Foundation of Engineering GmbH
The Company expands its services to all industries. A branch for technical consulting and the new JV Bolcon GmbH is founded.
Dipl.-Ing. Jan Mach (born 1974) takes over the company and manages successfully the automobile industry crisis. Schotte is expanding its international network and follows the customer’s global needs and requirements.
Because of continuing growth, the company moves from Wuppertal to Hattingen.The Globalisation of the business is pushed forward.
The company further grows. Hans-Werner Schotte founds a turnery and takes over a screw factory in Ennepetal. The company establishes first contacts to the Asian market.
After the death of his father Werner Schotte, his son Hans-Werner Schotte (born 1949) takes over the company. Hans-Werner Schotte expands the cooperation with the automobile industry.
The textile machine industry in the Bergischer Raum goes down. Werner Schotte starts supplying the rapidly growing automobile industry with fastening components.
Werner Schotte (born 1908) founds Schotte Automotive as a one-man business in Wuppertal-Elberfeld. The company specializes in dealing with individual fastening components for the textile machine industry.