Schäffer Maschinenfabrik Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH) manufactures and supplies loading vehicles. The company provides yard loaders for use in agriculture, landscape gardening, municipal services, and building works; wheel loaders; telescopic loaders, which are used on uneven terrain or in tight spaces; and accessories and working tools, such as mounted excavators, opening buckets, manure forks, operator’s protective roofs, feed buckets, sweepers, flail mowers, silage buckets, muck scrapers, front mounted sickle mowers, three point linkages, earth buckets, feed pushers, pallet forks, shear grabs, light material buckets, high tip buckets, arena leveler, and snow blades.
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- Globally (various continents)
Further development of the 24 and 34 series for the construction industry.
Rüdiger Lohoff is appointed to the management board.
The first SLT farm loader with a particularly low design height.
New development of the production line and paint shop. Currently 200 employees.
New development of a training centre with a seating capacity of up to 50.
Development of the first telescopic wheel loader with articulated joint, the 870T.
Sales launch across the six federal states of former Eastern Germany. Establishment of the Maschinenfabrik Schäffer Vertrieb & Service GmbH in Döbeln.
Development of the first model 860 wheel loader for use outside the agricultural sector.
Following the death of Heinrich Schäffer, Jürgen Jachalke and Siegfried Schäffer take over as managing partners of the company.
New development of a complete production system with a facility covering 6,400 square metres as well as an administration facility with 1,000 square metres.
Development of the first D25 compact wheel loader (28 PS), a crucial moment in the company's history. The first loader with hydrostatic drive and quick-release system.
Currently 50 employees. Participation in national and international specialist trade fairs. Development of the first industrial front loader with parallel guide.
Development of the 'SILOREX' silo removal system.
Production of the first front loader for agricultural tractors.
Launch of the harvesting fork, combined fork and beet fork production for front loaders.
Company established by Heinrich Schäffer.