Tradition – experience – progress
Schütte is a leading, globally operating manufacturer of machine tools. The company, with central office in Cologne, builds multi-spindle automatics and 5-axis CNC grinding machines. We are represented with these products on several continents by subsidiaries, marketing companies and trading partners.
The company Alfred H. Schütte was founded as an import company in 1880 by the privy councillor Alfred Heinrich Schütte. Expanding beyond the import trade, in 1915 we already began manufacturing machine tools as well. This was the start of a success story in machine tool manufacture, which is characterised by numerous innovative product developments. It is a family-run business now under fourth-generation proprietor management – managing partner Carl Martin Welcker is the great-grandson of the company founder.
"Tradition – experience – progress" is the philosophy upon which Schütte is based. Our company can look back on a long family tradition, not only with regard to ownership of the company, but also in terms of its employees. The experience gained from this tradition is passed on from generation to generation in a practical manner. Tradition and experience thus lead to progress. The customer should find the tradition, the experience and the progress reflected in the quality and innovation of the products. A precondition is, however, that the manufacturer and our customers work together towards progress.
Our task at Schütte to ensure that every customer derives as many benefits as possible from their machine tools. Orientation to market requirements and sustainable strategic alliances with customers and suppliers form the basis of our corporate policy. Production and services are flanked by our pronounced quality awareness on all levels. The success of Schütte is based fundamentally on the high levels of commitment and technical expertise of its workforce. The consistent pursuit of equally valued ecological, economic and social objectives forms a solid foundation for sustained development of our company group. Alfred H. Schütte will continue to consolidate its position as an independent family trust for generations to come.