IVA Schmetz GmbH in Menden, Germany

We burn for industrial furnaces.

Enthusiasm for innovative and reliable industrial furnace systems and first-class service has been based in Menden for 75 years. Our motivation grows not only with every day, but with every furnace that leaves our plant in Sauerland. Together with our employees, we want to continuously develop and offer the best overall package for our customers: Competent consulting, predictive maintenance of our own and third-party furnaces, digital networking, and the production of resource-saving industrial furnaces Made in Germany.

We offer our customers from the aerospace, wind energy, automotive, steel industry and many other sectors the best heat treatment solution. Whether for IVA Schmetz or manufacturer-independent furnaces. Our customers have always highest priority! 

As the market leader for industrial furnaces, we find an innovative, reliable and future-oriented solution for every heat treatment requirement.


Experience meets innovation

With our wide range of industrial furnaces, we offer an innovative, reliable and future-oriented solution for almost any heat treatment requirement. We draw our experience from over 75 years of industrial furnace construction and value the knowledge of our more than 300 employees at 5 locations. Whether highly demanding processes for special application areas or individual furnaces - through our four established brands in the various areas of heat treatment, we have the right contact for every requirement.

IVA Schmetz GmbH company group

Four brands - one goal.

Behind the group of companies are four strong brands with a common goal: to develop and manufacture the best furnace solution for our customers! Competent consulting, predictive maintenance of our own and third-party plants, digital networking, and the construction of resource-saving industrial furnaces are our top priorities.

The group of companies is the specialist for furnaces and processes in heat treatment and is represented at a total of four locations:


  • BMI is our strong partner from France for special equipment. The company has a wide range of industrial furnaces for heat treatment and thermochemical treatment in vacuum, low pressure or plasma.

  • For more than 60 years, the name MAHLER has stood for innovative industrial furnace construction of outstanding quality. In Plochingen, continuous furnace systems through bogie hearth and chamber furnaces to highly specialized applications with the highest demands on atmosphere quality and throughput are designed and manufactured.

  • IVA Schmetz Shanghai combines both expertise and advanced design. Combined with local production advantages and efficient service in China, IVA Schmetz Shanghai is able to provide high quality heat treatment furnaces, spare parts and after-sales service for the domestic and Asian market.