Machine building expertise through tradition


The history of the family business DEPRAG SCHULZ GMBH & CO. goes back to the establishment of the Bavarian Rifle Factory in 1801. The company was already well-known at that time for combining outstanding technical expertise with manufacturing and developing state-of-the-art products. This industrial experience was utilised in the production of tools, measuring gauges, machinery and for the first time, small air operated machines, when the company was integrated into the “Deutsche Werke“ conglomerate in 1918. From these beginnings mechanical engineer Otto Schulz created the

Deutsche Präzisionswerkzeuge AG and began the production of handheld air tools.

In the 50s and 60s DEPRAG enjoyed a very successful period of growth. In 1964, Dipl.-Ing. Carl Schulz, together with his brother-in-law Hans Pfeiffer, took over the management of the company and set the trend for international expansion.

A further milestone was achieved in the global orientation of the company in 1981 with the foundation of the US subsidiary DEPRAG INC. in Lewisville, Texas.

Today, after over 85 years, DEPRAG SCHULZ GMBH & CO. is managed by the third generation of the Schulz-Hallmann family and by the Pfeiffer family.

The DEPRAG management team
(from right to left)

Dr. Erik Hallmann,
Ingrid Schulz-Hallmann, MBA
Dr.-Ing. Rolf Pfeiffer

Based on our foundation as a classic machine building company we are prepared for today with a technology of the highest caliber and ready for the future by offering the most modern products.


1801 Foundation of Bavarian Rifle Factory
1878 Move to the current site
1918 Integration into “Deutsche Werke“ conglomerate: Changeover to non-military production of tools, gauges, machinery and air tools.
1931 DEUTSCHE PRÄZISIONSWERKZEUG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT - Otto Schulz starts managing the subsidiary Amber of the “Deutsche Werke“ and creates DEPRAG SCHULZ GMBH u. CO.
1970 Expansion of factory site, new construction of office building
1981 Foundation of US-subsidiary DEPRAG INC., Texas.
1993 Foundation of the Swedish-subsidiary DEPRAG Scandinavia in Eskilstuna
1998 Acquisition of NAREX a.s. and foundation of DEPRAG CZ in Lázne Belohrad, Czech Republic
2001 Foundation of DEPRAG S.A.R.L. in Schweighouse, France
2002 Foundation of DEPRAG China in Suzhou near Shanghai
2003 Foundation of DEPRAG Ltd. in Whitchurch, United Kingdom

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