COMPANY HISTORY

1987

I-H&S GmbH founded by the company IES and Lothar Schad. I-H&S was chosen to stand for “Industrial hardware and software” and the firm initially became involved in data transfer systems for machine tools.

1989

GNT Telematic honoured Lothar Schad for worlds‘ most successful salesman regarding data transmitting systems.

1992

More or less by coincidence the first machine trade was transacted. During a service commitment at company Buderus, Lothar Schad gained the information, 2 TRUMPF-machines were up for sale – a TC 180W and a TC 180WD.Lothar Schad took the chance and bought both machines. The corner stone of our present business was set.

1994

Facility refurbishment for TRUMPF Second-Hand Machines begins. In a hall covering approx. 300 m², a TC 180 was completely reworked and installed for demonstration purposes.

2001

Lothar Schad decides to purchase business premises covering 8,000 m2; sufficient space for further growth. Kewin Schad joins the company on 1 September aged 23.

2004

I-H&S GmbH develops magnificently and the company experiences one turnover record after another. The company enters new markets around the world, including Turkey, Korea, France, Hungary and many more. Kewin Schad becomes shareholder alongside Lothar Schad.

2007

I-H&S GmbH exceeds €12m turnover with 30 employees. It becomes the first TRUMPF used machinery trader to be DIN ISO certified. Certification as TRUMPF partner follows in 2009.

2012

I-H&S celebrates its 25th anniversary, Lothar Schad appoints Kewin Schad as managing director. The destiny of I-H&S is now being steered by a father-son team.

2014

I-H&S acquires a share in the company Severn Machines Ltd in England, which also specialises in used TRUMPF machines. Severn Machines Ltd. covers the English and Irish markets.

2015

I-H&S lays the foundation stone for a new building. As of December 2015, the new site in Backnang has 4,800 m2 of hall and office space that is perfectly tailored to our processes.

2016

At the end of 2016, Lothar Schad hands over leadership of I-H&S GmbH to Kewin Schad and steps down as managing director and shareholder after 29 years at I-H&S to enjoy his well-earned retirement.

2018

At the end of 2018, Daniel Schönemann leaves TRUMPF and joins I-H&S as Technical Managing Director and is now responsible for the entire technical area.

2019

I-H&S GmbH founds the company AUK Cutting Hub Pvt., Ltd. in Pune (India) together with Amit Kalamkar and Uday Malegaonkar.

2020

By founding the company PB Machines in the Netherlands, I-H&S GmbH expands it´s sales activities. Dirk Jan Potharst assumes the local responsibility for sales on site.

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