Schade’s first giant

15. March 2024

SCHADE Lagertechnik

Back to the early 50s

Steel is in its blood. Back in Gustav Schade’s lifetime, the former forging and fitting workshop was courageously entering new industrial territory. From 1919 when it relocated to its works premises of 50,000 m² in the Schüren area of Dortmund, SCHADE presented a wide product offering:

crushing, blending, transportation and loading equipment, conveyors, rotating air classifiers, pit cages and even complete product distribution systems. SCHADE was conspicuously demonstrating its unmistakeable instinct for machinery requirements in continuous bulk materials conveying, in addition to traditional mining equipment. The first signs of success were showing in its attempts to become established in conveying technology, and on the death of the founder, a flourishing company was inherited by his wife and children.

In 1949, Maschinenfabrik GUSTAV SCHADE achieved a milestone in its technical development. The first Scraper Reclaimer (Salt Reclaimer) for the fertiliser industry saw the light in the SCHADE world in Dortmund, and embarked from here on its victory parade into the big wide world. 500 employees were working on a growth trajectory at this time. Employees with the job title “Travelling Engineer” presented the Reclaimers to interested companies on various continents. With these material storage machines the company’s unstoppable rise to becoming one of the big names in stockyard technology had begun.

Had SCHADE found its true purpose? Find out more in our April issue.



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