Josef Schmitz Stahl- und Eisenrohre OHG founded; production of washing poles, rose arches and flagpoles
The first medical products manufactured
Construction of the first production hall of 1000 m2 on today’s site in Wickede (Ruhr)
Production relocated to Bönen
Bernd and Ludolf Schmitz are the third generation of the family to manage the company. Business name changed to SCHMITZ u. Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
Dedication of a new R&D building in Bönen by Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Friedrich Schmitz and Matthias Schmitz are the fourth generation to manage the company. In 2012 they both become managing partners.
The IHK includes SCHMITZ u. Söhne GmbH & Co. KG in its list of Hidden Champions.
New look for SCHMITZ u. Söhne
With the German Brand Award, SCHMITZ has received one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded to brands and companies.