ABOUT

ABOUT

Creative in Minerals

Schretter & Cie is a medium-sized company in the mineral industry. Georg Schretter (born 1861) laid the foundation stone for a private and independent company in 1899. Since 2017, the German family-owned company Schwenk has been strengthening the traditional and deeply rooted Schretter family company with headquarters in Vils in the Außerfern (Tyrol) as a partner in the company. The innovative strength and performance of both companies complement each other in an ideal way. The commitment and skills of the employees in common with an excellent raw material base enable the production of the mineral raw materials cement, lime and gypsum as well as a range of special binders and special building materials of the highest quality.  

Values

The range of services and the requirements for the company are constantly changing, but the company's core values have not changed for decades. 

Focus on the customer

Responsibility

Expertise and Innovation

Fair partnership with our customers is paramount. Customer service goes far beyond the supply of traditional binders. The motivated team ensures individual service and customized solutions at a consistently high level of quality.

Schretter & Cie accepts the current challenge and is ready to take on equal and sustainable responsibility towards the environment, customers, employees and suppliers. 

The tasks for mineral building materials have changed fundamentally in recent years. In addition to the binding process and strength, processability, optics and, last but not least, reusability are regarded as a benchmark for a contemporary and at the same time visionary building material. 

Focus on the customer

Fair partnership with our customers is paramount. Customer service goes far beyond the supply of traditional binders. The motivated team ensures individual service and customized solutions at a consistently high level of quality.

Responsibility

Schretter & Cie accepted the challenge and is willing to take equal responsibility for customers, employees, suppliers and the environment.

Expertise and Innovation

Die Aufgabenstellungen an mineralische Baustoffe haben sich in den letzten Jahren grundlegend geändert. Neben Abbindeverlauf und Festigkeit gelten Verarbeitbarkeit, Optik und nicht zuletzt Wiederverwendbarkeit als Maßstab für einen zeitgemäßen und zugleich visionären Baustoff.

Over 120 years Schretter & Cie

Schretter & Cie is a medium-sized company in the mineral industry. Georg Schretter (born 1861) laid the foundation stone for a private and independent company in 1899. Since 2017, the German family-owned company Schwenk has been strengthening the traditional and deeply rooted Schretter family company with headquarters in Vils in the Außerfern (Tyrol) as a partner in the company. The innovative strength and performance of both companies complement each other in an ideal way. The commitment and skills of the employees in common with an excellent raw material base enable the production of the mineral raw materials cement, lime and gypsum as well as a range of special binders and special building materials of the highest quality. Already in 1592 a brick barn and a lime kiln are mentioned in Vils. Around 1840 Josef Erd ran a brickwork and lime kiln there. In 1899 Georg Schretter (born 1861) joined the existing company. After the foundation of the company "Erd und Schretter" and its entry in the commercial register, the company was expanded and mechanically reestablished. The number of employees increased to about 120 men. In 1904 Georg Schretter started the production of Portland cements due to the suitability of the limestone and marl deposits in the "Fall" in Vils. A short time later, the company’s name was changed to "Schretter & Cie". Today, cement production is still an important pillar of the company. The production of lime, discontinued in the meantime, was resumed in 1966. In 1981, the "Gipswerk Schretter & Cie Gesellschaft m.b.H." was annexed. Since the 1980s, the production series "Novitech Special Building Materials" ("Novitech Spezialbaustoffe") has been produced and since then has been providing innovative and creative problem solutions for many areas of construction technology in Austria and in neighboring countries. Several special cements and special problem solutions testify to a high level of innovation. 

Chronicle

Innovation by Research and Development

Innovation by Research and Development

More than 100 years of experience of Schretter & Cie and a particular enthusiasm for technology guarantee continuous innovation. Many pioneering achievements derive from the excellent position of our company in many areas of mineral technology. Consistent research and development provide the basic know-how.

The central task of the research laboratories besides the optimization of traditional products is also a creative product development for new markets and applications beyond traditional fields. Our motivated staff and modern facilities ensure the compliance of strictest manufacturing tolerances.

As a member of the Association of Austrian Cement Industry Schretter & Cie is a co-sponsor of the internationally recognized research institute of this Association. Every year Schretter & Cie announces the award for scientific papers on mineral binders to encourage young scientists.

Innovation by Research and Development

More than 100 years of experience of Schretter & Cie and a particular enthusiasm for technology guarantee continuous innovation. Many pioneering achievements derive from the excellent position of our company in many areas of mineral technology. Consistent research and development provide the basic know-how.

The central task of the research laboratories besides the optimization of traditional products is also a creative product development for new markets and applications beyond traditional fields. Our motivated staff and modern facilities ensure the compliance of strictest manufacturing tolerances.

As a member of the Association of Austrian Cement Industry Schretter & Cie is a co-sponsor of the internationally recognized research institute of this Association. Every year Schretter & Cie announces the award for scientific papers on mineral binders to encourage young scientists.

Quality

All products are manufactured by Schretter & Cie with highest standards and undergo rigorous internal and external monitoring. The entire company is certified according to EN ISO 9001:2015.

High-quality raw materials, advanced production equipment, precise monitoring and control of operations provide a constant quality of the products which is setting standards. Eventually the high standard of all processes within the company is crucial for the comprehensive customer value. By quality we mean the quality of relationships with customers, employees, partners, the environment and the willingness to constantly improving the overall performance.

Environment and Sustainability

The production of mineral products requires consideration for the environment. We are well aware of this responsibility and face the environmental challenge. Schretter & Cie practices active and sustainable environmental protection by means of careful production of raw materials - supported by digital terrain models - and investments in advanced process technologies in the cement, lime and gypsum production. On average, 25 percent of the current volume of investments are used for environmental protection measures. In addition we are able to use pollution-free alternative fuels for the cement production due to the high temperatures required for the sintering of raw materials. We contribute to our environment with the utilization of such materials.