40 YEARS OF COMPANY HISTORY CREATE AN OBLIGATION FOR THE FUTURE. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, THE SCHUCK GROUP PUT ITS TRUST IN INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. THIS STILL APPLIES TODAY.

1972 – Foundation of an enterprise

Franz Schuck founds the company and, in doing so, takes a big step for himself and his young family.


1974 – New home and relocation

After a successful first couple of years, Franz Schuck lays the foundations for the company‘s new home in Steinheim am Albuch. The company relocates.


1976 – Fire-safe ball valve

Franz Schuck GmbH develops and invents the revolutionary fire-safe ball valve for house connections. This innovation makes house connections to gas networks considerably safer.


1978 – Insulating Joint

Franz Schuck develops and constructs the SHD insulating element, which is still produced even today. Its use finally makes insulating elements durable and a safe investment.


1983 – Sleeve coupler

The simple and ingenious Schuck SMU sleeve coupler revolutionizes the connection, distribution, and separation of pipelines in 1983.


1983 - Corner Ball Valve

Also in 1983, Franz Schuck developed the corner ball valve for house connections. In doing so, he made it possible to create cost-effective, compact 90-degree turns in domestic gas connections. New and unknown back then. Today an industry standard. Invented by Schuck.


1990 – First joint venture

Schuck recognizes the opportunities from the opening of the East and establishes the first joint venture in company history in Budapest, Hungary.


1996 – Borsig Kugelhahn GmbH

The acquisition of Borsig Kugelhahn GmbH and the relocation of production to Steinheim marks the start of a new era for Franz Schuck GmbH. The first large-sized ball valves leave the production line.


2003 – Schuck Service

In order to do justice to the growing customer base, the new company division Schuck Service is founded in the strategic important city of Berlin, Germany.


2006 – Schuck India

A new branch and a new service office is added to the high-growth Indian market.


2008 – Schuck China

The Schuck China branch office is opened in Shanghai. China is a rapid-growth market and requires a more active presence.


2009 – Schuck UK

To expand the company‘s presence in the northern European market, the office in Hinckley, Great Britain is opened.



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