The company and brand SWC were founded in 1994 after FAG Schweinfurt decided to outsource the high-temperature bearing section.
The long-standing experience of the founder Franz Pfennig in the field of high-temperature bearings and bearings lubricated with special grease became a trademark of the family run company.

Since 2000, SWC products are manufactured in the company's production facility and warehouse in Niederwerrn near Schweinfurt. The location in Germany is also approved as a training organization.

With the foundation of the affiliated company SWC Bearings Technology Co., Ltd. in 2013, the global market presence could be increased significantly.
SWC Wälzlagerfabrikation SW GmbH is responsible for the markets in Europe, North and South America as well as selected key accounts.


Franz Pfennig

Franz Pfennig, born in 1951, was trained as a technician for machine tools in Würzburg.
From 1978 to 1994 he worked for FAG Kugelfischer as a consulting engineer in the fields of high temperature bearings and compressors.
After FAG 1993/1994 decided to outsource the division of high temperature bearings because of a restructuring process, Franz Pfennig took the opportunity and set up his own business.
He has been managing director of SWC Wälzlagerfabrikation SW GmbH since 1994.

Thomas Pfennig

Thomas Pfennig, born in 1984, studied media economics at the Technical University of Ilmenau, where he received his master of science degree.
Between October 2008 and May 2013, he worked in various functions within the company.
Thomas Pfennig - alongside his father - has held the position of managing director at SWC Wälzlagerfabrikation SW GmbH since 2013.