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About us


Stainless steel is our passion

METALLFORM Wächter GmbH is a dynamic company in the field of wire and sheet metal processing that has consistently dedicated itself to stainless steel. Stainless steel is not only our profession, it is also our passion.

Our customers benefit from our decades of experience with this material as well as from our professionalism. We see our mission in providing customers with top-quality stainless steel products that help them achieve the best possible results for their processes. In everything we do, we always ask ourselves the same question: how can we offer our customers even greater benefits?

We are the specialists for stainless steel

We specialize in the design, development and manufacture of stainless steel products. We develop and manufacture cleaning baskets from stainless steel wire. We offer our customers an extensive standard program in the common sizes off the shelf, customized solutions for cleaning baskets and racks as well as workpiece holders and product transport systems. In the sheet metal processing sector, we produce components and assemblies such as laser, bent and welded parts from stainless steel sheet. Our customers come from the plant engineering and electronics industries, air-conditioning technology, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical sector, clean room technology, cleaning and packaging technology, as well as many other sectors.

Customer-specific consulting and problem solving ensure the high standards of quality and reliability of our products. Our further strengths lie in in-house design and development, manufacturing as well as logistics, which we are happy to undertake for our customers.

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40 years of

In 2023, our company will celebrate its 40th anniversary. We look back with pleasure on our company history and the successful cooperation with our customers. But even more, we are looking forward to the tasks and challenges we will face in the future.


June 1983


Foundation of METALLFORM as a specialist company for stainless steel sheet metal working by Heinrich Wächter and a second shareholder.

June 1984


Construction of the new office building and first production hall, move to the Bretten site.

June 1986


Acquisition of the shares held by the co-partner through Heinrich Wächter. Heinrich Wächter becomes the sole shareholder and managing director

June 1988


Addition of the second production hall. Expansion of the production to the area of wire processing, production of the first cleaning baskets and workpiece holders.

June 1989


Addition of the warehouse/shipping hall.

June 1990


Construction in 2D.

June 1992


Registration of the brand name "MEFO-BOX".

June 1996


Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9002:1994.

June 1998


Certification as welding specialist according to DIN/EN 729-2.

June 1999


Extension of the office building and addition of a further warehouse, desing in 3D.

June 2000


Introduction of laser technology.

June 2001


Introduction of the new generation of bending machines.

June 2003


Change of certification to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.

June 2004


Change of certification as welding specialist company according to DIN/EN 729-3.

June 2005


Transfer of the business ownership to Anja Wächter. Anja Wächter becomes the sole shareholder and managing director.

June 2006


Introduction of medium-frequency technology for spot welding, move into the third production hall.

June 2010


Change of certification as a specialist welding company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 3834-2.

June 2011


Michael Kohout joins the company as second managing director and shareholder, move into the fourth production hall.

June 2012


Renting of a further production and storage hall.

June 2014


Renting of another building with offices and production hall and relocation of wire processing (product area cleaning baskets & workpiece holders) to this building. Expansion of sheet metal processing at the old location.

June 2017


Wire processing (product area cleaning baskets & workpiece holders), warehouse and administration are combined in a new building. With the significant enlargement of the production, warehouse and administration areas, METALLFORM takes into account the expansion of recent years and creates space for further growth in both company divisions.

June 2019


Sale of the company to Dr. Orban of Orban Consulting, employment of external managing director Mr. Van Nerum.

June 2021


Commissioning of a laser welding robot (TruLaser Weld 5000 from Trumpf) No. 2 in the world, currently 3 on the market.

June 2022


Outlook 40th anniversary of the company

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