Dieter Schütz thought as early as 1999: “this could be done even better.” So in September of that year, he founded SCHWARZ & WEISS – Service GmbH in Karlstadt. In particular, Dieter Schütz wanted to use his service company and specialist knowledge to help customers optimize and simplify processes involved in materials handling and shipping in the recycling industry and scrap processing. With many years of experience in dealing with industrial and material handling machines – first as a truck driver and previously as group director of a large waste disposal company – he learned about the needs and requirements of the customers from first-hand experience.
With the help of his two daughters Melanie Schütz and Claudia Wendel as well as his niece Michaela Vollmuth, the company began gaining momentum and moved its headquarters to Pirmasens in 2004. In 2008, the company was renamed S&W Service GmbH and located at Heckenaschbacherhof in Contwig. A subsidiary was also founded in Poland in the same year.
Both companies have been constantly growing over the years, as has the satisfied and longstanding customer base. Dieter Schütz saw his vision realized and deemed it a good point in time to consider whom to hand over the reins to. He found the right partner in Andreas Lampprecht for the area of material handling machines and got him on board in 2015. As a roadbuilder, civil engineer and entrepreneur, Andreas Lampprecht brought along everything it takes to lead SW.RENT GmbH and the integrated Polish subsidiary SW RENT Sp.Zo.o – which both separated from S&W Service GmbH – into the future. As Managing Partner, Andreas Lampprecht, who has been a machinery enthusiast since his early days, has further expanded the fleet of machines with much heart and soul, a new team, new business premises in Herrenberg, a new corporate identity and an established rental service concept. He is supported by his motivated team, businessman Stefan U. Kühlbrey as his co-partner, as well as Dieter Schütz and Michaela Vollmuth as consultants.
SW.RENT has firmly established itself especially in the fields of recycling and scrap processing with its full-service rental of machines including material handlers, wheel loaders, electric material handlers and roll-off tippers. Today, as in the past, maximum customer satisfaction remains the company’s most important objective. As such, SW now no longer stands for “Schwarz & Weiß”, but rather the SW.RENT team’s own aspiration: “Service World Champions”.