Stephan Schmidt Group

Shaping the future in the spirit of its tradition with new staff

The owner-operated family enterprise Stephan Schmidt Group is one of the leading producers of specialty clays and mineral products worldwide. Company-owned deposits with supply secured for decades to come are the source for new high-quality products and optimized solutions on the basis of natural raw materials. With decades of experience in research, development and application technology, and owing to preparation facilities and laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the company has always been one step ahead when it comes to innovations. Stephan Schmidt Group stands for reliability and continuity towards customers, business partners and employees.

The generation change on management level having been successfully completed by Stephan Schmidt succeeding Günther Schmidt as Managing Partner of Stephan Schmidt Group, the company keeps proceeding on its positive and continuous path in the transfer of responsibility in key positions.

Back in February 2016, Prof. Dr. Ralf Diedel was appointed head of the R&D department, and the collaboration with professional associations, institutes and universities was further deepened subsequently.

Over a period of more than one year the responsibility for Sales/Marketing/Application Technology is currently being transferred from Berthold Lorig to Bernhard Thömmes, thus securing the preservation of important practical experience.

At the company‘s headquarters in Dornburg-Langendernbach new offices and training and conference facilities for creative professional exchange were built. This opens new possibilities to “live” customer proximity and implement additional training opportunities. Moreover, major modernization work was done in the laboratories to further optimize workflow in the three different departments (Quality Control, Application Technology, Research and Development).

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