Carl Stahl GmbH

History

Carl Stahl was established 1880 as a small rope-making facility with agricultural products. Today the enterprise has more than 1,500 employees at 70 locations worldwide. Until today the company is still family-owned.

About us

A time journey through the history of Carl Stahl

1880
1880
Foundation of rope making shop “Stahl” at Suessen by Jakob Stahl.
1904
1904
Jakob Stahl hands his business over to his son Carl.
1930
1930
Carl Stahl jun. is taking over the company
1933
1933
Parade car celebrating the incorporation of Great and Small Süßen
1966
1966
Willy Schwenger, Carl Stahl’s son-in-law, joins the company’s management.
1968
1968
Expansion and new construction of new company premises at Suessen (plant I)
1971
1971
Development and introduction of safety hook eyes
1972
1972
New construction of a new branch at Stuttgart-Plieningen (plant II)
1978
1978
Foundation of subsidiary „Metall + Formteile GmbH“
1980 - 1997
1980 - 1997
Completion of the new administrative centre and a production facility in Suessen (plant III) and foundation of many new subsidiaries in Germany and abroad
1996
1996
Acquisition of AURAS GmbH & Co. KG (until 2000 Carl Stahl GmbH & Co. KG Frankfurt)
1998
1998
Official opening of the new Wire Rope and Technology Centre in Süßen
1999
1999
Carl Stahl becomes exclusive distributor of the nokon bowdencable-systems
2000
2000
Kromer GmbH becomes member of the Carl Stahl Group. The name is changed to Carl Stahl Kromer / Introduction of a new Corporate Identity: All subsidiaries now carry the name Carl Stahl in their company logo.
2002
2002
Completion of new production and storage facilities in Süßen
2003
2003
Foundation of new subsidiaries in Finland and Saarbruecken/Germany
2004
2004
A new management generation takes charge at the headquarters in Süßen: f.l.t.r Andreas Urbez, Willy Schwenger, Wolfgang Schwenger
2005
2005
New subsidiary founded in Swede
2006
2006
New construction of a new office building in Süßen
2007
2007
Separation of operational and strategic areas, launch of 6 new divisions: Lifting equipment, Architecture, TechnoCables, Company Equipment, Academy and Jewellery
1.8.2007
1.8.2007
VENTZKI company is added to the Carl Stahl group, VENTZKI remains legally independent.
2008
2008
Foundation of the Carl Stahl Academy
2010
2010
The product sector „Crane- and Industrial ropes“, formerly member of the Lifting Equipment Division, becomes a division of its own.
2011
2011
Subsidiary Carl Stahl Kromer GmbH moves from Freiburg to Gottenheim. The product sector “Submersible Pumps” is separated from Carl Stahl GmbH & Co. KG Frankfurt and transferred into Auras Pumpen GmbH & Co. KG. Auras is moving into their own facilities. Ex-pansion of storage and production area.
2012
2012
Again Carl Stahl reaches „TopRating“ with Hoppenstedt CreditCheck
2013
2013
Three times in a row Carl Stahl receives the „TopRating“ award
2014
2014
Die Fa. Stihl zeichnet Carl Stahl als Top-Lieferanten des Jahres 2013 aus.
2014
2014
Carl Stahl GmbH receives the Bisnode rating certification 2014
2015
2015
Carl Stahl GmbH receives the Bisnode rating certification 2015
2017
2017
New subsidiary in South Africa
2018
2018
Customer days of Carl Stahl Nord and Carl Stahl Süd GmbH