History

History

For more than 75 years SUCO Robert Scheuffele GmbH & Co. KG, well-known by its trade name SUCO, is well established as a specialist for products in the field of fluid technology and power transmission.

1938

Robert Scheuffele starts up a mechanics workshop

1945

Start of the partnership between Robert Scheuffele and Georg Fuhrmann

1946

Start of production of centrifugal clutches and brakes

1953

Move into the new premises in Bietigheim-Bissingen

1956

Registration of trade name SUCO with worldwide trademark protection

1960

Start of production of mechanical pressure switches for the automotive industry

1969

Start of production of electromagnet clutches and brakes
Set-up of a pan-European sales network

1979

Further development of SUCO pressure switches especially for hydraulic and pneumatic
applications. Strategic alignment to the industry

1980

Development of the hex 24 pressure switch series for broad industrial applications

1984

Development of the hex 27 pressure switch series for broad industrial
applications

1987

Broadening of the product range to include custom pre-wired pressure
switches

1988

Start of sales in the US

1993

Development of
pressure dampers for
ABS brake systems in
the automotive industry

1997

First DIN ISO 9001
company certification

1998

Start of market penetration in Asia with set-up of a company pool

1999

Founding of subsidiary
SUCO VSE France

2002

Penetration of
the markets in
South America and
Eastern Europe

2005

New company name: SUCO Robert Scheuffele GmbH & Co. KG & development of the
SUCO zero clutch

2006

Development of the world's smallest pressure switch with adjustable switching point to 400 bar (patented)

2009

Acquisition of ESI Technology Ltd. (UK)

2010

Development of a transmitter series based on SoS technology

2013

75-year company anniversary celebrations

2014

Development of mechanical pressure switches with additional intelligent functions

2016

Relaunch of the SUCO homepage.
Publication of the new SUCO product catalogues

2017

Third certification according to QM standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2015