How it all started

First demonstration conveyor in 1988 - Schrage's mobile tube chain conveyor

First demonstration conveyor in 1988 - Schrage's mobile tube chain conveyor

It all started with a question: What is the best way
to move bulk material from A to B?  By this time,
at the end of the 1970s, Remmer Schrage had
already gained extensive experience with regard
to conveyor technology – from screw conveyors
to bucket elevators. However, our clients wanted
more:  “Can’t we improve it all?” Can’t we make it
more flexible, dust tight, or more energy efficient? Thus, Remmer Schrage started to experiment with round disks, which were pulled by cords or chains, inside tube cases.
Because the chain proved to be rather practical, the name “tube chain conveyor” was adopted.
The advantages were as great as the demand, so that Remmer Schrage decided to establish the company Schrage Rohrkettensystem GmbH on July 31, 1987.

Prospectuses were printed and the first prototype was built on a mobile chassis so that Schrage could convince all interested parties with a private conveyor demonstration. Remmer Schrage set out from his native Friedeburg, in Ostfriesland, and drove throughout the entire country with his mobile demonstration apparatus.
In the beginning, people were rather bemused by the sight of the contraption but the effort soon paid dividends. The tube chain chain conveyors were astonishingly well suited to applications in various industrial sectors. Today, Schrage technology is not only utilized in Ostfriesland, but also all over the world.  
The mobile prototype (which can still be seen in Friedeburg) has developed into an entire technology center. While continuing to perfect the tube chain chain conveyors, Schrage has also managed to construct more than 2,300 conveyor plants since 1987. His sons Ralf and Frank Schrage run the company now. The two progeny share their father’s passion for the job, especially when an unusual bulk-material sample arrives and poses a new challenge for the constructers, for example.

The Schrage motto “We Convey Solutions” is not just an empty promise. We, furthermore, promise that this will also continue to be the case in the future.