Our history represents our future


1882

Willhelm Heinrich Schoch (1854-1912) purchases the Bookbinding and Writing Materials Shop

Willhelm Heinrich und Marie
Schoch-Braunwalder

1912

Death of W.H. Schoch. Willy and Walter Schoch take over. They now also offer office machines and furniture.

The shop at the Untertor in the city of Winterthur

1928 

Due to the world economic crisis the production facilities have to be sold. Willy Schoch leaves the company and the third brother, Edwin, joins

Edwin and Hadwig Schoch-Spleiss

1948

Acquisition of the first delivery vehicle. Mail orders for Office material take a first step.


1962

Urs and Nina Schoch join the company. Refurbishment of the store. Large expansion of turnover and staff numbers. 

Urs und Nina Schoch-Braun

1982

Construction of the distribution center in Ohringen. Jan Schoch joins.

Jan Schoch

1997 

Relocation of the furniture department to the “Werkhaus”, the old Halle 39 of the Sulzer production site.

Development of the new business segment Space and Construction Management

Werkhaus

2005 

Urs & Nina Schoch define their succession. They divide Büro Schoch AG into three companies.

  • Büro Schoch AG, managed by Karin Schoch
  • Büro Schoch Werkhaus AG, directed by Jan Schoch
  • Büro Schoch direct AG, lead by Thomas Schoch
The Schoch family

2006 – Expansion of the Werkhaus

Schoch extends Werkhaus by 250 m2. A new exhibition space is created in the extension, the Spickel. The company has become a total provider and offers services in

Exhibition space “Spickel”

2007 – Schoch 125 year anniversary

 

The tradition-rich Schoch group celebrates its 125th anniversary. Schoch Group has become the largest employer in its line of business with 13 apprentices and 135 employees. The anniversary is celebrated with various events and a public exhibition at Winterthur’s Museum of Applied Arts and Design.

[Translate to English:]

 


2009 – a new corporate image

Schoch Werkaus renames itself «Schoch Werkhaus Switzerland». Rebranding became a necessity as a consequence of Schoch’s continued development from classical provider of office furniture to total provider. The term «Switzerland» was added as a clear signal of commitment to the Swiss market and thus to quality and fair prices.

 

 

2012 – launch of LED luminaires

Modern LED technology, uncompromising design, practical touch panel: Schoch Werkhaus’s inhouse development sets new standards in variable LED lighting

Lighting innovation with superior energy efficiency – that is JSL

More information on JSL LED Office luminaires


2012 launch of a coat rack

„Reduce to the max“ is the creative creed: three hooks, with or without umbrella ring, pivotable head. With its simple design the rack integrates unobtrusively with any office space or in your home.

2013 – we move

Standstill? not for us! And that’s why our logistics and warehousing facilities move to a strategically sited location in Effretikon. Bright and modern warehouses with direct highway access make for even better services to our customers.


2013 – we are expanding

Schoch Werkhaus goes East! From July 1, 2013 we have acquired the established St. Gall company Büroplan Gossweiler GmbH

2014 - launch of my-chair

Launch of my-chair, a chair of puristic design and straightforward functional simplicity


2015 -  JSL LED luminaires a succes

By mid-2015 we have already brought 3333 JSL LED luminaires to market.

20 years Schoch Werkhaus AG – changing office worlds

With moving into Halle 39, in 1997 Schoch Werkaus AG inaugurated a new era on the old Sulzer site. This year the company celebrates its 20th anniversary in the former Sulzer hall

and proudly looks back on the successful development of the area Town Center and its own. Looking ahead, it is evident that the company is optimally equipped to successfully deal with the challenges facing an SME.


135 years Schoch Group

We are proud to look back on a 135-year tradition and look forward to actively shaping Schoch Group’s future and to rising to the challenges and opportunities of the future together with our employees …

… we will continue to invest in the future.

To be continued !