How it all started...
Revolutionizing the structures of trade
no more and no less was the drive of Erich Schneider and Werner Klein when the company Schneider + Klein, today suki, was founded in Iserlohn in 1951. The idea: Anyone who wanted to improve their own home should be able to find the right products for it. Today suki is a successful system supplier and offers every do-it-yourself customer a huge product range with which he can implement his own ideas - from smaller to complex projects.
Organizations of the suki group
suki is a leading European solution provider of complex and individual retail concepts for the home improvement and trade markets in more than 40 countries. suki is developing ranges like hardware, hand tools and self-adhesiveproducts.
Logistics runs at our state-of-the-art up to the point of sale – In certified craftsmen quality. suki´s business model is modular, flexible andable to adapt to all customer needs to provide individualized tailored solutions.
The brand portfolio ranges from suki’s own brands, suki, fix-o-moll and Magnodur, to integrated manufacturer brands as well as private label.
Our service organization
DBM.S stands for "Deutsche Baumärkte Service", an independent service company since March 2003 and is responsible for high-quality services in the area of shelving service in the retail sector. Speed, reliability and competence characterize the concept as well as the employees and form the basis of all processes.
Our logistics & service organisation
The service company FACIDO has set itself the task of using intelligent process systems to relieve other companies of specific burdens so that they can concentrate on their core business, e.g. Facido buys the goods on behalf of the customer, positions them in the right way and sells them again quickly. In addition to sales, the material and inventory management, as well as order processing and returns management for the customer is also taken care of.
1905 – 2019
Our history at a glance
Founding of the company Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH in Meckenheim, later integrated into the overall group, with the brand fix-o-moll
Founding of Schneider + Klein, today suki, by Erich Schneider and Werner Klein in Iserlohn
Introduction of the hand tools range
Relocation of the company from Dortmund to Landscheid in the Eifel region and related expansion of warehouse and logistics
suki delivers to 20 countries and becomes market leader in Germany in the DIY sector for small hardware
suki celebrates its 50th anniversary
Increase of market share to approx. 50% in the field of visible-packed small hardware in Germany in the field of DIY
suki is a contract supplier for almost all leading DIY chains in Germany
Start of international expansion
Merger with Wilhelm Ritterath GmbH and the associated brand fix-o-moll
Optimization of customer service and founding of service company DBM.S
The Munich-based company Serafin takes over suki
Market launch of the new suki hand tools
Market entry in the United Kingdom
Further expansion in the service sector and founding of the logistics company Facido
Marketing of innovative wood connectors Magnodur
Cooperation with the American companies AjustLock and Screw-it-Again for the distribution in the entire European market
suki will continue to develop new concepts for the DIY sector as a partner of the retail trade and accompany the expected changes in the retail trade with needs-based solutions.
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suki belongs to
suki.international GmbH is part of the Serafin Group, whose philosophy goes back to the 150-year entrepreneurial tradition of the shareholder family. Following the motto "Responsibility by tradition", Serafin invests in companies in order to further develop them in harmony with all interest groups. This development is supported by the expertise of the advisory boards Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.