Schülke & Mayr GmbH
22851 Norderstedt | Germany
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.
In 1913, the company launched sagrotan® onto the market, the first branded household disinfectant. This was followed in 1924 by the first branded industrial biocide. The decades to come saw numerous other product launches and corresponding patents. 1972 was the year that the Rudolf Schülke Foundation to promote research and development in the area of hygiene and microbiology was founded. 1981 marked the starting point for the mikrozid® product range which, today, is the leading fast-acting disinfectant for the medical sector.
In 1988, the 99th year of its existence, Schülke & Mayr GmbH founded its first subsidiary in Austria. In 1990 octenisept® was launched. octenisept® is a mucous membrane and wound disinfectant which was, and continues to be, rated „excellent“ on numerous occasions by the German consumer association Stiftung Warentest. In 1996, the year it joined the Air Liquide Group, the company introduced its Quality and Environment Management System, validated by EMAS.
In 2008 the company defined its new Brand Identity: schülke – the plus of pure performance.
The professional partner for preservation and hygiene in the 21st century. schülke invests in the future of the globally active company and in the safeguarding of the Norderstedt site close to Hamburg. Growing dynamically, we are working on continually expanding our role in the hygiene and infection prevention market. Keep your eye on us.