Over 140 years' experience
The development of the company began, as the industrial development in this area generally did, with the use of the water power along the Heilenbecke. In 1873, Wilhelm Schumacher founded a hammer mill there. Using hydropower, pans, cake pans and cutlasses were produced there and exported worldwide.
Closely linked to the development of businesses in the Heilenbecke is the story of the river dam of the same name. In 1884, the owners of the hammer mills decided to build a dam so that hydropower and production could be evenly utilised.
With August Schumacher, the founder's son, the second generation extended the existing hammer mill as well as the production program. After the First World War, however, August Schumacher returned from the war ill, and died in 1921.