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SCHAKO corporate history


 SCHAKO takes over the two Dutch companies SMITSAIR B.V. and SMITSAIR JETsystemen B.V. Both SMITSAIR companies are leading market participants in their product areas and specialise in the development and manufacture of passive, visible ventilation components, ventilation ducts and special sheets for diverse ventilation and distribution systems. SMITSAIR’s share of customised individual solutions is disproportionately high in the industry.

SMITSAIR Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO Group


SCHAKO acquires ADMECO AG in Switzerland. The ADMECO AG based in Hochdorf becomes a new member of the SCHAKO Group at the turn of the year 2020. SCHAKO is growing and this acquisition brings further expertise in the cleanroom technology to the group. The Swiss company ADMECO AG is one of the leading manufacturers of pioneering systems and products for modern operating theatres, anaesthetic recovery rooms and intensive care wards.

ADMECO Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO Group

New roof-mounted 750 kW photovoltaic system at SCHAKO in Messkirch. With a new photovoltaic system, SCHAKO has produced since March 2020 up to 90 % of the daily electricity demand in the Messkirch plant on its own – conservatively calculated, and it could be more. From the ecological point of view, the new PV system is a great success, since the PV system saves several ten thousands of CO2 and protects the environment. Service life of the system: 30 years – according to the promises of the project developer.

SCHAKO PV-Anlage in Messkirch

For the second time, SCHAKO has received an important industry award. SCHAKO products and SCHAKO service are first class – this was confirmed three times in spring 2020 when the coveted trust prize LüKK was awarded by the manufacturer-independent magazine cci Dialog from Karlsruhe. SCHAKO received the award for its powerful fan coil units, for its fire protection technology and for its particularly reliable air diffusers.

Vertrauenspreis der LueKK 2020 - Ventilatorkonvektoren - 1. Platz
Vertrauenspreis der LueKK 2020 - Luftdurchlaesse - 3. Platz
Vertrauenspreis der LueKK 2020 - Brandschutztechnische Komponenten und Systeme - 3. Platz


SCHAKO is a kununu TOP COMPANY. At the beginning of May, the kununu TOP COMPANY quality label was awarded to SCHAKO Ferdinand Schad KG, a label the company is very proud of. Companies with a high employee satisfaction can be awarded with a quality label by the leading evaluation platform for employees The TOP COMPANY status can exclusively be obtained by favorable reviews of the employees, an overall rating of at least 3 points and at least 6 reviews are necessary.

Kununu Top Company und Open Company Siegel für SCHAKO

SCHAKO Group at the ISH 2019 in Frankfurt. A larger stand, more service and more and more intensive consulting: this was the trade fair concept on the new stand of the SCHAKO Group at the ISH 2019 that has been installed for the first time in hall 8 due to conversion work for SCHAKO. The concept was a great success. Twice as many visitors as the years before, fruitful talks and interesting common concept solutions were the proof for the customers at the SCHAKO stand on the one hand and for the SCHAKO employees on the other that a visit at the ISH in Frankfurt is always paying off.

SCHAKO Group auf der ISH 2019

The new SCHAKO ceiling air diffuser CPL. The newly developed ceiling air diffuser CPL for installation in ceiling panels on site allows a draught-free air supply and an invisible integration in the ceiling system. The appearance of the reflected ceiling plan is not interrupted by air diffusers.



The new room air-conditioning module SCHAKO CTT. The product range of air-water products and air-water systems is consequently expanded and the highly compact room air-conditioning module CTT is developed. Due to its small mounting depth of 100 mm, this room air-conditioning module is ideal for the installation in so-called think tanks and room-in-room systems.

SCHAKO Raumklimamodul CTT


Strategic partnership between SCHAKO and liNear. SCHAKO goes BIM with SCHAKOnnect: so SCHAKO and LiNear document their strategic partnership for the ISH 2017 with an innovative software application: the new online design platform SCHAKOnnect. Not only the liNear users benefit from the new partnership but all those who wanted to use the SCHAKO components for the (BIM-compliant) planning of air ventilation systems. The BIM data records generated for the liNear program of SCHAKO can therefore also be used for the integral planning in the building service engineering.

liNear Premiumpartner SCHAKO

The new combined ceiling slot diffuser for supply and return air SCHAKO COMBDSC The combination ceiling slot diffuser for supply and return air COMBIDSC offers freedom of planning with regard to the ceiling design since the stable supply air jet can be set individually and a short-circuit of supply and return air is consequently avoided.

SCHAKO Kombinationsdeckenschlitzdurchlass COMBIDSC

The first joint trade fair appearance of the SCHAKO group at the ISH 2017. At the ISH in Frankfurt, all the companies of the SCHAKO group presented themselves with a joint trade fair appearance on a common stand in hall 11.1: the companies NOVENCO Building & Industry, REVEN, SCHAKO, SCHNEIDER Elektronik and SIROCCO.

NOVENCO Building & Industrie Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO GroupREVEN Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO GroupSCHAKO Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO GroupSCHNEIDER Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO GroupSIROCCO Logo - Mitglied der SCHAKO Group

The SCHAKO group receives an important industry award. The companies of the SCHAKO group received the coveted LüKK trust award of the cci Dialog magazine from Karlsruhe not only once but twice: one for the patented REVEN exhaust air filter X-Cyclone® and the other for the powerful SCHAKO fan coil units.

