A breakthrough for SCHADE

7. February 2024

SCHADE Lagertechnik

It is 1919.

The small forging and fitting workshop in Dortmund has developed into a flourishing business. Coalmining has become the most significant driver of product range expansion, and Gustav Schade’s “wheelbarrow” is sidelined in favour of conveying equipment for the mining of this black gold. The business grows exponentially and finds its second home in the south of Dortmund.

Here SCHADE uses new machines and the significantly better infrastructure to develop, manufacture and sell heavy-duty crane trucks, steel structures and lifts for mines. Bulk materials transportation has made its first impression on SCHADE business. Mining remains one of the major pillars of the business until the company founder’s death in 1929 – and the company remains a family affair.

Does SCHADE remain faithful to steel structures? Or is conveying equipment its new focus? Read our March instalment to see how SCHADE progresses on the journey to its jubilee.



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