We have succeeded for over 130 years in producing products based on the motto “Quality for the bakery trade”. Our customers appreciate this high standard as shown by the many years of loyalty they have given us.
Emil Schmidt was founded in 1884 in “Wald by Solingen” and initially produced cutlery and sold it to the town’s blacksmiths as well as hardware and household goods shops. Around 1900 “Baker purchasing cooperatives” were added to the customer base.
Emil Schmidt’s son, Paul, took over the company after World War I. Production was stopped during the Second World War and restarted in 1950.
For health and age-related reasons, Paul Schmidt sold the company in 1964 to the couple Rolf and Sonja Kirschner. Mr. Kirschner had worked several years in the metalworking field and brought with him professional expertise.
The couple, and at times their son and daughter, put all their energy into the company from the start. As a “typical family business” four family members and another five employees are still working for the company.