Reinhold Maier was born in 1960. In 1976 he began his training as a car mechanic at Volkswagen. Afterwards he gained experience with diesel engines in vehicle construction and especially at the company KHD (Deutz) in Cologne, for which he worked for ten years.
In 1997 he turned his passion for VW buses into a profession and founded the Busschmiede. The initial aim of the bus forge was to develop components for turbo diesel optimization.
Today, the Busschmiede not only offers the charge air and oil cooler systems for the T3, which are now well established on the market, but also has all spare parts and accessories for all VW buses in its product range.
Since summer 2004 the Busschmiede is a certified company (QM)