Everything began in 1948. In connection with his technical abilities and the view towards the markets needs, the engineer Otto Schill put together a small, portable cable drum. With that he laid the cornerstone for the worldwide production of cable drums and for the innovative company that today still is characterised through that special pioneering spirit, the market orientation and the closeness to customers:


Schill GmbH & Co. KG with its headquarters in Fellbach, Stuttgart and production plant in Laichingen/Baden-Wuerttemberg.


The success was overwhelming from the beginning; the demand increased and likewise, so did the employees. The product range also continuously developed itself, products were enhanced and novelties set new standards. Immo Schill, son of the company founder was also an engineer, complemented the business management and set new accents with high-quality plastics. As a result, a own tool and mould making was created.


After the death of the senior director, Immo Schill took over the company. With his son Ingo, the company is already in its third generation of management. The customer base also increased: the radio, TV and video branch are becoming more and more important, both in Germany and throughout the world.


Growth at Schill does not only mean to get bigger, but also to show greatness – with a future-orientated quality management system as per DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 as well as the responsible handling of resources and investments into environmentally friendly facilities.


Today the company employs approx. 60 employees and has become a key player in the international world market long ago.

  • 2020

    In 2023, Schill celebrates its 75th anniversary. For the first time, the company holds an open day for the public at its plant in Laichingen. In the same year the company launches the new eMobility product range LAVOSCH.

  • 2010

    At the end of 2010, Immo Schill retires from the company management. In 2017 Schill launches the first completely waterproof cable reel GT 310.WS3-IP67. One year later, various FT reels with LAN cable are introduced. At the end of 2018, Gerrit Schill ends his activity in the management and Ingo Schill becomes the sole managing director.

  • 2000

    Immo Schill's sons Ingo and Gerrit join Schill GmbH & Co. KG as further managing directors and are soon made partners. The company's client base expands continuously in the fields of broadcasting, TV and video and overseas exports increase. At the end of 2010, Immo Schill retires from the company management. In 2008 Schill becomes a training company for commercial professions at their office in Fellbach.

  • 1990

    Following the death of senior partner Otto Schill, his son continues his life's work by taking on the management of the family company. Immo Schill decides to introduce a quality management system.

  • 1980

    The company launches the largest plastic cable drum produced to date on the market. Thanks to its large core diameter, it can be fitted with all kinds of socket combinations, residual current devices and automatic fuses.

  • 1970

    Otto Schill invents the first fully insulated plastic cable drum. The new light box joins the cable box range. Schill trained the first tool maker at their site Laichingen in the year 1970.

  • 1960

    A cable box with ten metres of cable and two sockets facilitates the increasing use of electrical devices in the home. In 1967, the company presents the first spring-loaded drum.

  • 1950

    The company expands and grows continuously thanks to extremely innovative inventions such as the portable cable drum made from sheet steel.

  • 1940

    By manufacturing accessories for broadcasting such as special cable drums, director's stands and microphone tripods, the engineer Otto Schill writes the first chapter of this traditional company's impressive success story.

Company founder: Otto Schill

Managing director Ingo Schill


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