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    THE HISTORY OF JOSEF SCHNELL

    OUR COMPANY HAS BEEN ADDING CHAPTERS TO ITS STORY FOR OVER 60 YEARS

     


    20.September 1955
    Josef Schnell Holzimprägnierung Varnhalt (Wood impregnation company)



    1955 First car of the “DKW Meisterklasse” with wooden bodywork


    1964 The company is restructured and the name changed into Josef Schnell Holz- und Bautenschutz KG Baden- Baden


    1964 The company specialising in electrical equipment Josef Schnell GmbH, Unternehmen für elektrische Anlagen Baden-Baden was founded


    1965 First plough (for earthing strips)


    1966 The first car telephone (A-Netz: first mobile telecommunications system in Germany)


    1970 Acquisition of the company Bauer, construction company in Lörrach


    1971 The company moves from Lörrach to Weil am Rhein Haltingen


    1980 The company Josef Schnell Hirschberg becomes an independent operating company


    1982 The first cable plough goes into operation


    1984 The company moves to Hirschberg into the Bauhof (builder’s yard) Ladenburg


    1989 Construction of the Josefskapelle (Josef Chapel) in Varnhalt


    1991 Takes over of the construction company Rudolf Wacker GmbH Bauunternehmung Offenburg


    1992 The company Josef Schnell Berlin is founded


    1995 Moves from Berlin to Freiwalde im Spreewald.


    2002 The facility in Freiwalde is closed


    2005 50th anniversary of the company


    2007 Alexander Schnell (3rd generation) assumes the management responsibilities in Hirschberg


    2011 The 3rd generation assumes management responsabilities , Timm Schnell becomes facility man ager in Weil a. Rh. Linda    Schnell becomes assistant to the management in Baden-Baden, Alexander Schnell becomes managing director in Hirschberg


    2012 Purchase of a new Föckersperger FSP22 cable plough with a winch-crawler FWF82


    2014 The new mud rotary drill Black Mole 18 ACS is dispatched


    2015 The company celebrates 60 years in business. Approximately 200 staff are employed at four business locations

     

    2016 Alexander Schnell succeeds to the management of Josef Schnell Holding GmbH

     

    2017 Timm Schnell becomes managing director of Josef Schnell GmbH Bauunternehmung in Weil am Rhein