Roland Schneider and Helmut Schwarzwälder decided to start and push ahead with the manufacturing of ball bearings.
The separate ball-bearing plant named Schneider Schreibgeräte Plant No. 2 is established in Tennenbronn in a newly erected building with 3,200 m² floor space.
Extension of plant by 1,000 m² to 4,200 m².
Financial spin-off of the plant for writing instruments leads to SKT Schneider Kugellagertechnik – the ball-bearing technology company.
Schwarzwälder Kugeltechnik is founded in 1990 – this enterprise specializes in producing and distributing balls of highest precision.
The existing building is enlarged to 7,500 m².
To be able to meet the ever-expanding demand, a further plant is established in Apolda (Land Thuringia) with 2,600 m² floor space, extended to 3,300 m² in 1998.
By merging Schwarzwälder Kugeltechnik and SKT Schneider Kugellagertechnik, the new company SKT Schwarzwälder Kugel & Rollentechnik GmbH & Co. KG was established. Ever since, the company has been managed by both acting partners Helmut and Andreas Schwarzwälder.