SCHAEFER is actively driving digitalisation in the lift industry. With the opening of the Erfurt location in July 2016, SCHAEFER is investing in a new technology and development centre. The location serves as an innovation centre and is also home to the EMC competence centre and the logistics for the SCHAEFER webshop, which opened on 01 January 2018. With the strengthened innovative power, products such as Liftboy, Predma (predictive maintenance), SIS4VIP and the HapticTouch are created.
In 2017, SCHAEFER sets new standards with its own vandalism class "3+". In 2020/21, the portfolio is expanded to include hygiene products / solutions such as the foot switch B 80 or the UV-C cabin disinfection SCHAEFair and many others.
In 2020, an existing product portfolio was taken over with the acquisition of Wallraff Lifttechnik. This is now not only represented by SCHAEFER but also produced and actively developed further. In November 2020, the production of the former Wallraff products was integrated into the Erfurt branch.
In 2021, the SCHAEFER academy was launched.
After determining the CO2 footprint in advance, SCHAEFER GmbH achieved climate neutrality in 2020. Through the support of various environmental projects, the installation of our own e-charging stations and the development of an e-mobility fleet, we will continue to contribute responsibly to the reduction of greenhouse gases in our company.