Since 1827

Our company has been family owned for nearly 200 years – it’s something we are particularly proud of.

HISTORY

 

1827: Founding of Schoeller Werk GmbH at the current location in Hellenthal

 

1842/1843: Despite the great wave of emigration to America, Schoeller remains in Germany and, thanks to the high quality of its iron, prevails against products from England

 

1859: Contract from the Prussian government for preliminary work on the new Cologne-Brühl-Kall-Trier railway line

 

1863: Schoeller Werk pioneers the first wire meshes and rivets produced by automatic nail machine

 

1932: Amalgamation of manufacturing in Gemünd and Hellenthal; first precision manufacture of cannulas and cathodes

 

1944: Relocation of production operations to Salzkammergut (Hallstadt) in Austria

 

1945-1955: Reconstruction of the production plant destroyed by the war; as one of the biggest companies in the Hellenthal region, Schoeller is an important employer

 

1959: Commissioning of tube welding lines for manufacturing longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes in the TIG welding

 

1960: Introduction of welded stainless steel tubes in the chemicals industry and in apparatus and plant engineering

 

1965: Schoeller Werk is the first manufacturer to achieve a weld efficiency rating of 1.0 for TIG-welded tubes made of austenitic steels

 

1975: Schoeller Werk commences serial production of tubes made of ferritic and austenitic steels for car exhaust tubes. The Golf I launched at the beginning of June 1974 and the Golf GTI (1976) are equipped with this corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant material

 

1991: Introduction of laser welding technology

 

1992: Certification to DIN ISO 9002 standard

 

2000: Environmental certification to DIN EN ISO 14001 standard and certification in accordance with PED 97/23 EC

 

2002: More than 100 welding lines produce more than 35,000 tonnes of stainless steel tubes a year

 

2004: Production of almost 50,000 tonnes of stainless steel tubes, certification to ISO/TS 16949

 

2007: Expansion of welding and cut-to-length capacities

 

2009: Commissioning of the ultrasonic testing system

 

2011: Commissioning of high-performance sawing plants with CNC end machining

 

2012: Certification to DIN EN ISO 50001

 

2014: Schoeller Werk has more than 1,000 employees

 

2015: Launch of the new "Technikum"

 

2017: Acquisition of the engineering service provider ID Ingenieure & Dienstleistungen GmbH