The basis of the company was laid in the mid-1980s. At that time, the present owner family acquired the predecessor company and completely restructured it to adapt to the changing market. In addition to classic OEM production, the product portfolio mainly comprised factory equipment - with a special focus on waste containers.

At the end of 1989, the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, company founder Johann A. Stumpf determined the future focus and core competence of Stumpf Metall by defining the
"colour code" for various waste fractions.
The company was the first to launch waste collectors on the market in 1990 that were to make the collection of different types of waste visually easier by using different colours.
This happened at a time when Germany's dual system, with the "green dot" today the operator of Europe's best-known waste separation system, had not yet been established.
Here we have explained in more detail why Stumpf Metall dealt so much with this topic at that time and acted accordingly with foresight.
As a result, the development of waste
separation systems became the secret passion of the Stumpf Metallers, in addition to the development and production of plant equipment and in particular cabinet systems of all kinds.
Until today, Stumpf Metall defines the development, production and complementary knowledge of waste separation systems and waste containers as the DNA of the company.

At the end of the 1990s, the company reached the limits of further expansion possibilities through continuous growth. This was followed by the walk to the green meadow, which was also found in Wilnsdorf, but now on the other side of the motorway, in the newly established industrial area "Lehnscheid". Over the years, "production plant II" has expanded in several construction phases. The last one for the time being, which included a new storage and dispatch hall, was put into operation in 2015.

At the beginning of 2016, a separate stainless steel production facility was set up in plant I. The existing product portfolio was ideally complemented by stainless steel waste bins and cupboard systems.

In 2017, the internal target plan "Vision 2022" was implemented, which describes the future positioning of the company in the age of digitization.

From 2018, the product lines were redefined and divided into three parts for clearer allocation. Since then they have been


   • Waste separation with system
    • Environmental and functional cabinets
    • STM - Stainless steel products


Each of these three product pillars intersects, but also functions independently in different target groups.
According to the truism that a three-legged table cannot wobble, Stumpf Metall feels optimally positioned with these three pillars.