S+S initially focused on developing and manufacturing inductive and capacitive sensors. In 1980, the company launched the first metal separator – the forerunner of the RAPID series and cornerstone for our leading position in the plastics industry.
Throughout the 1980s, the company created systems for the glass-recycling, textile and packaging industries. This period also marked the onset of the use of digital electronics. In 1986, the first building was constructed at the company’s current headquarters in Schönberg, Lower Bavaria.
1980, the company launched its first metal separator ‒ the forerunner to the
RAPID series and the foundation for our position as a leading partner to the
plastics industry. Over the course of the 1980s, systems were developed
for industries such as glass recycling, textiles, and packaging. Digital
electronics were also introduced during this time. In 1986, the first building
was erected at the current company headquarters in Schönberg, Lower Bavaria.
In 1990, the majority of S+S was sold to Hoesch AG, an important German steel and coal company from the Ruhr area. Hoesch was acquired by the Krupp Group shortly afterwards.In 1993 Karl Eibl, Helmuth Frisch, Paul Dittrich, and Franz Greipl bought the company – then called S+S Metallsuchgeräte und Recycling GmbH – from the Krupp corporation and continued to run it independently. Two of the new owners, Eibl and Frisch, had previously held managing positions at S+S and jointly took over the management.
the new management duo, the company grew steadily and, around the turn of the
millennium, began to expand internationally. In 2001, the first subsidiary was
established abroad in Great Britain. In 2004, S+S expanded east and founded a
subsidiary in Singapore. A subsidiary in the USA followed in 2007. Sales
offices were established in many other countries.
With international expansion under way, S+S continued and still continues to rely exclusively on “Made in Germany” for the development and manufacture of our detection and sorting systems.For the company headquarters in Schönberg, this meant extensive new construction activities in the 20-aughts. Several production halls, a new administration building, and a dispatch hall were built, as well as the technical center, where potential customers can find functionally assembled Sesotec systems on which to test their materials.
Eibl and Helmuth Frisch remained managing directors until their retirement in
2013. Even after retirement, they were still able to celebrate when S+S won an
award for “Bavaria’s Best 50.” In order to prepare a succession plan, in 2011
Eibl, Frisch, Dittrich, and Greipl sold their shares to the Munich-based
investment company VTC, which invests in medium-sized companies to enable their
long-term development independent of corporate groups.
keeping with the pace of international growth, the company name was adapted.
Known as S+S Separation and Sorting Technology since 2005, the company became
Sesotec in April 2015.
In 1990, a majority stake in S+S was sold to Hoesch AG, an important German steel and mining company from the Ruhr region, which the Krupp Group acquired shortly thereafter.
In 1993, Karl Eibl, Helmuth Frisch, Paul Dittrich and Franz Greipl purchased the company – then called S+S Metallsuchgeräte und Recycling GmbH – from the corporation and proceeded to run it independently. Two of the new owners, Eibl and Frisch, had already held senior positions at S+S, and together, they took over the company’s executive management.Under the leadership of the management duo, the company experienced steady growth and began expanding internationally ever more around the turn of the millennium. The first foreign subsidiary was established in 2001 in the United Kingdom. In 2004, S+S ventured into the Far East and established a subsidiary in Singapore, which was followed by the United States in 2007. Sales offices began to spring up in many other countries.
This meant extensive construction work at company headquarters in Schönberg in the early 2000s, which saw the addition of several production shops, a new administrative building, a shipping warehouse and the technology centre, where potential customers will find fully functional Sesotec systems and can test them using their materials.
As part of the international growth, the company’s name was also changed. From 2005 to March 2015, the company operated under the name S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH. It has been called Sesotec since April 2015.
Karl Eibl and Helmuth Frisch remained managing directors until 2013. Their retirement was capped by the company being named one of the winners in the “Bayerns Best 50” [Bavaria’s Top 50] competition. In order to prepare a succession plan, Eibl, Frisch, Dittrich and Greipl sold their shares as early as 2011 to Munich-based industrial holding company VTC, which invests in small- and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate long-term development independent of the group.Sesotec has meanwhile continued on its path to innovation and growth without interruption. In 2015, it established a subsidiary in Canada. That same year, Sesotec purchased ASM Advanced Sorting Machines, which is an Italian company specialised in food-sorting machines. Another subsidiary joined the ranks in 2016, this time in Thailand.