Our History: Continuity through Change

This motto, which the then owner of Schubert & Salzer had engraved on the bell of the company’s epony mous clock-tower in Chemnitz, continues to resonate through the company 135 years after it was founded. When it comes to strategic considerations, the Schubert & Salzer Group has always adjusted itself to 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 run through our long company history mean we have something to live up to, something to orientate ourselves by and something to show us how to work today and in the future. Today, Schubert & Salzer Control Systems GmbH, Schubert & Salzer Feinguss Lobenstein GmbH and Schubert & Salzer Data GmbH all trade under the umbrella of Schubert & Salzer Holding. The “& ” in Schubert & Salzer symbolises our openness to fulfi l our clients’ 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, Chemniz 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. In addition to the primarily produced spinning machines, water and steam fittings were also manufactured.


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


Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik AG in Chemnitz acquires a majority share holding in 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.


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. The holding company, Schubert & Salzer GmbH, establishes the Schubert & Salzer group of companies including the following:
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 re-branded Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG. The Schubert & Salzer name is retained for the for the castings and fittings 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 latest technical equipment (Heinrich-Wagner-Sinto moulding plant).


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


Founding on the Schubert & Salzer India Private Limited subsidiary

Closure of the liaison office in Mumbai, India


Re-launch of the dataSystems ERP solution