Bernhardt & Schulte GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1919 and is a family-owned company in the fourth generation.
It all started with our built-in switches for electrical applications and this tradition stands the test of time until today.
However, tradition has been combined with innovation. In the course of time we could improve our business activities significantly so that we can look back on more than 100 years of experience in thermoset and thermoplastic production.
Founding of the Bernhardt & Schulte Company for the manufacture of switches for installation purposes.
Appliance switches for the new electric cookers and other household appliances are included in the expanded production program.
Member of the VDE with Ref. No. 136, first mark approval for a rotary switch
A plastic pressing plant is set up for processing typified thermosets for switch construction.
The first heating appliance switches on a plastic basis join the ceramic-base switches in general use up to this date.
Thermoplastic injection-molded parts are now included in the expanded product range.
Newly developed injection-molding machines mark the start of production of industrial plastic parts in thermosets.
Plant II is built in Steinwiesen/Upper Franconia, with a plastic pressing plant and rotary switch production.
50th founding anniversary, plant Meinerzhagen
Switches – Serie 3000
Introduction of the QS system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:1994
Switches – Serie 4000
Switches – Serie 3100/3600
New plant at Steinwiesen
Switches – Serie 5000
Introduction of the QS system specified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
Introduction of the UM system specified by DIN EN ISO 14001
Introduction of the QS system specified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
Installation of the photovoltaic array in Steinwiesen.
Introduction of the QM system specified by ISO/TS 16949:2009
50th founding anniversary, plant Steinwiesen
Expansion of the production plant in Steinwiesen
Bernhard & Schulte wins the BSH Supplier Award 2014/15. Awarded by BSH Hausgeräte GmbH in Berlin
Introduction of the QM system specified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
100th founding anniversary, plant Meinerzhagen
Verified partner company at the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid