Founded by Christoph Seilacher and his brother-in-law Karl Schill in Heilbronn in 1877, the chemical factory for the manufacturing of special products for the leather industry has always counted on the proximity to its customers as the driving force for its growth. That's why only four years after it was founded, the company moved its operations to Feuerbach near Stuttgart in order to work more closely with the most important companies in the industry.
Because of their creativity, and thanks to the right products and the company's high quality standards, Schill + Seilacher grew quickly and was soon recognised well beyond its regional borders. The export business expanded so that in 1925 Schill + Seilacher founded a subsidiary in Hamburg, the gateway to the world. Now the direct proximity to the foreign markets was also assured. Even back then, active research and development ensured a continuous expansion of the product line that has in the meantime been expanded to include special chemicals for textile refinement.