Schuler is a specialist of innovative hydraulic presses and forming systems. Under the brands Schuler SMG, Schuler Hydrap and Mueller Weingarten, a range of production systems for fiber-reinforced plastics have been implemented globally. Recent developments provide out-of-autoclave series production for lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics. This supports the automotive industrys trend toward lightweight vehicle design for structural and body components. The company supplies custom equipment, turn-key production lines, process consulting and services. Project planning, engineering, production, installation and start-up are delivered from one source. The company employs 5,500 people and operates facilities and sales offices in 40 countries worldwide.