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A BRIEF HISTORY OF SSI SCHAEFER
Delivering innovative solutions and products since 1937.

1937

SSI SCHAEFER History 1937

In 1937, Fritz Schaefer founded a company for manufacturing sheet metal products.
1937

1939

SSI SCHAEFER History 1939

A new building was erected in 1939 and 1940 to house new welding machines and a 60 metric-ton press.
1939

1945

SSI SCHAEFER History 1945

1945 brought about a greater focus on everyday products and food containers and tins were manufactured.

1945

1950

SSI SCHAEFER History 1950

Stackable milk crates were introduced by SSI SCHAEFER in 1950.
1950

1953

SSI SCHAEFER History 1953

The development of the semi-open front containers made its debut in 1953.
1953

1958

 

SSI SCHAEFER History 1958

1958 marked the start of plastics production with an acquisition of Thermoplastik in Bensheim for plastic containers.
1958

1965

SSI SCHAEFER History 1965

Mobile shelving and pallet racking was introduced in 1965.
1965

1969

SSI SCHAEFER History 1969

In 1969, the company expanded into Canada.
1969

1972

SSI SCHAEFER History 1972

The introduction of containers for conveyors was launched in 1972.
1972

1989

SSI SCHAEFER History 1989

The company later expanded the North American office to include Charlotte, N.C. in 1989.
1989

2016

SSI SCHAEFER History 2016

2016 GlobalStac™ was introduced to the market, which provides 95% cube utilization in both sea containers and tractor-trailers.
2016

2017

SSI SCHAEFER History 2017

The subsidiary of San Luis Potosi Mexico opens its doors in 2017.
2017

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