1932 founded as an architectural office in Chemnitz by Georg Schwab.
1938 moved to Aschaffenburg with simultaneous construction of a production hall for the production of reed mats and tissues.
1948 after the destruction of the factory in Aschaffenburg move to Oettingen. Simultaneous construction of a factory for weaving reed machines
Production begins with the currency reform.
1999 the youth workshop/Langenaltheim, together with the Landcare Association Ansbach, starts a project for the production of browsing protection boots for trees. Till today these sleeves are made on one of our weaving machines from the 1950s.
1965 Development of the first machine for cutting linoleum flooring.
1966 Production of the first paternoster with 4-wheel deflection system.
1972 Construction and marketing of paternosters and cutting equipment for the emerging DIY sector. Extension of paternoster construction for industrial applications - Industrial Paternosters.
1974 Expansion of product range for carpet cutting machines.
1976 Design and fabrication of the first Industrial-commissioning-facility (IKA) for a carpet distribution and wholesale in Paris.
1993 Construction of a sales organization in the U.S.. Simultaneous start of the development and manufacture of skate equipment under the brand name Skateways.
1994 Foundation of Schwab Inc. in Dalton, GA.
1996 Development and production of the world's first beverage-vending machine GEKA.
1999 New founding as schwab Förder- und Lagertechnik GmbH.
2004 Development and production of thermal cutting for synthetic materials (Dra.H.T.)
2011 Development and introduction of the world's first MiniPAT-xl with its new scissor-arm principle for paternosters.