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We are: 2,200 Employees. 27 Countries. One Team.
‘We went our own way and didn’t ask anyone!’ (Walter Schatt)
Since the company’s foundation in 1985, we have undergone continuous growth and further development. We are proud that, at this time, we are represented by 14 production locations around the world.
In addition to our headquarters in Germany, we also have locations in Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, China, Brazil, Turkey and the United States. Through the hard work of our highly qualified employees, we generate annual sales of more than 600 million euros.
The foundation of our success is a unique corporate culture, characterized by individuality, passion, consistent work and visionary thinking.
One source. Unlimited solutions – we are your surface specialist!
Through the continuous expansion of our product range, we have developed from a decor printing company to an innovative surface specialist. In doing so, we have thrilled customers with high-quality products as well as excellent consultation on current designs and market trends.
Using our many years of technical and design expertise, we create innovative products that excel from start to finish. Customers from the woodworking and furniture industries can choose between Printed, Impregnated and Finished Surfaces – all of which can be created as wood, stone, solid-color or fantasy designs. When developing a surface, we focus primarily on current market demands and tailor decor production precisely to individual customer requirements. Our decors are produced using either rotogravure or digital printing.
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Learn more about the creation of our new decors as well as our production technology and the broad spectrum of possible applications for our products.
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‘Made by Schattdecor’ – with this globally applicable quality seal, we guarantee a consistent high level of quality across all of our locations. We pay particular attention to our standardized processes, using light-fast inks as well as the use of compatible machinery from the same system. ‘Made by Schattdecor’ has since become an industry-wide standard for the utmost quality. We offer our customers a comprehensive service package that covers everything from design and decor development to application technology.
Protection of natural resources has always been a core objective of our business activities and, for us, is also an important investment in the future. Using our decors reduces the use of the valuable natural resource of wood. And because of our environmentally friendly production processes, we actively contribute to the protection of the environment.
The printing inks we have used from the very beginning are environmentally friendly high-tech products that are produced from the natural materials of water, casein and organic pigments. A significant advantage of the printing inks that we use is that they are practically free from solvents, which means that we protect not only the health of our employees, but also the environment. Moreover, we use solvent-free lacquer, which means that the water we use can be reintroduced to the environment. In this context, modern production facilities enable energy-optimized processes through which we can reduce our emissions to an absolute minimum. Furthermore, all of our locations are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).
We have put down our corporate culture in writing and published it in the form of our mission statement. This was authored in a joint effort by the employees themselves, who – at the beginning of the 1990s – wrote down what seemed important to them about their company and what was worth being retained. The mission statement created at that time has been translated into all eight company languages and, despite being just a snapshot of the situation at that time, still applies today.
An Excerpt from Our Mission Statement
Responsible business is only possible over the long term if we treat each other with respect and take into account the limitations given to us by the environment. We firmly believe in this principle of sustainability. Therefore, our actions in the global market demonstrate appreciation for other cultures and we see cultural exchange as an enrichment.
We profess a culture of performance, but also a joy in working. We are aware of our responsibility as market leader and constantly assess whether our expectations with regard to creativity and quality are realistic.
We do not differentiate between employees, colleagues, customers and suppliers. Every relationship is equally important to us. Lasting partnerships can only be achieved if the parties view each other as equals. Quality and service are not just buzzwords – they come from the intensive collaboration across all of these levels. This is how we establish trust and security.
‘When you place your trust in someone, you can expect loyalty, creativity and commitment in return. The central pillar of our corporate culture is truthfulness.’
Walter Schatt, company founder
We want individuality in our company. We limit organizational work to the bare minimum. We aren’t afraid of change – in fact we encourage it. Required norms and regulations don’t keep our hands tied, but rather serve as the basis for entrepreneurial freedom.