SÜLZLE – convincing across generations

Our career began in Rosenfeld, Germany, where our headquarters are still located today: In 1880, Wilhelm Sülzle laid the foundation for our company with his forge business at the Rosenfeld market square. This was the first combination of what has over time become our trademark: commercial knowledge and technical expertise. Today, this knowledge is wide-spread: a small operation has grown into a powerful company with over 500 employees that has been managed successfully by the founding family for four generations.

Tradition and innovation as a path to success

And the SÜLZLE group has continued to grow after the change of the century. Managed by Andreas and Heinrich Sülzle, the company network has been expanded, resulting in a corporate group joining steel, energy and ideas into a symbiosis. We continually invest in machinery, office organisation and staff development at all our locations and combine years of experience with modern concepts and new ideas. Because the most important factor for growth is innovation: each year, we apply for patents for developments, shaping tomorrow’s technologies.

What counts

Then and now alike, values such as quality or reliability aren’t empty promises, but our basis for creating individual, custom solutions for you every day.

SÜLZLE history

1880

1880 Wilhelm Christian Sülzle

At the Rosenfeld market square, Wilhelm Christian Sülzle opens his forge business where multiple journeymen work and apprentices are trained

1890

Retail business opens with iron forge and houseware

1922

1922 Wilhelm Karl Sülzle heiratet Maria Schneider

Wilhelm Sülzle taken over by son Wilhelm Karl (in current Sülzle building)

1929

Werkstatt

Workshop (and the first industrial building in Rosenfeld) constructed next to the current city hall

1939

Warehouse constructed between the “Fruchtkasten” storehouse and former city hall

1953

1953 Heinrich Blickle & Helmut Sülzle

Restructuring of the company; Wilhelm Karl Sülzle divides his company into three divisions:
–    Helmut Sülzle Eisenwaren
–    Wilhelm Sülzle Landmaschinen und Riemenverbinder
–    Heinrich Blickle Süro Gerätebau

 

1956

Fruchtkasten

Helmut Sülzle and his brother-in-law Heinrich Blickle purchase the Rosenfeld Fruchtkasten

1957

Death of Wilhelm Karl Sülzle

1961

1961 Helmut Sülzle Edith Sülzle

Helmut Sülzle marries Edith Sülzle, née Mayer

1970

Warehouse for iron and steel constructed on Hauffstraße in Rosenfeld

1988

After Helmut Sülzle’s death, Edith Sülzle continues operations with her employees and with the aid of her entire family

1990

Heinrich Sülzle, the family’s eldest son, completes his business administration studies and joins the company as management alongside his mother

1995

After completing his business administration studies, Hartmut Sülzle, the youngest son, takes over management of the hardware department

1998

After completing his mechanical engineering degree and as a trained welding engineer, Andreas Sülzle also enters the company, taking over the management of production and operations in steel distribution, as well as the rebar fab shop

2000

2000 Gründung der Firma Stahlpartner Dornstetten

Stahlpartner Dornstetten founded

2002

2002 Sülzle Stahlhandel Dusslingen

Helmut Sülzle GmbH acquires Steim Eisenhandel Dusslingen (now Sülzle Stahlhandel Dusslingen)

2003

2003 Sülzle Stahlhandel GmbH Pforzheim

Founding of Sülzle Stahlhandel GmbH Pforzheim

2005

Founding of Sülzle Stahlhandel GmbH Denkendorf

2007

2007 Partnerbetrieb STP Aichach GmbH

Mr German Reimer, in collaboration with Helmut Sülzle GmbH, founds STP Aichach GmbH

2008

2008 Heinrich und Andreas Sülzle

Helmut Sülzle GmbH acquires the Kopf companies

2010

2010 Sülzle Nutzeisen GmbH in Sulz am Neckar

Ralf Grau and Thomas Hiechinger found Sülzle Nutzeisen GmbH in Sulz am Neckar in collaboration with Stahlpartner Sülzle

2011

2011 Nordhausen

Acquisition of Gerhard Dittmar GmbH & Co. KG in Nordhausen

2012

2012 Bad Schönborn

Acquisition of the former F+G steel rebar fab shops in Bad Schönborn

2012

2012 Dessau-Roßlau

Acquisition of the former steel rebar fab shop CMC in Dessau-Roßlau

2013

2013 Grasellenbach

Acquisition of Eisen-Dörsam in Grasellenbach

2014

Standort im rheinland-pfälzischen Niederfischbach

Acquisition of Klein Technical Solutions GmbH in Niederfischbach

2015

lübeck

Acquisition of the rebar fabshop Max Schön in Lübeck – Opening of the first Sülzle Stahlpartner branch in the north of Germany