The success story of our family business over the past seven decades.
With the experience we have amassed over such a long time, we have become a modern metal finishing operation including mechanical manufacture, employing 60 employees in shift operation.
– 1948 –
On 20 July, chemical engineer Hermann Schulz started a metal finishing operation with a floor space of about 300 m² on Friedensallee in Hamburg-Altona.
– 1956 –
The business moves to new premises on Daimlerstraße in Hamburg Bahrenfeld, with a production space of about 1,200 m².
– 1971 –
Third and final relocation of the business, so far, to the present location on Marlowring in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, with a production space of 5,000 m² on 11,000 m² company grounds.
– 1972 –
Son Harald Schulz joins the business as the second generation. As a trained electroplater, he assumes the function of operations manager.
– 1984 –
Horizontal hard chrome plating installed for conventional lengths, including mechanical manufacture in newly erected production halls of 2,500 m². Total production space 7,500 m².
– 1988 –
Construction of a new automatic electroplating line for high-gloss chrome plating of automotive parts.
– 2001 –
Stephan Schulz, grandson of the company founder, joins the business.
Collaboration of three generations over two years.
– 2003 –
Company founder Hermann Schulz passes away.
– 2004 –
The former single business is renamed to the two companies Schulz Metallveredelung GmbH and Schulz Hartchrom GmbH, with the two managing partners Harald and Stephan Schulz.
After more than 40 years of service, master turner Walter Johns retires. Ingo Nehring becomes head of mechanical manufacturing.
– 2006 –
General Manager Harald Schulz passes away. Stephan Schulz remains sole General Manager.
– 2008 –
40% expansion of production for chrome bars. New hall of 800 m² built for end finishing and dispatch of chrome bars.
The maximum production space of 8,000 m² on the company grounds is reached.
– 2011 –
New company Schulz Innoplate GmbH is formed.
Seawater-resistant coating method NiL35® is adopted with company partnerships.
Sales development by engineer Nils Arendt.
Dirk Allerding becomes works manager of the electroplating division.
– 2012 –
First trade fair appearance after 63 years at NORTEC in Hamburg.
A new 700 m² two-storey office and staff building is built.
– 2019 –
Expansion of the product portfolio for the shock absorber sector.
Commissioning of the SIC electroplating machine (Schulz Industrial Chrome) with a plant capacity of 350,000 pieces of tubes per year.