sprecher + schuh

sprecher + schuh

15910 International Plaza Drive, Houston, TX 77032

AboutSprecher + schuh

Sprecher + Schuh has provided reliable control and protection solutions for its customers since 1903, when the company was founded in Aarau, Switzerland, by two entrepreneurial engineers. Carl Sprecher and Heinrich Schuh combined their talents to produce some of the most innovative low-voltage control products of their day, including automatic switches, overload devices, high-interrupting capacity fuses, and some of the first oilbreakers.

Along with a mission for continual product development and improvement, Sprecher + Schuh was equally interested in promoting the growth of the industry as a whole. In 1906, Sprecher + Schuh played a key role in the formation of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The visionary stance of the IEC was to standardize electrical equipment for the world market, and ultimately facilitate the application of products like ours internationally. Through efforts of the Commission, such standards as DIN and VDE were adopted with the participation of manufacturers – but more importantly, with the support of industry engineers and people who actually used the equipment.

Over the years Sprecher + Schuh has been active or former members of many industrial associations, including but not limited to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Canadian Standards Association, the Association of High Tech Distributors (AHTD), the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). By engaging with other members through these organizations, we are best able to educate ourselves regarding the needs of the industry and the needs of the people our products serve. We design our products to answer those needs with quality, reliability and value.