Collaboration between Schmid AG and Viessmann Engineering Italia on the Italian market

Cooperation Schmid AG and Viessmann Engineering

As of 01.01.2021, Schmid AG energy solutions will start to collaborate on an exclusive basis with Viessmann Engineering Italia (hereinafter Viessmann Italia). According to the contract signed between the two companies, this cooperation will cover the entire Italian market, with the exception of South Tyrol.

The partnership is based only on a contractual definition. According to that, there is no financial connection for both parties. Each company stays completely independent.

A special agreement has been reached for the Alto Adige area. Our long-standing agent there, Joseph Thanei, and Viessmann Italia will work together as non-exclusive agents on the South Tyrolean market in the future. Schmid AG will remain Joseph Thanei’s contractual partner in the future.

For more information about sales and customer service Italy and South Tyrol click here >>.

New Partnership in Canada

We are very excited about partnering with Fink Machine Inc. We aim high by being a technology and innovation leader, but this alone is not enough to succeed. Satisfied customers and partners are our best advertisement and to achieve this we need not only good products but comprehensive customer support throughout the entire product life-cycle. Fink Machine has shown this same commitment over the past 19 years to their customers and became in this way Canada’s largest provider of wood chip and wood pellet boilers for commercial and industrial applications.  We are looking very much forward to working with them in the future.



Schmid AG, its customers and their facilities make an important contribution to our country’s essential services. It is therefore vital that we take joint responsibility for a functioning infrastructure in these difficult times and ensure the supply of heat and electricity.

Schmid AG can also guarantee a high degree of supply reliability in times of crisis thanks to its non-centralised structure, which extends across Switzerland and Europe. With this in mind, we would like to inform you about the efforts and measures we are taking with regard to the present situation.

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New partnership in Denmark

We are very happy and proud of announcing our new partnership in Denmark with the company BioMatTek who will officially represent the Schmid brand throughout Denmark starting from 1st of October 2019.

The company BioMaTek is specialised in consulting, planning and maintenance of biomass heating plants. The company's core product is a flexible straw separator with an integrated cable cutter that can process bales of different sizes and quality. The complete solution with self-management, great flexibility and high reliability ensures a smooth and continuous combustion, - together with Schmid products the perfect combination for reliable and sustainable customer solutions.

First installation in Sweden


In November 2018, a UTSR-900.32 EN moving grate furnace was installed at customer “Alviksgården” in Luleå.

Philipp Lüscher and Export Manager Marcel Danuser visited the plant in the spring of 2019 together with the sales partner biOptima.

„Alviksgården“ is the largest pig breeder in Sweden. Mikael Hugoson, the owner of the company, is enthusiastic about the Swiss quality: "The robust design is convincing. We have trouble-free operation and use fuel from our own forest. "

Schmid Vorschubrostfeuerung UTSR-900 Alvisgarden Eröffnung Schweden Landschaft

Boiler System Saves School $50,000


Weare, NH – John Stark High School (SAU 24) is now being heated by a dry wood chip boiler system installed by Froling Energy of Peterborough.

At the new heating system’s core is a 1.7 million BTU/hour Schmid UTSK biomass boiler. It is being fed screened semidry wood chips (Froling Energy’s PDCs) from a steel 42 ton above-grade silo, that is key to the cost-effectiveness of this concept. The vertical wood chip silo is refilled by a blower truck.

In the system’s first heating season the school consumed over 300 tons of dry wood chips which cost $36,000. This is the equivalent of over 28,000 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil, which at $2.30 a gallon would cost $64,400. The estimated first-year fuel savings should be $36,000, compared to oil. They will save even more with the generation of about 900 NH Class 1 Thermal RECs, which should net at more than $16 each, creating $14,400 in income.

Total first-year savings from the new system should be over $50,000. Because the boiler system was commissioned in mid-December, savings are expected to be even better in future years.

The general contractor for the project was Energy Efficient Investments, an energy performance contractor based in Merrimack.

Froling Energy was the project’s mechanical contractor that completely renovated John Stark High School’s boiler room.

John Stark High School Schmid UTSK Holzfeuerung in John Stark High School

Japanese Biomasse group visited Schmid energy solutions

On September 19, 2018 the Japanese Biomass group of 26 participants leadd by Professor Emeritus Hideo Sakai visited Schmid energy solutions. The research team included professors, researchers, forestry representatives and graduate students.

