CARL SCHLÖSSER realised at that time, that there was a great need for safety fittings in gas supply and gas lighting. By founding a company, he began to design and manufacture these fittings himself.
CARL SCHLÖSSER obtained various Imperial patents as well as international patents for his inventions.
To begin with, CARL SCHLÖSSER manufactured his gaskets out of materials such as leather, vulcanised fibre and rubber. After the First World War, he produced gaskets beyond his own needs for the emerging industrialisation.
At the end of the 1920‘s CARL SCHLÖSSER relocated his company to Upper Swabian Mengen.
After the death of the company founder, CARL SCHLÖSSER is succeeded by his 30-year old daughter Emmy Bok. In the meantime, the company has specialised itself entirely in the production of gaskets.
In-house tool manufacturing is set up. Over the years, SCHLÖSSER becomes firmly established as a big name in trade and industry.
Manfred Bok, the founder’s grandson, follows in his grandfather’s footsteps. The company continues to develop into one of the best known manufacturer of gaskets and stamped parts.
Reinhard Adams is appointed as managing director of SCHLÖSSER.
Water jet cutting is introduced as a further manufacturing technology.
SCHLÖSSER celebrates its 100th anniversary. The management uses the occasion together with its previous success rate to make further future investments.
In order to open up new development possibilities SCHLÖSSER expanded their production space with a new future-orientated building.
SCHLÖSSER becomes one of the first companies in the industry to be certified according to ISO TS 16949 and DIN ISO 9001:2000 standards.
At the beginning of the year, SCHLÖSSER starts working with SAP.
HSC milling is introduced as a new manufacturing technology in the tool manufacturing.
SCHLÖSSER is successfully certified according to the environmental ISO 14001 standard. .
Laser cutting is introduced as a new manufacturing technology.
Rotary stamping is introduced as a new manufacturing technology.
SCHLÖSSER opens its second production plant in Mengen.