Pioneering spirit, innovation and courage - schülke turns 135 years (video)


On the occasion of an anniversary, it is customary to look back - at successes, milestones and special moments. And there is no doubt that many of these can be found in the 135-year company history of schülke. But what is the essence of all these successes? In order to drive developments forward, to imagine something that did not exist before, one thing above all is important: courage.

With a pioneering spirit and a clear vision in mind, our founders established the company in 1889 at a time when knowledge about the importance of hygiene and disinfection and how to use them was not widespread. Something that Rudolf Schülke & Julius Mayr wanted to change, with the first branded disinfectant Lysol*. Driven by their vision to protect people from infections, the company developed further innovative new products in the years that followed. From Sagrotan*, the first disinfectant for private households, to octenisept®, a novelty on the market for mucous membrane antiseptics, to mikrozid® universal wipes green line, which are produced 100% plastic-free and climate-neutral, as well as many other product developments.

The pioneering spirit of our founders and their vision are still part of our corporate DNA today and are firmly anchored in our mission "We protect lives worldwide". We have always looked to the future, but today and in the coming weeks we would like to take you on a journey into our company's past.

* Schülke & Mayr has sold these brands to the company Reckitt Benckiser Holding GmbH & Co. KG. Today, the company Reckitt Benckiser Holding GmbH & Co. KG is the owner of these brands.

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