Nothing less. For over 100 years.


The history of the Schlötter Group dates back to the year 1912 when Dr.-Ing. Max Schlötter established an Electrochemical Research Laboratory in Leipzig, Germany. What began as a small company with only a few products and employees, has evolved into a medium-sized family-owned business with more than 300 employees in 8 companies operating in six different countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Singapore and China. Over the past 100 years, the core business of the Schlötter Group has remained unchanged. We supply plating chemicals and equipment for the metal finishing industry. 

Schlötter offers a wide range of electroplating chemicals for general metal finishing, decorative applications, electronics and the PCB industry. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions and high performance chemistry. We work closely with our customers in order to fully understand their requirements and this results in a high level of customer satisfaction with the processes that are developed for specific applications. While the core business remains as before, Schlötter has also diversified into new products and industries. Each company of the Schlötter Group has its own distinctive profile. Come on and find out more about the different companies of the Schlötter Group.

Schlötter is an internationally renowned supplier of plating chemicals and equipment.

business units

Business units

Plating Chemicals

Schlötter is an internationally renowned supplier of plating chemicals. With over 1,000 different products, Schlötter offer a wide range of plating chemicals for general metal finishing (GMF), corrosion resistance coatings (CRC), PCB and electronics. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions and high performance chemistry.

Plants & Equipment

Schlötter is one of the leading manufacturers of electroplating and surface technology plants both in Germany and Sweden and offers complete solutions for the surface treatment industry. Schlötter construct, manufacture and modernize plants for a variety of industries.

Contract Blending & Manufacturing

Schlötter Ireland DAC manufacture, test, package and deliver chemicals. Schlötter provide a comprehensive contract manufacturing service to a wide range of global suppliers and customers, especially in the healthcare and medical device Industry.


Paints & Lacquers

At Schloetter Co Ltd, we manufacture industrial paints and lacquers for various substrates such as metal, glass, ceramics and plastics according to customer-specific requirements.


The companies of the
Schlötter Group

Schlötter GmbH & Co.KG
Dr. Ing. Max Schlötter

Talgraben 30
73312 Geislingen an der Steige

Schloetter Co Ltd

Abbey Works
New Road
Worcestershire, UK
WR10 1BY

Schlötter Ireland DAC

5 Pine Road
Naas Enterprise Park
Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Schlötter Svenska AB

Norra Promenaden 29, 3 tr


Håkanstorpsvägen 1
335 73 Hillerstorp

Icotron AB

Fabriksgatan 61
SE-568 31 Skillingaryd

Schlötter Asia Pte Ltd

No. 39 Kian Teck Drive
Singapore 628854

Schlötter (Wuxi) Surface Technology Co Ltd

Room 202, Section 2, Building A
No. 8 Xintai Road, New District
Wuxi 214028
P.R. China

Schlötter (Dongguan) Surface Technology

Room 1001, Unit 4, Building 3
No. 200 Hongfu Rd., Nancheng Street
Dongguan, PRC


Milestones of the
Schlötter Group



Sustainability takes place at the management level at Schlötter. As a chemical company, we are aware of our responsibility towards the environment. It is our goal to become CO2 neutral by 2030. To achieve this, we analyse our CO2 footprint (Scope 1/2/3), try to minimise it and compensate remaining CO2 emissions. At all locations of the Schlötter Group, we take measures that contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions including among others the installation of solar panels or geothermal heat pumps, the electrification of our vehicle fleet or the switch from natural gas to green electricity. A cross-site climate team is continuously looking for further ways to improve our companys carbon footprint and working on our climate strategy. In this way, we are using our know-how to drive the change to climate neutrality in our products and services.