During this day our guests learned about Forestry in Switzerland, about important factors to ensure high-quality combustion process, about possible de-ashing, flue gas cleaning  and heat recovery solutions. The highlight of the day was visiting H.Baumgartner & Sohn company, where guests could observe wood chipping and transportation process.

We are happy that it was a very fruitful and meaningful experience for our guests!

New Partnership in Canada

We are pleased to announce the new partnership with Combustion Expert Énergie. The company based in Quebec area designs and installs fully automated, efficient and high performance biomass heating projects and has conducted dozens of biomass thermal power plants for institutional, commercial and industrial customers.

The detailed knowledge of biomass combustion processes enables to offer a service of optimization for heating systems that provide significant energy efficiency gains for the customers. Combustion Expert Énergy guarantees high quality services in all divisions - in combination with Schmid products, the perfect combination for reliable and sustainable customer solutions.

New partnership in Netherlands

We are very happy to announce our new partnership in Netherlands!

From 1st of May, 2018 the Boonstoppel Engineering officially represents the Schmid brand throughout Netherlands. Boonstoppel Engineering has been a specialist in the design, coordination, supervision and management of technical installations for the last 20 years. In addition to conventional and proven technologies they also focus on innovative and sustainable installation techniques.

Together with Schmid products the indispensable link between theory and practice, as well as the reliable and sustainable solutions can be ensured on the Dutch market.

New Partnership in the USA

We are delighted to announce the new partnership with Froling Energy. The New England’s Biomass Specialists is a full service Biomass contractor specializing in the installation of wood chip and wood pellet boiler system. No other organization in the Northeast has more experience with the design, installation and operation of biomass boiler systems. Froling Energy can manage all aspects of a biomass project: Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Ongoing Service. Froling Energy ensures high quality services on all divisions- pared with Schmid products the perfect combination for reliable and sustainable customer solutions.  

Partner für Schmid Holzfeuerungen, Holzheizungen

Schmid Sales Conference and a ski event

Schmid energy solutions invited sales consultants and partners from 14 nations to the annual International Sales Conference. The participants were informed about Schmid strategy and innovations and were trained in the areas of emission guidelines, filter systems, combustion technology and optimization of biomass installations. Schmid partners from Poland, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Canada, USA and Japan also visited two plants: the hot air turbine lighthouse project in Düdingen, as well as the district heating installation in Grindelwald (UTSR-3200 / UTSR-1200). The conference was completed by a visit to the Lauberhorn race in Wengen and a ski event.

New partnership in Sweden

We are very happy and proud of announcing our new partnership in Sweden with the company biOptima AB who will officially represent the Schmid brand throughout Sweden from 1st of October 2017. biOptima is specialised in the construction and operation of turnkey biomass combustion plants. Whit its long years of experience in the field of wood firing systems, biOptima ensures high quality services on all divisions, - pared with Schmid products the perfect combination for reliable and sustainable customer solutions.  

A Turbine That Offers More Than Just Hot Air

From fireplaces to large heating plants - wood has always been used to generate heat. In addition to heat production, wood can also be used to produce electricity. Hot air turbines use heated air from a furnace that is fed via a turbine and converted into electricity by the connected generator. The considerable residual heat is then used to produce hot water. The new technology is suitable for use in central locations of district heating networks – or in industrial and service operations that are focused on self-sufficiency of heat and electricity. Technical report:

Strategic partnership

Eco Fuels are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Schmid AG – energy solutions to deliver new systems, and after-sales support for existing systems.  Schmid wish to assure existing customers that in the wake of the demise of Imperative Energy, Eco Fuels are able to offer full breakdown, maintenance and parts to support all Schmid installations in the UK.

Schmid, based in Switzerland, are a manufacturer of technically advanced, high quality biomass boilers from 30kW to 6.5MW with world-wide presence.  Schmid boiler technologies have been deployed with several hundred installations in the UK.

Eco Fuels have been supplying and installing Schmid technology for 5 years, and this partnership was a natural choice for both parties.  Schmid have moved quickly to provide continuity of service to Schmid customers.  Eco Fuels’ Managing Director, Mark Thomas, said “ we are pleased to establish a direct relationship with Schmid, having committed to their technology some years ago.  This will allow us to expand and improve the scope and availability of new boiler installations, and engineers for after sales service and support”. 

