Gebr. Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG


The company GEBR. SCHROEDER was founded in 1945 by the two brothers Hans and Hubert Schroeder as a small repair shop for all kinds of machines. In the first few months mainly small machines were repaired, but after half a year the two mechanics had to get some sets of parquet machines ready to run again. Starting from 3 heavily damaged sets of solid block parquet machines, 2 reconditioned sets should be received. The remaining parts were agreed as payment for the work. This 3rd set was also reconditioned and it was sold easily. Therefore the two brothers started to build some further machines with improoved technology to fill up the opened market.

Over the years, the product range increased and they could offer full lines. In the 50s mosaic parquet became very popular and the company developed special machines, later even full lines were established and sold all over Europe.

Beginning of the 60s, the two owners introduced their eldest sons into the company and in the following years the sons took over the business. Since that time the export rate passed 50 % and the company sold their special machines all over the world. Since the retirement of the founders in 1980, Helmut Schroeder (sales & management) and Peter Schroeder (production) represented the company and continued the succesful position in the international parquet machine market. Since 1996 the tradition of the family business is continued with the 3rd generation by Dr. H.B. Schroeder. At the end of year 2000 Peter Schroeder retired and sold his shares. The company is now fully owned and managed by Helmut and H.B. Schroeder.

By concentrating in parquet machines only, a large number of new features and technical improvements were developed, many of them could be found in other woodworking machines later on. Even economically low periods were survived and the company today presents itself as one of the very few specialists for solid wood flooring parquet machines worldwide.

Highest quality and reliability of the machines were and still are the most important point. Due to this, only machines for the production of solid wood parquet - classical solid blocks with T & G, Lamparquet and Mosaic parquet - were manufactured over years. Only very few machine producers worldwide can state a similar high percentage of all ever produced machines, still in operation.

Since more than 25 years, machines and production lines for 2-ply parquet blocks as well as for 3-layer parquet planks are manufactured and offered. The high requirements regarding quality and reliability could be fullfilled by applying numerous prooven principles, combined with innovative solutions. Today the product range offers a large variety of machines and production lines, many of them are presented on these sites. So far, the company is prepared for the future and parquet machines made by SCHROEDER are standing for quality and reliability as well as for innovation and progress. 

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