Group of Companies


SCHOTTEL Industries GmbH is an industrial holding company with activities in the areas of marine propulsion systems, gearbox technology, automation technology and renewable energies. SCHOTTEL Industries is owned by the descendants of the founder of SCHOTTEL GmbH as well as by the Norwegian company Frydenbø Group AS. The Group currently comprises six companies and a total of around 1,200* employees. 
(*as of 2021)

Our Mission

All of our operating entities are long-term investments, and we support them in their sustainable development. In so doing, we also respect and encourage the autonomy of each company. In areas where common activities are more efficient and where it makes sense to develop common standards, we strive to bundle the necessary measures. These areas include IT infrastructure, quality management and compliance. Please find more information on documents such as the group quality handbook and the code of conduct here.  


SCHOTTEL GmbH comprises the propulsion activities of the SCHOTTEL Group. It is both the bedrock and the largest company of the present-day SCHOTTEL Group. Founded in 1921, the company has become a global leader in the marine propulsion sector. SCHOTTEL GmbH specializes in the development, design, production and marketing of azimuth propulsion and manoeuvring systems, as well as complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW for vessels of all types and sizes. The portfolio of a vessels' lifecycle support is completed by Automation Systems and Marine Services.

HW Elektrotechnik GmbH

HW Elektrotechnik was founded in 1992 and has been part of the SCHOTTEL Group since 2014. HW is a strong partner for control and switchgear equipment, automation technology and energy plant engineering. In close cooperation with the customers, a highly qualified and dedicated team develops, builds, programs and installs automation technology for standard and special-purpose machines as well as complex manufacturing and production systems. From definition of the task to commissioning at sites all over the globe.

Wolfgang Preinfalk GmbH

Wolfgang Preinfalk GmbH stands for high-performance gearboxes and gearing technology for all areas of industrial application. The company has been part of the SCHOTTEL Group since 2011. PW was founded over 30 years ago. Today, the company operates worldwide from its headquarters in St. Ingbert. Ultramodern production equipment makes it possible to manufacture high-performance gearboxes. The company focuses on transmission engineering for mining, industry and shipping, the manufacture of gears for wind power plants and marine engines as well as components.


SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH is as young as the sector itself. Founded in Spay in Germany, in 2014, the company develops, produces and sells turbines and components for generating energy from tides and currents. SCHOTTEL HYDRO has had the production facilities and global service network of SCHOTTEL GmbH at its disposal right from the outset. After all, energy from tides or currents can be generated almost anywhere in the world – for large-scale projects in oceans to the individual power supply of a small unit.

Elkon Elektrik San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Founded in 1980, Elkon Elektrik is a renowned authority in the research, design, engineering, assembly, integration, installation and commissioning of electrical propulsion technology, electric systems and automation for the maritime industry. elkon is serving Turkish yards as well as yards in Western & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Caspian Sea (for several types of vessels).

AQUOS SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies GmbH

AQUOS SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies GmbH (AQUOS) is a subsidiary of SCHOTTEL Industries GmbH. AQUOS develops and manufactures innovative marine technologies to provide future-proof and sustainable solutions that accelerate the energy transition.

With Swift Anchors Ltd., a specialist provider of innovative anchoring and mooring systems based in Edinburgh, Scotland, AQUOS maintains a wholly owned subsidiary on the North Sea, the heart of Europe’s offshore energy hotspot. Especially their patented “swift” anchoring technology for rocky seabeds offers significant benefits to the floating offshore wind (FOW) sector. Beyond this, it has huge potential in other floating renewable energy sectors including tidal, wave, solar, but also for floating aquaculture.

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