ABOUT US

How it all started...

Revolutionizing the structures of trade

no more and no less was the drive of Erich Schneider and Werner Klein when the company Schneider + Klein, today suki, was founded in Iserlohn in 1951. The idea: Anyone who wanted to improve their own home should be able to find the right products for it. Today suki is a successful system supplier and offers every do-it-yourself customer a huge product range with which he can implement his own ideas - from smaller to complex projects.
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Werner Klein
suki. Founder
1905 – 2019

Our history at a glance

1905

Founding of the company Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH in Meckenheim, later integrated into the overall group, with the brand fix-o-moll

1951

Founding of Schneider + Klein, today suki, by Erich Schneider and Werner Klein in Iserlohn

1975

Introduction of the hand tools range

1967

Relocation of the company from Dortmund to Landscheid in the Eifel region and related expansion of warehouse and logistics

1974

suki delivers to 20 countries and becomes market leader in Germany in the DIY sector for small hardware

2001

suki celebrates its 50th anniversary
Increase of market share to approx. 50% in the field of visible-packed small hardware in Germany in the field of DIY
suki is a contract supplier for almost all leading DIY chains in Germany

1998

Start of international expansion

2008

Merger with Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH and the associated brand fix-o-moll

2002

Optimization of customer service and founding of service company DBM.S

2013

The Munich-based company Serafin takes over suki
Market launch of the new suki hand tools
Market entry in the United Kingdom

2010

Further expansion in the service sector and founding of the logistics company Facido

2017

Marketing of innovative wood connectors Magnodur

2018

Cooperation with the American companies AjustLock and Screw-it-Again for the distribution in the entire European market

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suki will continue to develop new concepts for the DIY sector as a partner of the retail trade and accompany the expected changes in the retail trade with needs-based solutions.

2019

Marketing Premium parquet glider BIGDUO

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suki - made for your trade.

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suki belongs to

Serafin Group

suki.international GmbH is part of the Serafin Group, whose philosophy goes back to the 150-year entrepreneurial tradition of the shareholder family. Following the motto "Responsibility by tradition", Serafin invests in companies in order to further develop them in harmony with all interest groups. This development is supported by the expertise of the advisory boards Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.