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Tradition and innovation
for more than 140 years


Tradition and innovation
for more than 140 years

Stannol – soldering technology made in Germany

Stannol looks back on a long tradition in solder manufacturing: For more than 140 years, we have been combining experience and progress in our products. To this day, Stannol is considered a pioneer of modern soldering technology and is firmly established as a brand on the market. The product range includes solder wire, solder paste, solder flux, solder bars, measuring and testing systems and comprehensive accessories.

    Our customers worldwide appreciate us because Stannol stands for

    • many years of experience
    • high quality products
    • comprehensive and professional technical advice on site
    • innovative research and development as well as
    • resource-saving handling of the environment

    Our success story



    Karl-Heinz Dörr retires after 50 years.


    Founding of Stannol North America LLC in Zion with Thomas Ruch as contact person.



    Stannol takes over the Hungarian company Microsolder Ltd.


    Stannol opens the branch office in Shanghai, China.



    Stannol establishes the more sustainable greenconnect product line.


    Marco Dörr becomes Managing Director and takes over a large part of the tasks alongside his father. Stannol takes over Armack GmbH with sites in Norderstedt and Pforzheim. The branch office in the USA is opened.



    Stannol is the first solder manufacturer to develop „Fairtin“, a series of fairly produced solders and solder wires for industrial manufacturing.


    Stannol continues to expand. The company headquarter is moved from Wuppertal to Velbert to create more space for production and employees.



    Stannol develops the world's first fairly produced solder wire.


    Stannol takes over Circuit Chemical Products in Schrobenhausen as an additional site. With the takeover, the production of fluxes and solder paste is transferred to Schrobenhausen and discontinued at the Wuppertal site.



    Karl-Heinz Dörr takes over the company as former Managing Director. Under him, Stannol GmbH & Co. KG is founded.


    Henkel KgaA acquires Kelsey Industries and restructures the company. Some product areas are transferred to Loctite Deutschland GmbH, a Henkel subsidiary.



    Stannol is acquired by the British group Kelsey Industries, which has its own subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Australia and Malaysia.


    Stannol begins to develop high-quality products for the electrical engineering industry and later also for the electronics industry.



    The company name "Stannol" is protected as a registered trademark. Stannol is derived from the Latin terms "stannum" (tin) and "oleum" (oil).


    Hans Eckstaedt, the son-in-law of the company founder, succeeds him. He continues to successfully expand the company.



    Wilhelm Paff, a master plumber from Wuppertal, develops a soldering fluid that he produces and sells himself. In doing so, he lays the foundation for one of the oldest companies in the soldering agent industry.

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