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 75 Years of Expertise in Clay – Stephan Schmidt Group 

 75 Years of Expertise in Clay – Stephan Schmidt Group 

Stephan Schmidt Group, a family-owned medium-sized group of companies, is one of the world’s leading producers of special clay and industrial minerals. 20 company-owned clay pits with resources for the generations to come, state-of-the art extraction and processing facilities and a dedicated team of 200 employees allow the production of more than 1,5 Mt of raw materials every year, which are delivered to customers in more than 40 countries worldwide with an export rate of over 60 %. 

Fully in line with the slogan „Expertise in Clay“, the company can draw on decades of experience in research and development and is always one step ahead in terms of innovation thanks to its production sites and laboratories which are equipped with the latest technology. 

Stephan Schmidt Group sells its products to all sectors of ceramic industries as well as for special applications under the trade name of ACM® – Advanced Clay Minerals: ranging from traditional house building with roofing tiles, clinkers and bricks, wall and floor tiles and sanitaryware, such as washbasins and toilets, through to flowerpots and electroporcelain. The company attaches the greatest importance to reliably supplying its customers with large quantities of raw material concepts in consistent quality. The most important sales markets are Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. 

In 2022, Stephan Schmidt Group celebrates its 75th anniversary, the family business is now being run in the 3rd generation by Stephan Schmidt, grandson of the founder. Stephan Schmidt Group stands for reliability and continuity towards customers, business partners and employees. The raw material producer is proud of its growth, and thus this special anniversary year will reflect the company’s commitment to shaping a sustainable future, too. 

As a clay-mining company, Stephan Schmidt Group is well aware that its mining activities have a significant impact on nature. Therefore, the company feels particularly committed to the protection of the environment. The preservation of natural resources is an integral part of its corporate policy to ensure a careful and sustainable handling of raw materials and environment. This year, Stephan Schmidt Group will issue its first sustainability report and make it available to the public. 

At the same time, as a special campaign throughout the whole year within its anniversary program, the company will plant 75 000 indigenous trees, thus making a particular contribution to the protection of the environment and nature in its home region.

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