The turning shop from South Tyrol


Manometal is one of Italy’s leading automatic turning shops and benefits from its procurement-friendly location on the Italian market and its geographical location in South Tyrol – next to the north-south axis of the Brenner motorway – in German-speaking and multilingual South Tyrol.

The entire production of finished and turned parts is monitored using the latest SPC technology and, by continually controlling processing capability, helps to achieve the goal of delivering faultless parts to the customer.
Production processes are continually improved. Our strengths are perfect surfaces, runout-free and true-to-gauge threads, with or without galvanic surfaces, packaged in value-preserving and protective packaging.

Manometal is at the cutting edge of production with timely internal development within turned parts production using a wide range of alloys, including unleaded alloys, and the use of the latest processing tools. As a result, expensive and time-consuming incoming goods inspections by the customer are largely redundant.

To optimise the whole of order processing and the resulting observance of delivery dates and logistics, Manometal uses a software package that is constantly updated. Once feasibility studies have been completed, all enquiries can be accessed at all times. The entire process, from incoming orders and on-schedule deliveries to punctual international shipping, is therefore in careful, competent hands.

What we stand for


We strive to constantly improve customer satisfaction through high-quality products, the fulfilling of legal and binding obligations and continually improving our services in relation to quality, the environment and occupational health and safety.

In order to achieve our goals, we and all of our employees are called upon to implement the rules of the management system and our certifications and collaborate in the continuous improvement process in all areas.

We actively involve our employees in all safety-relevant activities to prevent illnesses, incidents and accidents.

The managing directors


Franz Kafka

Unrivalled expertise


Stefan Zanotti

Quotations | Logistics

T. +39-0471-812019

Maurizio Val

Account manager | Process planning

T. +39-0471-823161

Matthias Tschöll

Account manager | Process planning

Tel. +39-0471-823161

Eleonora Bozzetto

Head of quality management

T.  +39-0471-823168

Albert Zanot

Production manager

Tel. +39-0471-812019

Matthias Pichler

Warehouse manager

T. +39-0471-812019

Our company history


On 1st April 1980, the founder of Manometal GmbH, Herbert Schmucker, an expert mechanical engineer from Swabia, legally purchased a small automatic turning shop in South Tyrol, which had got into difficulty, in an auction. In an old rented fruit storage facility and with a workforce of 8 people, which was taken over by the insolvent company, the first turned parts were produced using ancient machinery (12 single-spindle and 4 multi-spindle automatic lathes).

In September 1993, the company’s own building was purchased in Neumarkt, right on the Brenner motorway. Workforce: 19 people

The founder Herbert Schmucker stood alongside Gerd Regese and Bärbel Drefs as a co-founder and co-partner until 2009 in order to acquire and support customers in Germany – using a separate but identically named company. In 2009, as part of a long-term handover to the next generation, the partnership shares were taken over by Herbert and Jörg Schmucker and Thomas Ebner. A breath of fresh air blew through the entire company.

Turned parts with conventional and requested alloys and complete assemblies from medium to large series are produced under the motto “Product quality and presentation”. Long-standing, collaborative business relationships are established with all customers and suppliers. 

With a great deal of hard work and sustainability, Manometal now employs 45 people and has become established on the European market. The export share of over 90% is a result of the corporate strategy with a focus on modernisation and high customer orientation.


The expertise of the family company is therefore based on its employees’ extensive experience. The development of the company over recent decades and the market success achieved are the result of economic further developments, processes and lean production sequences, coupled with high investments in the latest production facilities. 

Our employees

what makes us special



Production engineer

Production engineer | CNC programmer

The job of Production engineer at Manometal comprises the preparation, equipping and monitoring of the individual CNC turning lathes. Independent working is required and various process steps are involved, from drawing to series production release. Other activities include the maintenance and care of the individual production machines.

Trainee Production engineer | CNC programmer

Trainee Production engineer | Trainee CNC programmer

Our apprentices learn from scratch how to handle and turn metals on mostly CNC-controlled precision automatic lathes.
The aim is that after completing their apprenticeship, the apprentices will be highly motivated to work as cutting machine operators, i.e. CNC setters, and will find a secure job. We offer the best opportunities for this and our very experienced team is willing to pass on the necessary information and know-how to the next generation.

Machine operator | Quality management

machine operator | quality management

Manometal's quality inspectors are experts when it comes to the properties, quality and condition of products and processes. We test products according to specifically defined test plans. The aim is to ensure that every product and every production process is always manufactured or runs according to the same pattern, so that the result is always reproducible in the same quality.

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