165 Tons of steel for a hot bath

Wilhelm Schmidlin AG in Oberarth is a very innovative family company, which is the only Swiss manufacturer of glazed titanium steel bathroom products.

In order to optimize the production processes even further, a hydraulic 1400 ton press from Hydraulico was purchased. For the new press, with a dead weight of 165t and a height of over 7m, even a new production hall has been built.

With a weight of 85t, a length of 9m, a width of 4m and a height of 2.5m, the press body is the largest component. Welti-Furrer Pneukran und Spezialtransporte loaded this press body up for us in Denmark. In spite of the corona crisis and the respective challenges the transport with a total weight of over 120 tons went smoothly across Germany.

The detailed sequence of the bringing in, unloading and erection process can be seen in our photos and our film.

The space in the new building was quite challenging. Between the lifting columns and the gallery in the new building there was only about 1 cm of air during the lifting and tilting process – not much with 85 tons!


About Wilhelm Schmidlin AG

Wilhelm Schmidlin AG is the only Swiss manufacturer of glazed titanium steel bathroom products. The innovative, owner-run company employs around 80 people at its production facility in Oberarth and produces a wide range of tried-and-tested, high-quality bathtubs, shower trays, shower areas and washbasins.


About Hydraulico

Hydraulico as was founded in Denmark in 1946. During the company’s history, Hydraulico has produced over 4,000 presses for customers around the world. Design, construction and production of advanced hydraulic presses are still Hydraulico’s core competences.

Today, however, presses are often delivered as part of a full production system. Utilizing the most recent developments within hydraulics, robotics, software solutions, and computer-based automation systems, they design and deliver custom-designed, cost-effective production lines for their customers around the world.


  • Special transport Welti-Furrer with a total weight of 120t
  • Lifting system with a lifting capacity of 360t, a total of over 40 tons of auxiliary material and equipment

Hansjörg, Erich, David, Dominik
Welti-Furrer Pneukran und Spezialtransporte AG


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Pictures & film: Lukas Pitsch proimagehub.ch


September 14, 2024

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