Philipp Lüscher, Managing Director from Schmid said “ we are glad having found such an optimal solution with Eco Fuels to ensure the high quality after sales for our existing customers and also being able to provide advice for new projects. We are very much looking forward to establish our cooperation. “

Top-notch biomass technology

South China Morning Post covered within the Switzerland Country Report about successful swiss enterprises with strong exports in the asian market. 

Read the full article from 17 March 2015.

A strong cooperation

Our wide network consisting of strong sales and service partners is continuously growing. Since the end of august McCormick Energy Group is part of our strong and international network.

McCormick Energy Group has gained more than 25 years of experience in sustainable energie supply as well as facility management. With this experience we are able to guarantee the well-known reliable Schmid-service in North America and Canada.

We are also proud to announce our first boiler delivery at the end of september.
A UTSK underfeed stoker firing system from Schmid energy solutions will provide sustainable heat for the Lake Region High School in Naples.

SCHMID - 75 years on fire

Schmid AG celebrated its 75th anniversary on the first weekend in July. At an open day event, guests were offered an insight into production and were able to view the new building in line with the motto "discover – experience – enjoy". The culinary delicacies, drinks and cooling ice cream proved popular in the refreshment tent. Around 1,500 sausages, 500 Asiatic dishes and 1,700 ice creams were consumed. The youngest guests were entertained in the children's paradise with pony rides, face-painting and the play bus. 2,000 visitors made their way to Eschlikon for the open day event. Celebrations were held on Friday and Saturday evening with customers and employees. A total of 800 guests were accompanied through the lively evening programme by Claudio Zuccolini, a comedian from Graubünden. The highlight was certainly the farewell speech of Hans-Jürg Schmid who, after 52 years in the company, handed over the reins of Schmid AG to his son-in-law Philipp Lüscher. The local gymnasts "Konterschwung" also pleased the crowd. After a delicious meal and a generous dessert buffet, the lounge proved an inviting place for a relaxing get-together. Schmid AG is delighted that the anniversary weekend had such as positive echo.

Handing over the reins
A company is making history. Schmid AG energy solutions, the largest manufacturer of wood-firing systems in Switzerland, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. During the celebrations, after 52 years working for the company, Hans-Jürg Schmid handed over management of the company to his son-in-law Philipp Lüscher.

An unusual entrepreneur
Hans-Jürg Schmid completed his locksmith apprenticeship in his parents´ workshop and later gained qualifications in management and sales. What you can´t learn – entrepreneurship – was given to him at birth. As CEO and owner, this unusual entrepreneur was the driving force behind the success of the Schmid Group. Many innovations that proved ground-breaking for the wood-firing industry were introduced to the market by Hans-Jürg Schmid. Even though times were not always rosy, he put his heart and soul into the company, held fast to Switzerland as the manufacturing base, pushed through innovations and opened up new markets.

Chairman of the advisory board
Hans-Jürg Schmid cannot imagine a life without Schmid AG. "The company has defined my life. So it is obvious that I can´t simply give it up. I am withdrawing from the operational business and handing over management, but for the time being I will remain as chairman of the advisory board" said the 67 year old. "In addition I will continue as a consultant for the division Innovations and Client Service but with a smaller workload." Hans-Jürg Schmid is very happy that he can hand over the company in such a healthy state to his successors and is sanguine for the future. "The future CEO and company management have my full confidence. I am certain that the Schmid Group will continue to lead the market with ground-breaking innovations and will remain an important player in the field of wood energy", he explains.  

100% committed
The new CEO Philipp Lüscher joined Schmid AG energy solutions in 2003. As part of a comprehensive internal career plan, he performed various managerial functions in the areas planning and scheduling, project management and sales. As head of Strategy and Projects, he finally became a member of corporate management in 2006. "Taking over management of the Schmid Group is a great challenge for me", said the 32-year-old husband of Natalie Lüscher-Schmid. "It will be difficult to follow in the footsteps of my father-in-law who directed the fortunes of the company for 52 years and who left his mark on the whole industry." It won´t be easy to fill the gap, but he is looking forward to the challenge and is 100% committed to what lies ahead.

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