Our history


International Metal Service was founded in 2015. Today we are one of the largest steel trading companies in Europe and are part of the international JACQUET METAL Group


The group turnover of two billion euros in 2021 proves our ability to handle orders of all sizes

Increase in employees

We are a growing company. Today, 425 employees work for International Metal Service in Germany

January 1, 2015


Schmolz + Bickenbach sells the distribution units in Germany, Austria, Benelux to JACQUET Metal Service. The trade division will continue under the old name for another two years. Also known by the nickname Schmobi

January 1, 2015
January 1, 2018


The naming rights for “Schmolz + Bickenbach Distributions GmbH” expire

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2019


We are now continuing the business under the new name International Metal Service, divided into three GmbHs (limited companies): Nord, Süd, and Trade

January 1, 2019


With high-quality products and our great service, we set new standards again and again. Highest quality characterises all areas of our business, from order acceptance to service and delivery.


Special packaging, storage, prefabrication, express delivery or material testing. With our comprehensive service offers, we make your work easier.

Delivery reliability

Our huge warehouses are full of steel and metal. Over 80,000 tonnes are immediately available and with you in the shortest possible time. On time and reliable.

Locations near you

With ten locations from north to south, we are one of Germany’s largest steel traders. Our network of branches guarantees you short and cost-efficient routes, regardless of your location. And thus, the fastest deliveries.

Global purchasing

As part of the JACQUET METAL Group, we source our articles from 160 suppliers in 25 countries. For you, our global purchasing means the largest possible selection and availability of thousands of steel and metal items.

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