the new products, EFA 900 Handskinner, EFA 750 Fishscaler and the new splitting band saw SB 325 E with the new control unit.

2012

Advancement in the field of servo synchronus motors for breaking saws, a new electro trimmer for the meat industry and the products VB 315 stunner and the SB 325 E splitting saw for cattle.

2013

EFA presents at IFFA 2013 the new EFA Long Life Trimmer with flexi shaft and servo sychronus drive. Available also with pneumatic motor. New are also the following powerfull products, the PLE 10 dehider, the breaking saw SK 18 S with servo synchronus motor, the splitting saw SB 325 E and the stunner VB 315.

Further divisions of Schmid & Wezel:

BIAX Flexible Power
BIAX Hartmetallwerkzeuge
BIAX Professional Power