SKS Germany - The true story
As an authentic manufacturer brand, SKS-Germany can look back on a long history of “Made in Germany” products. In 1921, Karl Scheffer-Klute founded the company in Sundern, Germany (SKS= Scheffer-Klute Sundern).
The beginning of the pump production dates back to the year 1932. Therefore, in 2007 the 75th anniversary of this occasion was celebrated. The key break-through was marked by the first manufacturing of plastic pumps in 1956. Up until the beginning of the 90’s, mass production for the OEM market dominated the product range. In peak years, up to 50,000 pumps were delivered per day. Today, high-quality mini pumps and floor pumps as well as special pumps for ambitious bikers dominate the pump portfolio.
By taking over the traditional British brand Bluemels in 1983, the entrance into the mudguard segment was made. In 1988 large-scale production of extruded mudguards began. Later on, after taking over the ESGE-production, these became –known as Chromoplastics- a worldwide reference for mudguards.
With the development of the first quick-release dirtboard-sets for mountain bikes (Shockboard and X-Tra Dry) in 1999, SKS became pioneer and market leader in this fast growing segment for accessories.
In 2003, the production of compact bike tools was introduced as an additional product division for the aftermarket.
By adding highly innovative chainguards to the portfolio in 2006, SKS continues as solution provider for the modern bike industry