Our History: Continuity through Change

This motto that the Schubert & Salzer owners of the time had engraved into the Schubert & Salzer tower bell in Chemnitz continues to be significantly important today, 140 years after the company was founded. When it comes to strategic considerations, the Schubert & Salzer Group has always adapted to the market requirements and welcomed new challenges.

Our way of thinking and working is oriented to the long term. We focus on the long-term security of our family business rather than short-term optimisation of revenues. The traditional values which characterise our long company history serve as a benchmark, provide orientation and also show us how to work in the future. Today, Schubert & Salzer Control Systems GmbH and Schubert & Salzer Data GmbH all trade under the umbrella of Schubert & Salzer Holding. The “&” in Schubert & Salzer symbolises our openness in terms of customer wishes and the connection of our employees and suppliers with our clients through technology.

Never slacken your will, never shy from the test,to improve yourself from better to best. Only those souls who seek constant improvement are truly alive, only they who create, truly live!
Schubert & Salzer, Chemnitz 1883


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Carl Schubert and Bruno Salzer begin manufacturing hosiery knitting machines in Chemnitz



The Königliche Geschützgießerei (Royal Ordnance Foundry) and Königliche Hauptlaboratorium (Royal Principal Laboratory) begin operations in Ingolstadt.


The company founded by Carl Schubert and Bruno Salzer becomes Chemnitzer Wirkmaschinenfabrik AG.


Chemnitzer Wirkmaschinenfabrik AG is renamed Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG. Bicycles and cash registers are produced.



The casting activities in Ingolstadt are incorporated into the "Reichswerke", from which Deutsche Werke AG was founded in 1920.



The Königliche Hauptlaboratorium and the Königliche Geschützgießerei switch to civilian products which include cast bodies for valves and later to spinning machines.


Deutsche Werke AG is renamed Deutsche Spinnereimaschinenbau AG Ingolstadt (DESPAG).


Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG in Chemnitz acquires a majority of shares in the DESPAG in Ingolstadt. Following the Second World War, the company headquarters are relocated from Chemnitz to Ingolstadt.


Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG becomes the second German company to produce investment castings.

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Commissioning of the largest European flasked moulding plant in Ingolstadt.

Flask size:
2800 x 1300 x 500/500 mm


Launch of the mass production of pneumatic operated brass and bronze globe and angle seat valves for industrial applications


Presentation of the first sliding gate valve in flange design with ceramic gaskets


Founding of the "Measurement and Control Technology" profit centre at Schubert & Salzer and market launch of the first functional sliding gate valve in a wafer design  



Rieter AG, Winterthur, acquires a majority share holding in Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG



Dr. Arnold Kawlath acquires the Schubert & Salzer castings and valve segments outsourced by Rieter. As part of the Schubert & Salzer GmbH Holding, the Schubert & Salzer Company Group is created with the following companies:

Schubert & Salzer Eisenguss GmbH [iron casting]
Schubert & Salzer Feinguss GmbH [investment casting]
Schubert & Salzer Ingolstadt-Armaturen GmbH [fittings]
Schubert & Salzer Control Systems GmbH

Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG is renamed Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG. The Schubert & Salzer name is retained for the for the castings and valve companies.


Acquisition of Feingusswerke Lobenstein GmbH, Thuringia

Acquisition of the GISAG AG spheroidal cast iron foundry in Leipzig


The foundation stone for the new foundry building in Leipzig is laid. Investment of approximately € 75 million for the new construction of buildings and the largest European flasked moulding plant (Heinrich-Wagner-Sinto moulding plant).

Flask size:
2500 x 1600 x 500/500 mm


Schubert & Salzer programs ERP solutions for the first time.


The Ingolstadt investment foundry company headquarters is relocated to Lobenstein.


Acquisition of the second-oldest German foundry, Eisenwerk Erla GmbH in Saxony, which was founded in 1330.



Founding of the Schubert & Salzer UK Ltd. subsidiary


Sale of the Leipzig-based Schubert & Salzer large iron castings foundry to Georg Fischer AG, Schaffhausen.


New construction of the foundry in Erla. The remaining foundry activities are relocated from Ingolstadt to Erla.


The company gives up all of its leased buildings in Ingolstadt and moves into a new company-owned facility at Bunsenstrasse 38


Founding of the Schubert & Salzer France SARL subsidiary


Founding of Schubert & Salzer Data GmbH


Sale of Schubert & Salzer Ingolstadt-Armaturen GmbH to the British DELTA Group


Founding of the Schubert & Salzer Inc., USA subsidiary.


Launch of in-house electronic development for industrial valves.


Second product generation of the dataSystems ERP solution.


The Schubert & Salzer Company Group becomes a pure family-owned company.


Development of the first digital positioner


Founding of the Schubert & Salzer Benelux BVBA/SPRL subsidiary


Development of the ball sector valve range


Founding of a liaison office in Mumbai, India


Market launch of the first electric motor actuator


Acquisition of the segment disc valve range from damko


Opening of the new customer training centre at the premises in Ingolstadt.


Rapid Prototyping 3D printing process for the manufacture of smaller batch sizes for complex components in the investment foundry in Bad Lobenstein.


Founding on the Schubert & Salzer India Private Limited subsidiary

Closure of the liaison office in Mumbai, India


Re-launch of the dataSystems ERP solution


Schubert & Salzer Inc. in Concord, USA, starts with the independent production of GS valves specifically for the American market.


Sale of the shares in the Bad Lobenstein investment foundry.


New steam test bench put into operation in Ingolstadt.