For over 125 years, a pioneering spirit has been the basis of our success. In 1889, the company Schülke & Mayr GmbH was founded by Rudolf Schülke and Julius Mayr in Hamburg. The cornerstone of the company's success was laid with the first branded disinfectant lysol® that brought victory over the cholera epidemic in Hamburg in 1892.
Market launch of sagrotan®, the worlds first branded disinfectant for domestic use.
gigasept® - the first HBV-effective disinfectant.
Launch of mikrozid®, the leading quick disinfectant in the medical field.
Introduction of aldehyde-free disinfectants, terralin® and lysetol® AF.
Schülke & Mayr become a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group.
Schülke & Mayr – 111 years and represented in 60 countries around the world.
Surface disinfection and cleaning in one, thanks to the new product terralin® protect.
Launch of gigazyme® foam, a moisture retaining foam to aid instrument cleaning.
schülke’s dedication to research and innovation has led to an unrivalled range of effective products and services for infection prevention and preservation.
Introduction of an antiviral disinfectant.
Introduction of kodan® - skin friendly, disinfectant wipes.
Introduction of the extensive thermosept® range for the thermal reprocessing of flexible endoscopes.
Introduction of octenisept®, a mucous membrane and wound antiseptic.
Introduction of hand disinfectant with virucidal action for lipophilic and hydrophilic viruses - desderman®.
sensiva® - A hand care range free of colours and perfumes, suitable for the particular requirements of medical staff.
Company rebrand from Schülke & Mayr to schülke.
schülke celebrate their 125th anniversary.