ABOUT US

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THE BEGINNINGS...

In 1908, at the age of 25, Adolf Schnorr founded a small workshop in Altbach near Esslingen, to the south of Stuttgart. He quickly generated an - initially small - customer base which appreciated his well-crafted precision tooling. With the outbreak of World War I this development was abruptly stopped. Adolf Schnorr became a soldier and had to lease his workshop.

AFTER WORLD WAR I...

After his return from military service Adolf Schnorr sold the shop in Altbach and acquired with the proceeds a workshop in Botnang, near Stuttgart. Adolf Schnorr now begins to occupy himself more and more with the functionality of disc springs and uses them for his precision tools. In 1933 Adolf Schnorr celebrates his 25th company anniversary.

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AFTER WORLD WAR I...

Due to the positive market reception Adolf Schnorr commences the serial production of disc springs. The demand for "SCHNORR®-Springs" becomes so strong that he decides to cease making tools in order to concentrate his production solely on disc springs.

MOVE TO SINDELFINGEN

Adolf Schnorr passes away in 1951 at the age of 68 years. Thanks to strong growth, Schnorr has outgrown the property in Botnang . A new factory building with an associated office building is needed. This is built at the new site in Sindelfingen-Maichingen and moved into in 1956.

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ORIGINAL SCHNORR® SAFETY WASHER

In the early 1960's Schnorrs own Original SCHNORR® Safety Washer is developed and it begins its success story as a much more effective product compared with the conventional locking devices for bolted connections.

SCHNORR® CORPORATION IS OPENED

The US representation, SCHNORR® Corporation, is opened by GerhardSchremmer in Queens, New York in 1972. The company would remain there until his retirement in 1998. 

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SCHNORR MOVES TO MI

After Gerhard Schremmer's retirement, his son, Axel, transitions the company to Ann Arbor, MI. This has been Schnorr Corporation's home for the last 22 years.