From a village forge to a global waste sorting and recycling company

The beginnings of the STADLER family business date back to 1791 – even before Napoleon crowned himself emperor.

[Translate to EN - GB:] Metallbearbeitung bei STADLER

Long tradition as a family business

The history of the "Stadler master smith dynasty", which has lasted for more than 200 years, began with a village forge in Altshausen. Over the years, the company became a locksmith's shop – and after the second World War it had become a thriving metal construction company.

The early seventies marked the beginning of a new era, which continues to this day. As a contract during the 1972 Olympic Games, STADLER developed novel waste glass and waste paper containers for the city of Munich. This was STADLER’s first development in the recycling industry.

[Translate to EN - GB:] STADLER Belegschaft in alten Zeiten
[Translate to EN - GB:] Geschäftsführung der STADLER Anlagenbau GmbH


Since the beginning of the 1990s, the company has become a modern and successful metal construction company, which increasingly specialises in the construction of conveying and sorting facilities for the recycling industry.

In 1991, graduate engineer Willi Stadler joined the company. After the death of his father, he took over the sole management of the Stadler Group as the seventh generation in 1998. In 2011, commercial graduate Claus Maier became the second Managing Director of Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH.