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|