Systematically achieving success – the history of suki.

When Erich Schneider and Werner Klein in Iserlohn founded the company Schneider + Klein (today suki), their motivation was to revolutionise trade structures - no more and no less. The idea was that anybody wanting to improve his or her own home should be able to find the right products.

Today, suki is a successful systems supplier and offers all DIY customers a huge selection of products that enable them to implement their own ideas – from small projects to complex plans. 

From the origins until today

1905

Foundation of Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH in Meckenheim which, with the fix-o-moll brand, was later integrated into the group as a whole

1951

Foundation of Schneider + Klein, today suki, by Erich Schneider and Werner Klein in Iserlohn

1964

Move of the company from Iserlohn to Dortmund

1967

Move of the company from Dortmund to Landscheid in the Eifel region and, therefore, combined expansion of warehouse and logistics

1974

suki delivers to 20 countries and expands to become market leader for small metal hardware in the DIY sector in Germany

1976

Completion of the new hall of 4000 sqm in Landscheid

1984

Reorganisation of the entire selection with emphasis on the areas small metal hardware, tools and technical fittings

1990

Launch of full-services for the retail trade

1993

Presentation of a new selection of metal hardware

1994

Presentation of the Easy Plus chipboard screw

1995

Chains and ropes become part of a separate selection

1997

Certified in conformity with DIN EN ISO 9001

1998

Foundation of foreign companies in Poland, the Netherlands and Argentina

1999

Foundation of a foreign company in Austria

2001

suki celebrates its 50th anniversary
Increase of market share to approx. 50% in the area of transparently packaged small metal hardware in the DIY sector in Germany suki is contractual supplier to almost all leading DIY chain stores in Germany

2002

Presentation of a new international concept with international selections and presentation of the suki.system quality multipurpose screw at the DIY’TEC in Cologne
Optimisation of customer support and foundation of the service company DBM.S

2004

Further international expansion and foundation of foreign companies in Italy, France and China

2006

suki presents the innovation Suki Nail at Practical World in Cologne and presents its entire revised and optimised selection and modular presentation concepts

2008

Merger with Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH – fix-o-moll 

2010

Further expansion in the service sector and foundation of the logistics company Facido

2013

The Munich company Serafin takes over suki Market launch of the new suki hand tools
Market launch in the United Kingdom

2014

At the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, suki presents the latest developments of its selections, which have been optimised for the market of the future

As a partner to retailers, suki will continue to develop new concepts for the DIY sector and respond to the expected changes in retailing with solutions tailored to requirements.

 

 

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