SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG of Lauffen/Neckar is a German family-owned company and global player in one. The company was founded in 1945 by Friedrich Schunk as a mechanical workshop and has developed under the leadership of Heinz-Dieter Schunk to a competence and world market leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. Today, the company is run by third generation siblings Henrik A. Schunk and Kristina I. Schunk.
3,500 employees in 9 plants and 34 directly owned subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries throughout the world ensure an intensive market presence. With 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source, and with 2,550 SCHUNK grippers the largest product range of standard gripping components on the market. The complete program of gripping systems comprises more than 4,000 components. SCHUNK has pushed digitalization of its portfolio forward for years now,
ensuring that users can plan their processes efficiently, transparently and economically. They also benefit from the comprehensive SCHUNK application knowledge which is consistently growing, focusing on innovative fields of application where automation can be applied. Main customers include manufacturing companies with assembly, handling and metal-cutting processes. The SCHUNK’s customer base includes the Who's Who of mechanical engineering, robotics, automation and assembly handling, and all the renowned automotive brands and their suppliers.
Friedrich Schunk (1912-1998)
Henrik A. Schunk
Kristina I. Schunk
The world's competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology and leading technology supplier of robots and production machines.
Number of brand ambassadors
The world's No. 1 for gripping technology, stationary workholding, hydraulic expansion technology, and chuck jaws
The world's largest product portfolio of gripping systems and clamping technology with more than 11,000 standard components
Number of patents
200 patent families
50 brand families
7.9% of turnover per annum
appr. 2,000 customer-specific solutions per annum
Production plants worldwide
Place 11 among the top 50 German Hidden Champions 2015