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SCHOCK – a young company steeped in tradition

As a medium-sized business, we know where we come from and what sets us apart: We focus on quality, perfection, flexibility and individuality. At the same time, we see ourselves as a development partner for our customers. Our collaborative approach to designing new solutions is innovative and flexible. We are creative in our core competency areas, and continuous product improvement is the focus of our work.

Milestones in our product and engineering development processes:

1971
Schock opens a metalworking plant in Urbach focusing on telescopic ball bearing slides as well as decorative strips and metals.

1976    
The company develops and manufactures the world's very first concealed slide system for a kitchen drawer.

1978    
Schock Metallwerk GmbH in Urbach becomes a legally independent entity.

1979    
As the world’s first, Schock uses the principle of ball bearings in a complete sliding system for pantry cupboards.

1987    
Schock introduces its "Topslide" partial extension and world’s first under-mount slide, setting new standards in the field of ball bearing slide profiles: Schock roll forming technology works with modified sheet thicknesses to create particularly compact profile cross-sections while ensuring high load capacities and extremely smooth running properties.

1988    
Series production of a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated telescopic slide for use in refrigerators.

1989    
Schock Metall is the world's very first company to use a start-stop operating procedure in roll forming technology for its large-series production.

1990    
Development of "Auto-Catch", the integrated self-closing device.

1991    
Following extensive quality and process auditing, Schock becomes a "Certified Supplier" to Xerox.

1996    
The series production of ball bearing slides for a storage compartment under the front passenger seat marks the company's first step in the automotive segment.

1997    
Development of the first roll-formed stainless steel telescopic slide for use in ovens.

1998    
Schock Metall positions itself as a system supplier with assembly competence in the field of office furniture: The "Pro-Line" filing frame system is based on a platform concept, and offers numerous practical functions as well as an interface to external locking systems.

1999    
The Urbach site obtains ISO 14001 certification and Eco-Management and Audit Scheme validation. As such, Schock Metall is one of the first business operations in the region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany to implement an approved environmental management system.

2002    
Global market activities are expanded with the installation of five centres of competence: Automotive, Appliances, Industry, Furniture and Office.

2004    
As the world’s first, Schock supplies a stainless steel full extension slide for dishwashers featuring the fluidically optimised "CleanSlide" technology.

2005    
Introduction of "Soft Control", the world's first integrated damping system: The automatic self-closing mechanism with air-vacuum damper closes independently, quietly and smoothly.

2009    
Schock launches its heavy-duty full extension slide "ITS 070", offering a ball bearing slide with a load capacity of up to 200 kg.

2010    
In the course of business expansion, Schock Metall starts supplying roll-formed special profiles to the automotive sector in addition to its ball bearing slides.

2013   
Under the motto "reinventing motion", Schock sets new standards in sliding technology with the new AIR MOTION ball bearing slides, based on a special combination of material know-how and process expertise.

2015   
The smooth-action AIR MOTION sliding systems are awarded with the interzum Award "Best of the best".

2016   
Schock Metall is an innovative and dynamic company operating worldwide.