• Construction with Know-how
  • A view into the manufacturing hall
  • SVT Marine Loading Arm at work
  • The SVT Soccer Team

Although not located on the water, the small city of Schwelm in North Rhine-Westphalia is the perfect place for SVT. The region’s excellent transportation infrastructure means that getting around is easy and fast, and the European seaports, particularly Antwerp and Rotterdam, can be reached quickly. Due to its proximity to the industrial centers in the Ruhr region and the Cologne Lowland, the city has a long-standing tradition of industrial manufacturing. And this creates the perfect conditions to develop, manufacture, and test SVT’s marine and railcar/tank truck loading arms as well as their key components, like ROTAFLEX swivel joints, SVT’s Emergency Release Couplers (ERC), SVT’s Quick Connect/Disconnect Couplers, and electrohydraulic control system

The Power of a Medium-Sized Business
Today, SVT generates continuously increasing revenues, and yet has not lost the character of a medium-sized business – and herein lies a fundamental strength. SVT has 180 employees, some of whom have worked for the company since the days of Wiese GmbH and Connex GmbH; they stand behind the company and its products with their heart and soul. The healthy mixture of employees with many years of experience and those in the younger generation – many of whom first completed a vocational training program at SVT before starting full time – ensures that knowledge is continuously transfered throughout the company and also give us an incredible ability to innovate. The SVT team and our network of suppliers, many of whom SVT has constructively worked with as partners for decades, are the key success factors in allowing us to repeatedly act flexibly and quickly to continue to meet the widest variety of customer needs.

Quality from Schwelm
In this context, a strong design team and reliable production process, decades of experience, and continuous quality management with all the necessary certificates are convincing arguments for loading arms from Schwelm. And because practically every loading arm is approved with the customer present during the factory acceptance test at our factory’s own testing facility, Schwelm is now known even in Guangdong and São Paulo.

Representatives Worldwide
Thanks to our close collaboration with our partners on every continent, SVT has representatives all over the world, which means that every customer has a local contact. Customer service and support in North and Central America is carried out entirely by our subsidiary Connex SVT Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas.