Who we are.

Our company has been associated with the craft of building traditional apparatus and pressure vessels and steel shells since

The family-run company, now in its fourth generation, is located in Duisburg, one of the main logistics hubs in Europe.

We are partner to a very wide variety of industries, and have been guaranteeing quality, expertise and an extremely high degree of fexibility in the manufacture of cylindric steel component for over 100 years.

h2 What we do.

Our employees in design, process engineering and manufacturing guarantee smooth implementation; they master the construction of high-quality systems with custom specifications oriented on the individual customer purpose and use.

We process all weldable steels such as structural steels, fine-grained structural steels, hight strength steels, boiler plates, heat-resistant steels, stainless and acid-resistant steels, and special steels. Our production plant has a floor area of 4,000 m², and from there we supply to numerous sectors, including the chemicals industry, furnace construction sector, and steel mills, and OEM’s.

Our speciality lies in particular with welded shells from 500 to 5,000 mm in size and wall thicknesses of 10-150 mm – for example for shredder plant drums, drums for belt conveyor pulleys, wire and cable drums, well and drill pipes, special pipes for rollers in the paper and foil industry, and shut-off pipes for road and subway construction. In heavy steel construction, we manufacture products that are up to 70 tons in weight.

All components are custom-made, and manufactured according to our customers’ specifications. All Schäfer tubes can also be manufactured as a finished product for the corresponding use, i.e. attachments and installations such as washer discs and bearing rings for cable drums, or support and head rings for paper rollers.