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The history of Schäffer Maschinenfabrik

2014

Further development of the 24 and 34 series for the construction industry.

2013

Rüdiger Lohoff is appointed to the management board.

2010

The first SLT farm loader with a particularly low design height.

2008

New development of the production line and paint shop. Currently 200 employees.

2003

New development of a training centre with a seating capacity of up to 50.

1996

Development of the first telescopic wheel loader with articulated joint, the 870T.

1990

Sales launch across the six federal states of former Eastern Germany. Establishment of the Maschinenfabrik Schäffer Vertrieb & Service GmbH in Döbeln.

1987

Development of the first model 860 wheel loader for use outside the agricultural sector.

1981

Following the death of Heinrich Schäffer, Jürgen Jachalke and Siegfried Schäffer take over as managing partners of the company.

1980

New development of a complete production system with a facility covering 6,400 square metres as well as an administration facility with 1,000 square metres.

1979

Development of the first D25 compact wheel loader (28 PS), a crucial moment in the company's history. The first loader with hydrostatic drive and quick-release system.

1972

Currently 50 employees. Participation in national and international specialist trade fairs. Development of the first industrial front loader with parallel guide.

1970

Development of the "SILOREX" silo removal system.

1963

Production of the first front loader for agricultural tractors.

1960

Launch of the harvesting fork, combined fork and beet fork production for front loaders.

1956

Company established by Heinrich Schäffer.