Schulte-Henke GmbH

Schulte-Henke GmbH

Schulte-Henke GmbH

Serial attachments are our strength, specialized solutions our excellence. For more than 40 years, Schulte-Henke GmbH has been manufacturing attachments for forklift trucks. Since our establishment in the seventies as a small company we have developed into one of the worldwide leading providers under the brand name stabau. Owing to our many years of experience stabau has meanwhile become the prime choice for special constructions in the lift truck industry. At our sole production location and the company’s place of business in Meschede a team of about 170 qualified, customer-oriented staff provides for the reliable and punctual implementation of customer requests. State-of-the-art machinery is used to optimally manufacture attachments, stationary equipment, telescopic forks and special constructions.

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Industriegebiet Enste Im Schlahbruch 21 , Meschede , D-59872 Germany
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Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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The name stabau has always been synonymous with durability, high quality and innovation. Manufacturers of lift trucks and construction machines as well as their dealers appreciate our great product range and the variety of our products. stabau’s product range does not only include special solutions for many sectors of industry. Designs of standard attachments are regularly updated and new series are developed within the scope of continuous product improvement. Our attachments have a load capacity of up to 80,000 kg.

Due to a high degree of in-house production we are able to act independently and react promptly. Thus customer requests can be implemented in a fast, target-oriented and individual manner.

This is one of the reasons why stabau attachments are frequently considered to be the equipment of choice in many areas of industry, such as the wood, beverage and metal industries. That is of course also due to our commitment to quality, as customer satisfaction and success are the yardstick for our activities.

We have achieved many milestones together. Consequently, we will continue to focus on the permanent development of our products because we want our customers to be able to recommend us as a business partner without reservation.

  • 1974 – Development of shaft-guided fork positioners
  • 1975 – Bolt-on forks as standard equipment
  • 1976 – Manufacture of attachments to be integrated into the lift mast
  • 1977 – Launch of rotators with worm gears
  • 1983 – Beginning of production of attachments for heavy lift trucks with load capacities greater than 20 t
  • 1994 – Development of the first quick-coupling system for forklift trucks
  • 2001 – Manufacture of our own telescopic forks with forced hydraulic synchronism
  • 2002 – Delivery of the first rotator with a load capacity of 45 t
  • 2008 – Manufacture of the worldwide largest fork positioners with a load capacity of 55,000 kg / 1,200 mm
  • 2010 – Implementation of forced hydraulic synchronism for further attachments
  • 2017 – Introduction of the quick-change device with fully automatic connection of the hydraulic circuits

“He who ceases to be better ceases to be good.” (Philip Rosenthal). Ever since the founding of the company in the seventies it has been our mission to provide all customers with top-quality attachments. To ensure this, we scrutinize ourselves daily. In the interest of our customers we subject our proven quality to a continuous improvement and innovation process.

All processes are subject to continuous surveillance of processes and quality in compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and the quality requirements for welding according to DIN EN ISO 3834-2.

However, not only our products set standards, also our customer service does its utmost to enthuse you. Our service starts long before the delivery of the attachment. Right from the beginning we advise you in a solution-oriented way and support you with the choice of the right product. We do not even shy away from complex special products, but we rise to the challenge.

We attach great importance to direct contact with our customers worldwide and present ourselves at major international trade fairs. Even after the delivery of our attachments we are always at your service. Our experienced stabau service team supports you with know-how and rapid assistance to optimize your handling tasks.

Indeed, we are proud of our employees who give their best every day to inspire you – in a qualified, customer-oriented and committed way. stabau is also one of the leaders when it comes to the training of junior staff. From the very first day, we pass on our philosophy and know-how to young, motivated employees who will strengthen our team in the future.

This team, straightforward project management, strong R&D work, comprehensive know-how, modern production facilities and an extensive vertical range of manufacture have always formed the basis for strong products. At stabau “Made in Germany” is not merely a statement, but a promise. All of the development and design work as well as the manufacture of our products is performed by our longstanding, experienced staff at the historically developed company premises in Meschede.