More than 30 years of history in the making
In 1988 Thomas Schwarzmüller developed a new control algorithm for AC-induction motors at the University of Kaiserslautern. This was the start of a successful story in mobile AC inverter technology. After foundation of the Schwarzmüller GmbH in 1994 several inverter series were developed and placed on the market in the following years, covering all aspects of the mobile machine market. In 2016, Schwarzmüller Inverter was acquired by the SME Group.
In 2019, the SME Group was acquired by Dana Incorporated. Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs more than 36,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, the company reported sales of $8.1 billion in 2018.