About Us

Innovative and passionate, we have been setting new standards in the development and construction of plants for the lime industry - for more than 60 years.

Our company

Maerz Ofenbau AG was founded in Zurich as early as 1950. Initially active in the steel industry, the lime kilns industry soon became our core business.

Today, we are a dedicated team that focuses on the planning, development and construction of kilns and hydration plants for the lime industry. We support our customers worldwide in the construction of new lime plants as well as in the modernisation of older plants. From Japan to Peru or from Spitzbergen to Cape Town - today we are active in 70 countries and have built more than 700 plants.

From the first layout design, detailed engineering and professional project management, to the commissioning of the plant, you work with our highly qualified staff.

Our service team will advise you on all questions concerning the process, operation of the plants, possible measures to increase efficiency or the supply of spare parts.

We are a lively company and want to remain so. Committed new employees are always welcome! Interested? Click here or apply spontaneously at jobs@maerz.com.

We are working on the future

From the very beginning, the name "Maerz" has stood for cutting-edge technology and innovation in the lime industry. The PFR kiln, developed in the 1960s, is the most widely built kiln type in the world today and the most important in the lime industry due to its optimised energy consumption. The current Maerz EcoKiln® series sets new standards in the enrichment of CO2 in the kiln off-gases for further use or sequestration.

Together with our customers, we are always working on optimising and increasing the efficiency of our plants. For example, by developing firing systems that allow the use of a variety of fuels, or by adapting our kiln design to produce even better lime qualities.

We take responsibility for the future.

"CO2 emissions are the biggest challenge for the lime industry today. We are taking on this challenge and developing future-proof kilns."

Stephan Lechner, Managing Director

Management Board

Stephan Lechner
Stephan Lechner
Managing Director
Xaver Inglin
Xaver Inglin
Deputy Managing Director
Division Head of Sales & Service
Hannes Piringer
Hannes Piringer
Technical Director
Michael Schawalder
Michael Schawalder
Division Head of Order Execution / COO
Rubén Solla
Rubén Solla
Division Head of Finance, Personnel and Administration

Worldwide Sales

Borislav Vladic
Borislav Vladic
Department Head Sales
Your partner for Central and South America
Beat Birrer
Beat Birrer
Your partner for India and China
Beat Schweizer
Beat Schweizer
Your partner for Africa, Southeast Asia, the Far East and Australia/Oceania
Heinz Studer
Heinz Studer
Your partner for Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Near and Middle East and the CIS countries
Roger Wallimann
Roger Wallimann
Your partner for Western Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico

Service

Ian Hug
Ian Hug
Head of Global Service
Your partner for revamps and service

Human Ressources

Catarina Steinebrunner
Catarina Steinebrunner
Would you like to be part of our team? Contact me!