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 four companies and a total of around 1,200 employees.

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.