Dipl.-Kaufmann Wolf Wallstabe and Dipl.-Ingenieur Fritz Schneider established Dichtungstechnik oHG in Niederwinkling, Germany. Both already had around 25 years of experience in leading positions of the seals branch – Wolf Wallstabe in the commercial area and Fritz Schneider in development and manufacture.
One of the very first customers: ZF Passau.
The first pressing plant was commissioned.
The company has grown rapidly and counts now more than 100 employees.
The first trainees began their apprenticeships.
After another two years of rapid growth, 200 people already work at the company.
First immigrant worker came from Portugal.
Enter of manager Dipl.-Chemiker Dr. Rolf Schneider, nephew of co-founder Fritz Schneider.
First dispatch hall and wet drum deburring.
Enter of manager Dipl.-Chemiker Jürgen Wallstabe, son of co-founder Wolf Wallstabe.
The company was renamed to Dichtungstechnik Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG.
Conversion from pressing to injection moulding technology took part.
A new mixing facility was built.
The company employs more than 300 people.
A new laboratory was built.
Important customers from the automobile industry were gained.
Renovation and expansion of the rubber mixing facility –
Kneader with soot silo and automatic weigh-out machine.
The quality assurance department was established.
Personnel-intensive manufacturing steps were outsourced to partner firms in Czech Republic.
The quality management system (QM system) was certified according to ISO 9001.
Modernisation and automation of the storage and shipping logistics.
QM system was certified according to ISO 9000.
Retirement of Dipl.-Kaufmann Wolf Wallstabe.
Enter of his grandson Dipl.-Kaufmann MBA Christian Wallstabe,
who is appointed managing partner in 1999.
Environmental management system was certified according to “Ökoprofit”.
Export into 34 countries.
New state of the art injection moulding hall was built with 1200 square meters of production space.
QM system was certified according to ISO/TS 1694.
Modernisation of the rubber mixing facility.
New state of the art production hall with a canteen was built.
Environmental management system was certified according to ISO 14001.
New additional production hall was built.
The 300th trainee finishes his apprenticeship at Wallstabe & Schneider.
Awarding of 2009 Training Award by the district of Straubing-Bogen.
Introduction of the occupational health management system.
The joint venture “Divekar Wallstabe & Schneider” was established in India.
50th company anniversary.
Inauguration of a new production hall with 3000 square meters in Niederwinkling.
Opening of the production site in Irapuato, Mexico and start of production.
Inauguration of the new logistics center in Niederwinkling.
Certification of the energy management system according to ISO 50001.
Enter of the new Managing Director (Technical) Kai Peters.
Inauguration of the new training center.
Certification acoording to IATF 16949.
Opening of the new of the extension of mixing department, the second mixing line
and the new maintenance building.
Founders of the company Wolf Wallstabe and Fritz Schneider
Company site in 1965
Employee of the pressing production 1970
Female employees of the injection moulding department in 1975
The company employs 300 people in 1978
Modernisation of the storage and shipping logistics in 1997
50th company anniversary
Foundation ceremony of "Divekar Wallstabe & Schneider" in India 2010
Opening ceremony of "Wallstabe & Schneider México" in October 2013
New construction of the logistics center in 2014
New Managing Director (Technical) Kai Peters (right) 2016
Inauguration of new Training Center 2016
Opening of the new Buildings 2018