From Niederraunau to the world
scheppach was established in 1927 with the name of its founding family. In the course of the years the company became a woodworking machinery specialist and enlarged its range of machines and accessories.
Since the turn of the new millennium the current owner of the company, Ernst Pfaff, has led scheppach to a rapid growth through restructuring and new goals orientation. Indeed scheppach switched from a production-based company to an international sales- and customer-oriented business group. From an annual turnover of 14 million Euros generated in 2004, scheppach has grown up to 125 million Euros today.
New challenging goals are coming in future. New offices were built on a surface of about 1000 square meters to recruit more personnel. Scheppach is now focusing on new innovative products, as well as more efficient structures and processes.
Today scheppach is one of the most fastest-growing company in Germany and Europe, a job engine for the whole region and a leading business in the industry segment.
The most important stages of scheppach’s successful history
1927 Company establishment with agricultural machines and firewood circular saws in Niederraunau near Krumbach by Josef Scheppach (1887 - 1974)
1950 Acquisition of the company by the sons Fritz and Josef
1961 Company moved to the current headquarters in Ichenhausen (first plant)
Mid of the 70s Disengagement from the agrucultural machinery sector and focus on woddworking
1980 Company expanded with the startup of the second plant
1997 Acquisition of the company by Ernst Pfaff (managing partner)
2000 Introduction of the product line `professional
2003 Reorganization and restructuring
2004 Acquisition of the French company Kity S.A.S.
2005 Establishment of the subsidiary company Woodster GmbH and beginning of sales activities in DIY stores and discounts
2007 Relaunch of the product line `professional
2008 Introduction of compressors
2009 Product line extension through construction machines
2010 Introduction of battery devices and power tools
2014 Introduction of the garden product line
2015 Establishment of the subsidiary company Scheppach SARL in France and of the subsidiary company scheppach Pty. Ltd. in Australia
2016 Completion of the new administration offices on a surface of about 1000 square meters in Ichenhausen
scheppach today: products for professionals and DIYers
Woodworking machines dominated scheppach’s portfolio for over 70 years. Since 2005 we have added the following product categories:
- Construction machines
- Battery devices
- Power tools
- Garden machines
We have recently introduced chain saws, blowers, lawn mowers, line trimmers and hedge trimmers to offer multiple solutions for garden care. Our products feature electrical, gasoline or battery-driven engines.
We have solutions for inspired amateurs, professionals and DIYers to reliably meet the most diverse needs. We look forward to further decades of success and hope that you will continue to accompany us along the way.