Milestones of the SCHOTTEL history

2010

Founding of SCHOTTEL Academy and Josef Becker Research Centre

2008

Expansion of production capacity in the Spay, Wismar and Suzhou plants

2007

Acquisition of a 15% share in SCHOTTEL by the Norwegian company Frydenbø AS (Photo: Knut Herman Gjøvaag, chief executive and owner of the Frydenbø Group)

Merger of SCHOTTEL GmbH & Co. KG and SCHOTTEL Antriebstechnik GmbH to SCHOTTEL GmbH with headquarters in Spay and plants in Wismar and Hamburg

2006

First applications of the SCHOTTEL Combi Drive in ferries and offshore supply vessels

2005

Josef Becker has been honoured posthumously with the Elmer A. Sperry Award for the invention of the Rudderpropeller as a major contribution to the improvement of transportation worldwide

2003

Development of the SCHOTTEL Combi Drive (SCD)



 

Development and construction of 25 MW controllable-pitch propeller systems for fast container vessels

2002

Market introduction of the SCHOTTEL Electric Propulsor (SEP)

2000

Launching of the chemical product tanker MT "PROSPERO” with 1 x SSP 7 (5.1 MW) and of the RoPax ferry "NIELS HOLGERSSON” for TT-Line with 2 x SSP 10 (11 MW each)

1999

Acquisition of WPM Wismarer Propeller- und Maschinenbau GmbH and founding of SCHOTTEL-Schiffsmaschinen GmbH and SCHOTTEL GmbH Niederlassung Wismar in Wismar. Change of company name from SCHOTTEL-Werft Josef Becker GmbH & Co. KG to SCHOTTEL GmbH & Co. KG

1998

Founding of the subsidiary SCHOTTEL Suzhou Propulsion Co., Ltd, in China

1996

Development and introduction to the market of the SCHOTTEL Twin Propeller

1994

Simultaneous certification of the SCHOTTEL Quality Management System in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 by American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd

1986

Delivery of the biggest Rudderpropeller with 6000 kW power rating

1980

Introduction of CAD/CAM

1978

Development of the SCHOTTEL Pump-Jet

1967

First harbour tug with two SCHOTTEL propulsion systems

1958

Founding of the first subsidiary company abroad in The Netherlands

1950

Development and construction of the first SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller

1934

Acquisition of the present-day company site and renaming of the company as SCHOTTEL-Werft

1928

Building of the first diesel-powered boat

1922

Building of the first self-designed tender for a barge operator

1921

Josef Becker (1897 - 1973) founds his craftman’s enterprise in an old farmhouse