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Schroeder Valves

Pump protection valves for the world

Schroeder Valves is a global specialist in designing and manufacturing protective pump fittings based in Gummersbach, Germany. For more than 70 years we have been producing superior  quality valves for refineries and power plants, the chemical industry, the offshore sector and, more recently, for the production of renewable energies.

Our portfolio ranges from automatic recirculation valves, back-pressure devices up to multi-stage throttles. Each product is custom designed and manufactured to meet the unique needs of our clients’ pumps and systems. Our products' superior protective qualities and proven longevity effectively contribute to lower system and operating costs, next to low maintenance efforts for our customers.

AR Valves made by Schroeder are renowned around the globe for their exceptional quality, excellent reliability and long service life. Our products are suitable for use under extreme conditions because we exclusively use premium components and materials, design and produce with highly skilled and experienced staff.

With offices in more than 30 countries on all continents, we can effectively meet the needs of our international client base and provide local or regional Sales and Service.

Advice for a long pump and valve life

Precision Technology with Tradition

Schroeder Valves is a 120 years old family owned and managed company. Our history dates back to 1889, when Heinrich Schroeder established H. Schroeder & Co. GmbH in Gummersbach, a rural community east of Cologne. Until the end of World War II the company manufactured agricultural equipment. In 1950 we started to design and produce automatic recirculation valves.

In subsequent decades, we expanded and optimized our portfolio with several new developments. Throughout its history, Schroeder remained family owned and operated, with Axel Mücher taking over the leadership in 2005 after the retirement of his father.

Under Axel Mücher’s leadership, Schroeder successfully pursued international expansion and grew rapidly. In 2010, Schroeder opened its doors to a new state-of-the-art factory which doubled its operating capacity, still in Gummersbach. The new headquarters allow Schroeder Valves to effectively respond to the growing global demand for its products.

Development of the SIP valve for pressures of 140 to 250 bar

Development of the high pressure valve SHP

New company headquarters in Gummersbach-Windhagen

The company is renamed Schroeder Valves GmbH & Co. KG

Retirement of Karl-Heinz Muecher, successor: Axel Muecher, International expansion. Further development of the test rigs - Control / PLC

Development of the SMV series for LPG applications

Death of Lore Schroeder, successor: Karl-Heinz Muecher, nephew of Martin Schroeder

Death of Martin Schroeder

Development of the series SSV10 + SSV18

Construction of 3 test rigs - for flow testing of the valves

Development of the minimum compact system SMA63

Death of William Schroeder, successors: Lore and Martin Schroeder

Development of the Series SSV5

Development of the Series SSV1

Development of the TDN series

Construction of the first free-running type check valves GD + SD

death of founder, successor: William Schroeder

Company founded by Heinrich Schroeder in Gummersbach-Elbach

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Schroeder Valves is a global specialist in designing and manufacturing reliable pump protection valves.

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