More than 120 years' experience
WSK: our history
1897 – Foundation of the company as Schwartzkopff Lokomotivbau AG
1900 – Production commences in Wildau as "Berliner Maschinenbau AG".
1914 – Establishment of a forge.
1949 – Merger to form "Ernst Thälmann" heavy engineering production combine.
1954 – Commencement of crankshaft manufacturing under the name "Schwermaschinenbau Heinrich Rau"
1974 – Even more solid pieces can be forged thanks to a new die forge with a 630kNm counterblow hammer.
1990 – The company is renamed again and known for the following years as Schwermaschinenbau AG Wildau bei Berlin (SMB AG).
1994 – With the establishment of Wildauer Kurbelwelle GmbH the company's eventful history takes another new turn.
1997 – Wildauer Kurbelwelle GmbH becomes part of GMH Gruppe.
2004 – The company splits into two: from now on Gröditzer Kurbelwelle Wildau GmbH (GKW) takes over machining of crankshafts, and the die forge is operated by Wildauer Schmiedewerke GmbH (WSW).
2017 – GKW and WSW are merged again to form Wildauer Schmiede- und Kurbelwellentechnik GmbH (WSK).