80 years of innovation and an eye for quality

We have always made the most of the advantages offered by our situation as an owner-operated company run by the fourth generation of our family: long-term planning, firm decisions and the constant transfer of expertise. Below is a list of some of the milestones in our company history:


Founded as the Mack & Schneider horse-shoe stud factory by Gottlob Mack (master smith) and Heinrich Schneider (merchant and industrialist)


Reinhold Bachofer (Heinrich Schneider's son-in-law) is the second generation to take over the management

1950s / '60s

Production of horse-shoe studs, spikes, sanitary fittings 1964
Manufacturing starts using injection moulding


Introduction of the first brass water valve


Hubert and Wolfgang Bachofer become the third generation of managers


Development of the first toggle-lever inlet valve for cisterns to be made entirely of plastic


Second works built and opened in Mengersgereuth-Hämmern (Thuringia)


First electrically driven water valve developed and introduced


Jig-making unit launched with own staff

2013 / 2014

Filderstadt site extended, ultra-modern production facility with its own water laboratory; rigs for various tests (pressure change and shake tests)


Steffen, Tobias and Vanessa Bachofer are the fourth generation to take on the management; the company turns 80 years old in 2014