The Aug. Schwan
Schwan company stands for straightforward cooperation on a mutual level. As a leading supplier in the card industry, we are a solid part of our customers supply chains. On the bottom line, we provide you with press plates and press pads you need, when you need them. We seek for highest quality, knowing that every damage on the operating resource effects our customer's success.
Experience and Quality for 40 yearsCompany and production plant are located in Viersen-Süchteln close to the dutch border in North-Rhine-Westfalia. The family business is lead in third generation by Richard Grefkes. The company operates in two business units: PPE and Lamination. Lamination as a global player, PPE within the DACH-Region.
Both business units are specializations of Schwans core business operating resources. The company employs around 30 people in the departments:
- Management & Human Resource
Plates and Pads - Made in Germany
A high quality plate contains a steady heat conductivity and heat distribution. In addition, the pressure needs to be transported equally and differences in height needs to be compensated within the lamination cassette. A good pad will expand back to its original volume (rebound effect) after the lamination and can be used multiple times. Last but not least, the pad must not bring in contamination.
In the past, many layers of paper were used as a cushion for the lamination process. Modern Press Pads consist of multiple heat-resistant layers with different features. In consequence, we develop different pads for different purposes.
Plastic card production is a niche market, but a global niche market. On the one hand, connected and dependent to many other industries, we are in a constant learning and development process. On the other hand, cards became a subtle, but incremental, part of the human life. In consequence, trends and technical change challenges also the card industry.
Innovation & Product Development
The global demand for plastic cards is increasing, forming card producers and suppliers to a global network. Schwans products, service and support are worldwide available. Today, Schwans products are used in more than 40 countries around the globe.
Reliable, smooth and solid - we stand for quality made in Germany!