about schölly


EXCELLENCE INSIDE is what defines and drives us.

Company founders Regula and Werner Schölly

Brave with a grip on reality.

Although SCHÖLLY started out as a small operation in Denzlingen back in 1973, the company founders Regula and Werner Schölly already had a very clear goal in mind: to lead a-down-to-earth company that pursues its own ideas with courage, a visionary force, and private venture capital. Against this background, SCHÖLLY quickly developed from being the manufacturer of a single device to a provider of complex visualization systems. From the very start, the company has been driven by the goal to develop the perfect product for each customer, meeting any specific requirements.

  • 1973
    Company formation
  • 1980
    First Krones rotor head for the inspection of bottlenecks
  • 1989
    First autoclavable 2D endoscopes
  • 1997
    Introduction of certified QM system
  • 1998
    First 3D endoscopes Intuitive Surgical
  • 2010
    Launch EinsteinVision 3D laparoscopy system
  • 2013
    HQ expands by adding a modern production and logistics building
  • 2015
    Achievement of 100 Mio. € turnover

The young entrepreneurial couple succeeded based on their reliability, technical expertise, creativity, fairness, and an open, cooperative style when dealing with customers and employees. The same principles that were established back then still apply today, with a workforce of around 400 employees in Denzlingen and a total of 700 around the world. Now a global independent family business, SCHÖLLY sets great store by these values – an approach that not only ensures sustainable growth, but also helps to preserve an individual identity.

SCHÖLLY has an impressive network of production sites as well as sales and service offices spanning areas in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Brazil. Further more, SCHÖLLY has a reputation for being a company that understands how to combine superior technology, strategic foresight, and a strong sense of responsibility to achieve success.