Welcome to Schnierle

Schnierle solutions – clever and customer-oriented

Hermann Schnierle GmbH specialises in the development and production of seating systems and vehicle floor systems for the field of special vehicles. Furthermore, Schnierle is a manufacturer of passenger and wheelchair restraint systems.

Since the foundation in 1966 the company has grown from a handicraft saddlery business into an international supplier of complete solutions in the area of passenger transport. The services our rounded off by the accredited in-house tensile test device and components testing facility. Today, Schnierle is one of the leaders of the international market of seating technology. Hermann Schnierle GmbH is also owner of trademarks and patents.

250 employees

4 Sites
Production/stock 25.000 m²

ISO 9001:2015

Our values

Hermann Schnierle GmbH is a family-run industrial company. The third generation is already steering the fate of the company.
Hermann Schnierle GmbH is a family-run industrial company. The third generation is already steering the fate of the company.

Schnierle stands for a high level of:

Safety 

Safety First – according to this principle and for your safety all products are put through their paces before being released to the market.

Innovation 

Keeping an ear close to the market and client offers Schnierle the possibility to recognise trends and tendencies at an early stage and gives the corresponding competitive advantage.

Quality

Decades of experience and extensive expertise paired with certified production processes guarantee the high quality standard of Schnierle.

Our competences

Development

The requirements of our customers are important to us.

We will be happy to support you in the realisation of your individual project ideas in the field of seat development from medium to large-scale production.

Test centre

Our systems are tested according to the European Directives ECE R-14 and ECE R-16.

This means that our seating-, leg- and installation systems are compatible with each other and TÜV-tested.

Rental of our static tensile test facility is possible on request.

Sewing/saddlery

We are particularly proud of our roots in saddlery craftsmanship. To this day, we upholster our seats and sew the necessary covers ourselves.

This enables us to offer you a wide range of cover variations as well as individual embroidery and embossing.

Product trainings

In order to be able to offer our specialist partners the best product know-how, we carry out special product training for all Schnierle products.

The training courses can take place at our premises or at your site.

From a handicraft business to an industrial enterprise

1966

Hermann Schnierle 1966

It all began in a rented truck garage in Augsburg. In the sixties, initially financially supported by his father, Hermann Schnierle benefited from the US soldiers stationed in Augsburg, who invested a lot of money in their cars at that time. The upholstery and saddlery were soon to flourish.

1977

The still young craft business has grown significantly within a few years. The company’s specialisation in seating equipment for buses also made it necessary to move to larger premises in Königsbrunn. At the same time, Hermann Schnierle founded the Hermann Schnierle GmbH in 1977 and appointed Rainer Höfele as managing director, who was already closely involved in the development of the business at that point.

1980

The upward trend continued unabated. As early as 1980, Schnierle expands production to include seat manufacturing for motorhomes. At the time, no one had any idea that 40 years later, due to a worldwide virus pandemic, the motorhome market would mean a completely new travel and leisure culture for people.

1990

Schnierle Sitzsysteme 1977

The path to industrial production was paved and found another high point in the expansion of the production of seats for minibuses and motorhomes with integrated 3-point belt.

1991

Über uns Schnierle 1990

This was associated with the need for larger administrative, production and storage space, which led to the move to the current headquarters in Gersthofen in 1991.

1992

Shortly afterwards, Martin Schnierle was appointed managing director, who also helped steer the strategic direction of the company as another shareholder and laid the foundation for the future success story.

1995

With increasing internationalisation of the markets, the focus was increasingly on the quality of the management and production processes, which resulted in the first ISO certification in 1995.

2003

Schnierle Testzentrum

Martin Schnierle also invested in setting up its own tensile test facility, which is accredited be the renowned European testing institutes such as TÜV Rheinland (TÜV Automotive), RDW (NL), UTAC (FR), DTC (CH), and much more.

2005

Schnierle has established itself over the decades as a competent partner for car body converters/builders and OEMs. Due to increasing customer demand for individual seat developments and designs, a massive expansion of the in-house design and development department was undertaken.

2010

The company’s core competencies are constantly being expanded. In addition to the department of upholstery and saddlery, the manufacture of vehicle seats and seating systems, the range of installation and conversion systems, this was followed in 2010 by the patenting of a transport concept for vehicles suitable for the disabled, the Schnierle Rollibox®

2015

Schnierle Safety Belts Laufen

A strategically important decision was the foundation of Schnierle Safety Belts GmbH through the takeover of the former Schneeweis company. The production company of the safety belts and belt systems is located in Laufen on the border to Austria.

2016

Schnierle Gersthofen

Just in time for the company’s 50th anniversary, a new production hall was put into operation in Gersthofen. Since then, seat production for the motorhome sector has been taking place on an additional 2,200m².

2017

Schnierle S.r.l. in Sfantu Gheorge, Rumänien

Production and storage capacities must be expanded. Schnierle founds the Schnierle S.r.l in Sfantu Gheorge, Romania. The company serves as an extended workbench for seating systems in Gersthofen and Schnierle Safety Belts in Laufen.

2020

Seating Systems Augsburg

Schnierle takes additional 8,000m² of production space for bench production, floor systems and Rollibox systems into operation in Augsburg.

2021

Expansion of production and storage areas Lechhausen by 7,100m².

Our locations

Schnierle Europa Map Standorte
Gersthofen/Augsburg

Hermann Schnierle GmbH in Gersthofen and Augsburg-Lechhausen: Production of seats, vehicle floors, leg systems and RolliBoxes.

Laufen

Schnierle Safety Belts in Laufen: Production of safety belts.

Sf. Gheorghe

Schnierle S.r.l. in Romania: Extended workbench, sewing and assembly.

Our locations

Schnierle Europa Map Standorte
Gersthofen/Augsburg

Hermann Schnierle GmbH in Gersthofen and Augsburg-Lechhausen: Production of seats, vehicle floors, leg systems and RolliBoxes.

Laufen

Schnierle Safety Belts in Laufen: Production of safety belts.

Sf. Gheorghe
Schnierle S.r.l. in Romania: Extended workbench, sewing and assembly.

Our locations

Schnierle Standorte
Gersthofen/Augsburg

Hermann Schnierle GmbH in Gersthofen and Augsburg-Lechhausen: Production of seats, vehicle floors, leg systems and RolliBoxes.

Laufen

Schnierle Safety Belts in Laufen: Production of safety belts.

Sf. Gheorghe
Schnierle S.r.l. in Romania: Extended workbench, sewing and assembly.
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