Our openness to recognize and to accept new challenges as well as modern manufacturing methods are the basis of our corporate success. It has always been important to us to offer future-proof solutions, which are optimally adapted to the respective requirements.
Based on the ingenious idea of the founder Friedrich Schiedel in 1946 – chimneys were not produced only of bricks any longer, but made of lightweight concrete block stones – Schiedel invented many other industry revolutionary developments. Our corporate milestones include the round chimney in 1966, the Schiedel Isolierschornstein in 1985, the universal ABSOLUT chimney in 1999 and the ABSOLUT thermal air for the air-independent use of fireplaces.
Senator Friedrich Schiedel – imposing entrepreneur
Far-sighted in his thinking, clear in his mind, energetic in his actions
The company was founded in 1946 by Senator Friedrich Schiedel, later a honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich, in Erbach near Ulm. “Literally with two borrowed shovels and a borrowed wheelbarrow” as he always liked to tell, F. Schiedel built up his first individual Enterprise called Erbacher Bauwaren.
Already in 1947 he specialized his concrete factory in Erbach to a chimney factory which production range was specialized in 1951 only to the production of double-walled chimneys. The company produced from now on under the name of “Schiedel” having 17 employees. In 1952 the production of blockstones in Munich was started. From 1961 to 1966 Senator Schiedel built several manufacturing and distribution facilities in central areas of Germany and started with an own production site in Austria in 1966. 1971 a central administration building was built in Munich. In the years 1971-1990 he expanded all business operations and was the single shareholder of Friedrich Schiedel Holding GmbH in Munich and the Friedrich Schiedel Holding Ges.m.b.H in Austria. In 1990 he transferred the Schiedel Group Germany and in 1991 the Schiedel Group Austria to the Braas GmbH.
Schiedel started early transferring scientific research results and technological innovations into commercial practice. Not only the power of innovation and the expansion of his company or the progress in production technologies were important to Senator Schiedel. As a socially responsible and farsighted entrepreneur he always took care of adequate social benefits for his employees and their families.
|1946||Foundation Schiedel Germany by Senator Friedrich Schiedel|
|1967||Foundation Schiedel Austria|
|1990||Purchase of Schiedel by Braas / Redland (now BRAAS MONIER BUILDING GROUP)|
|1990||Start international expansion: East Europe (Organic growth and acquisition of small local providers)|
|1999||Acquisition of Vibralit, Italy|
|1999||Acquisition of Ulster Fireclays, UK/ North Ireland|
|2000||Acquisition of btg Schornsteinsysteme, Germany|
|2001||Acquisition of Isokern in Denmark/ Sweden|
|2001||Acquisition of Irish Stoneware, IRL|
|2004||Purchase of Ritevent Group, UK|
|2005||Acquisition of Bemal, BE|
|2006||Joint Venture with Earth Core Industries, USA buying Roka Cz (steel chimney production Teplice)|
|2006||Aquisition of Roka, CZ (steel chimney production in Teplice)|
|2011||Sale of the minority interest in Earth Core Industries, USA|
|2014||Listing of BRAAS MONIER BUILDING GROUP on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange|
|2016||Acquisition of Ontop Metaloterm NL, DE, PL|
|2017||Part of the BMI Group,a combination of Braas Monier and Icopal, the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions throughout Europe|
|2018||Stand-alone operation as part of Standard Industries family of companies|
Light weight concrete flue block
SR – system with circular flue liners
Semi-dry pressed flue liner
SIH – insulated chimney with rear ventilation
PARAT storey high chimney
Isostatic flue liner production
The highly innovative Schiedel ABSOLUT chimney with compound block stone is presented to the market.
KERASTAR – isostatic liner/stainless steel casing
Schiedel introduces its first residential ventilation system – AERA
Isostatic pressed, monolithic T-piece
ABSOLUT Thermo-LAS, AERA comfort ventilation
Isostatic pipe GW3 KINGFIRE stoves
XPert passive house chimney