Schluter-Systems Celebrates 50 Years in Business
Plattsburgh, NY, November 23, 2016—This year marks the 50th anniversary of Schluter-Systems.
In 1966 a young Master Tile Setter named Werner Schlüter embarked on his first business venture: founding Schluter Tile. A few years later, Schlüter developed a product that would revolutionize not only his work as a tile setter, but the industry as a whole: Schluter-Schiene, a metal finishing profile designed to prevent tile edges from chipping. From these humble beginnings, the company has evolved to a global organization with seven subsidiaries and 1,100 employees.
With its home base still in Iserlohn, Germany, and its largest North American facility located in Plattsburgh, New York, Schluter-Systems continues to thrive as a family-run business that reaches many countries around the world. Schluter-Systems North America set up shop in Plattsburgh in 1989 with two employees and a 13,000 square foot warehouse. Today, Schluter-Systems occupies nearly 600,000 square feet of warehouse and office space throughout North America, and employs over 500 people continent-wide.
The Schluter line of products now consists of more than 10,000 different items.