A passion for heat treatment since 1946

Commitment and Passion since 1946

Our company is well known for innovation, strength and cooperation for more than 70 years. What started out as a small repair shop at Hirschhorn near Heidelberg in the Neckar valley has developed into an internationally successful engineering company with more than 150 employees worldwide.
Since the year 2000, we are part of the AICHELIN Group, one of the world‘s largest producers of thermal treatment plants with its HQ in the Austrian town of Mödling, near Vienna.

Our success story started back in 1946, when electrical engineer Walter Schultze founded “EMA Elektromaschinen Schultze GmbH & Co. KG“. The company quickly outgrew its original premises, a former army hangar. To facilitate better production procedures and ensure the company‘s growth, he decided to invest in additional halls. In the region with relatively little industry, Walter Schultze focused on innovative technological processes, while at the same time creating hundreds of jobs.

Tradition generates Trust
Walter Schultze positioned the company as a manufacturer and service provider in the segment of inductive heating, melting and hardening systems, as well as frequency converters. The company founder placed particular emphasis on high performance standards and the latest technology, as well as training and promoting young talent from within the company ranks. As the business became increasingly successful, demand for our systems also grew outside the German-speaking region. Thus, in the 1960s and 1970ssubsidiaries were established in Great Britain and India. Over the decades, EMA Indutec has shifted its geographical focus towards China and the US.

Focus on Research and Development
Following the death of the company founder in 1976, his family took over management of the company. By the end of the 1980s, around 20 percent of the workforce was working in the design and development department. This focus on research and development guaranteed further development and expansion of our product and service portfolio. We therefore also act as the center of expertise for induction heating and hardening systems within the AICHELIN Group. The state-of-the-art EMA Technology Centre in Meckesheim, located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim, is the heart of research and development activities in induction technology within the Holding. Its excellent testing facilities guarantee important process optimization input.

Get everything from a Single Source
As a full-range provider, EMA Indutec manufactures machines and custom systems for hardening, quenching and tempering, as well as frequency converters for various applications, such as heating, melting, forging and for furnaces. The portfolio is completed by ancillaries, such as re-cooling systems, measurement and control systems, washing systems, as well as loading and unloading systems. The worldwide installation and maintenance of your systems is in good hands with our well equipped and qualified Service department. Our comprehensive after sales service includes training and technical seminars held locally, an on-call service for spare parts, as well as a 24-hour service with hotline for technical questions. As an affordable alternative to investing in brand new systems, we also provide
modernisation services for older systems. With our remote service via a security provider, we are able to offer our customers immediate help to locate and eliminate any fault that may occur in a quick and efficient way.

Looking to the Future
We are represented in Beijing, China since 2010 and remain on a successful expansion course. Under the umbrella of the AICHELIN Group, we have access to extensive structures and valuable expertise, and we can benefit from synergy effects. In 2015, a new subsidiary was added in Detroit, USA. Thanks to our massive pool of experience and the innovative capacity of our employees, we are well prepared to meet the challenges of today and the future. Some 70 years after our company was founded, we are not only able to look back over a highly successful history in Germany, but we can also look forward to a promising global future. This is because we understand the markets, know the processes and have mastered the key technologies that point to the future of our customers.