Friedrich Maschinen- und Werkzeugbau GmbH, known as FMW for short, was founded in 1948 in Remshalden near Stuttgart. The family-run company has been developing and producing riveting machines and assembly systems for the automotive, hardware and electrical industries for more than 75 years.

FMW Friedrich laid the foundation for a riveting process that is still the most effective and economical today.

The radial point riveting technique was patented for FMW Friedrich in 1966.

Modern factory equipment and up-to-date production facilities characterise the appearance. Innovative management, highly qualified engineers and electronics technicians as well as well-trained technicians and skilled workers with many years of experience form the basis for a successful company history. Technical know-how, innovative strength and a well-functioning quality management system according to DIN ISO 9001:2015 guarantee a consistently high quality of Friedrich products.

High-quality products, customised complete solutions as well as competent advice and comprehensive service make Friedrich a successful and reliable partner, also internationally.


1948 Foundation under the name of "Maschinen und Werkzeug GmbH"
1955 Production of coin-operated machines and housings
1958 The company under Dorothea and Karl Friedrich
1966 Invention of Friedrich Radial Point Riveting Technology and issue of patent (Patent No. 1 552 838)
1970 Production of the first assembly machine
1975 Development of the first electrically-operated press ETP 6 worldwide (Patent No. 27 37 231)
1980 Delivery of the 2,000th riveting machine
1983 Start of the roll-forming technology
1984 Presentation of the first CNC riveting machine worldwide
1986 Development of Friedrich's 'Nietcontrol' control unit
1987 Development of the integrated measurement system (Patent No. 37 15 905)
1989 The second generation of Friedrich takes command
1991 Extension of the assembly shop
1995 Delivery of the 250th CNC riveting machine
2000 Introduction of the QM system to DIN ISO 9001
2001 Start of the bushing technology
2005 Evelopment of the first CNC power assisted bushing machine
2006 A new assembly shop is built
2006 Invention of safety riveting machine and issue of patent (Patent No: 10 2005 047 191)
2008 Development of the first 5-axis CNC riveting machine
2009 Presentation of a hand-held riveting machine
2010 The 750th CNC riveting machine is delivered
2014 Delivery of the first servo-roll-forming machine
2017 The third generation of Friedrich takes command and Certification according to DIN ISO9001:2015
2019 New Corporate Design
2022 Development of riveting units with preselectable force ranges