Customer Success Stories

Equipment Solutions For The Recycling Industry

Air Systems Design, Inc.

ASDI had been purchasing KWS conveyors for over 20 years. They always exceed our expectations and satisfy our customers’ needs. When customers continue to come back a second and third time for additional conveyors and request KWS by name that says it all. There dependability has helped our customers brake production records.

Robert Zacary Jr.


Air Systems Design, Inc.

PBE Recycling Equipment

Karl Schmidt Mfg. has been our conveyor manufacturer for over two decades. PBE’s business encompasses a variety of recycling applications, and KWS has provided us with premium conveying and sorting systems every step of the way. We believe that KWS manufacturers the most robust, most efficient, and most consistent conveying and sorting products in the industry. Other manufacturers have tried to copy the KWS design and craftsmanship, and all have failed in doing so. In short, KWS has a proven track record in manufacturing premium equipment that truly lasts for decades.

Behind that premium quality is a staff of intelligent, reliable, and experienced engineers and sales personnel that goes beyond normal steps to insure a project is done the right way. Equally impressive is that KWS is a progressive company, forging ahead with the latest technological innovations in the global recycling industry.

PBE is proud of our relationship with Karl Schmidt Mfg. For 20 years, KWS has proven to be as reliable and consistent a manufacturer that we’ve ever represented.

Rob Lamoree


PBE Recycling Equipment

Goettsch International, Inc.

Karl Schmidt Mfg. has been our exclusive Conveyor Supplier for well over 3 decades. We do not change suppliers because we are loyal, but that works both ways. KWS has always stood behind their product and if there was an issue, KWS would correct it immediately and without question. That is a loyal supplier.

Karl Schmidt Mfg. had, and still has a huge advantage over the competition because of Karl Schmidt. He has traveled the world, particularly Europe, and has been able to incorporate the best European and American technology into his product. This is why the KWS Conveyor has become an industry standard.

We have supplied KWS Conveyors throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. In other words, we have established the KWS name throughout the world, and we are quite proud of this.

Eric Goettsch


Goettsch International, Inc.



I hope this note finds you doing well.

I heard today from our customer in Compton, Calif. that they were extremely pleased with your conveyors and your portion of the system. It is rare that they call us and brag on anything so you must have done a really great job.

Thank you so much for your help and work on our behalf.

I know oftentimes we are caught up in the moment and quick to call and complain; so, it is important to me that we slow down to offer our gratitude and thanks for a job well done.

Look forward to seeing you soon and thanks to all of your team on this. Great job, you have helped us!

Newark Pacific Paperboard

To the folks at Karl Schmidt, thanks for your technical assistance with our pulper feed conveyor maintenance. Our conveyor has been in operation since 1988 and has provided us good service for 25 years.

Jose Saez

General Manager

Newark Pacific Paperboard

image of a person welding

About Us

For 35 years Karl Schmidt Mfg. has provided the recycling industry with top-tier customer service. We pride ourselves in doing what is always right for the customer. One of the most important aspects of having a thriving business is service.

Image of a recycling center


Regardless if it’s a single slider bed conveyor, a small engineering services project, or a single stream MRF, the Karl Schmidt Mfg.’ outlook remains the same, "Do What is Right For the Customer" regardless of their purchase!

image of a person sorting material on a conveyer belt.


We have been engineering & manufacturing conveyors and related recycling equipment since 1978. We have installed over 2,000 conveyors, a variety of dual stream systems and single stream recycling systems all over the United States as well as internationally around the World.