Vertrauenspreis der LueKK 2017 - Ventilatorkonvektoren - 1. Platz
Vertrauenspreis der LueKK 2017 - Kuechenlueftung- 1. Platz


SCHAKO acquires the Rentschler REVEN Lüftungssysteme GmbH based in Sersheim near Ludwigsburg.. Thanks to the separator technology X-CYCLONE®, REVEN is a renowned technology leader in the field of air cleaning technology for the filterless separation of oils, emulsions, water vapour, process exhaust gases and fine dusts.

REVEN X-Cyclon Logo


NOVENCO Building & Industry with almost 200 employees and based in Naestved (Denmark) becomes part of the SCHAKO group. NOVENCO Building & Industry is a well-known manufacturer of fans and provider of system solutions in the field of ventilation and smoke extraction of buildings and tunnels. The patented fan ZerAx® is regarded as the most energy-efficient fan on the global market.

NOVENCO Building & Industry Logo

SCHAKO Polska Sp. z.o.o. in Piaseczno is founded for the distribution of SCHAKO products in Poland.


 SCHAKO takes over the company SIROCCO Luft- und Umwelttechnik with its two locations in Vienna (Austria) and Zabrze (Poland). SIROCCO was founded over 100 years ago and is a renowned specialist in the field of industrial fans, tunnel equipment, heat exchangers and filter technology.

The sales subsidiary SCHAKO Italia S.r.l. is founded in Milan for the distribution of the SCHAKO products in Italy.

SIROCCO Luft- und Umwelttechnik Logo


Additional application options can be realised with the DISA-360 and the DISA-B for SCHAKO induction diffusers.

The elevator shaft ventilation and smoke extraction system GREENKIT is a system for the automated ventilation and smoke extraction of elevator shafts with simultaneous maximum energy savings.

SCHAKO Liftschachtentlüftungs- und -entrauchungssystem GREENKIT


SCHAKO KG acquires shares in Schneider Elektronik GmbH, the market leader for ventilation technology in laboratories.


The new development of the DAV-F now provides an induction- and turbulence-low displacement diffuser for particle filter boxes.

SCHAKO Verdraengungsauslass für Schwebstofffilterkasten DAV-F


With the VOLKOM constant volumetric flow controller, SCHAKO succeeded in delivering a completely new innovation.

SCHAKO Volumenstromkonstanthalter VOLKOM

SCHAKO goes iPad: SCHAKO town is the first App from SCHAKO for the iPad.

SCHAKO town iPad App


The signalling and switching system EasyBus revolutionises the linking of components in the GLT via a 230 V AC power network.

SCHAKO Melde- und Schaltbussystem EasyBus


Start-up of the 650 m² large fire protection laboratory with state-of-the-art furnaces for the testing and further development of fire protection products.

Brandschutzklappe im Ofen zur Prüfung


Newly built administration building in Heudorf.

Standort Messkirch SCHAKO Verwaltungsgebäude

With its Budapest plant, the company has now launched its fourth production plant alongside Kolbingen, Messkirch and Saragossa. SCHAKO is present with branches and representatives throughout Europe.


75 years SCHAKO

With the development of fan coil units, SCHAKO has opened up an entirely new product segment.

SCHAKO Aquaris Silent


SCHAKOversity - The company’s own information centre with demonstration laboratory and training suite opens its doors in Kolbingen.

SCHAKO is the first supplier to make use of the benefits of the pulsating air jet with the PIL ceiling pulse diffuser.

SCHAKO Decken-Impulsauslass PIL

With a membrane absorber totally free of mineral fibre, SCHAKO opens up new perspectives in sound protection technology.

The company presents the first independent communicative signalling and switching bus system KOMES.

SCHAKO installs the first components for private living room ventilation and develops the smoke detection system RMS. With facility for flush ceiling or wall mounting, it blends elegantly into the room and is practically immune to soiling.


The first fire damper with metal damper blade comes from SCHAKO - maximum safety for air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

The Ideal Comfort Outlet IKA is designed for the optimum ventilation of high halls.
It is used in the Berlin and Nuremberg trade fair centres and also at Barcelona airport.

SCHAKO Ideal-Komfort-Auslass IKA

The volume control damper VRA with measuring cross is launched.
It guarantees a previously unattainable degree of measurement accuracy.

SCHAKO Volumenstromregler VRA


SCHAKO develops and patents the swirl diffuser DQJ.
Even today, its shape still sets the standard on the market.

SCHAKO Deckendrallauslass DQJ

Another SCHAKO invention takes care of a uniform temperature throughout the room:
the wide angle nozzle WDA.

 Our own flow laboratory with sound measurement room paves the way for intensive research and development work.

SCHAKO Stroemungslabor


In response to growing demand for solutions for indoor air-conditioning, SCHAKO manufactures the first ventilation grilles.

SCHAKO Lueftungsgitter


Production and marketing of heating products such as oven doors, hot-air heating systems and ancillary stoves.

SCHAKO Ventilationen


The company takes the first step towards creating its own sales network for manufactured products with protective caps for safety shoes.


Ferdinand Schad founds the company, which is involved in the production of surgical instruments under contract. It also manufactures components for the music industry, including flow parts for mouth organs.

Ferdinand Schad