It may not be located on the water, but the small town of Schwelm in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is the perfect location for SVT. Its excellent transportation infrastructure makes it easy to get around, while European seaports, particularly Antwerp and Rotterdam, are with close reach. Schwelm’s proximity to industrial centers in the Ruhr region and the Cologne Lowland has nurtured a long tradition of industrial manufacturing in the town. All in all, it is the perfect environment for developing, manufacturing and testing SVT’s marine and land loading arms along with key components such as ROTAFLEX Swivel Joints, SVT Emergency Release Couplers (ERC), SVT Quick Connect/Disconnect Couplers (QCDC) and electrohydraulic control system.
SVT generates big-market revenues but has kept its mid-market character – and that is a fundamental strength. SVT has 175 employees, including some from the days of Wiese GmbH and Connex GmbH. They are passionate about their work, their company and their products. And they represent a healthy blend of seasoned veterans and fresh new workers, many of whom apprenticed at SVT. This combination drives a constant transfer of knowledge and keeps the team highly innovative.
There are plenty of reasons to choose loading arms made in Schwelm: the strong design team, reliable production process, decades of experience and continuous quality management system with all the necessary certificates. And since almost every loading arm undergoes a factory acceptance test at our own facility with the customer present, Schwelm is now known in places as far away as Guangdong and Quintero.