Milestones in the history of the company:

1975
The first wear optimised, sintered, bimetallic extruder sleeve

1976
All extruder-drives are consequently changed to variable DC drives

1977
The first “3rd generation snacks” pellets-extruder with an integrated cooking / forming zone

1978
The first short screw extruder, which could process up to 90% potato flakes

1979
The first sugar coating process is demonstrated, production of instant-polenta on a cooker / former extruder
Introduction of the infrared drying technology Consequent introduction of electronically variable DC drives in the dosing, drying and flavouring units

1980
Flat-bread production on short screw extruder

1981

Extruded instant-rice for dry baby foods

1982
All parts coming in contact with the product are manufactured strictly from stainless steel

1983
Production of breakfast cereals with water based sugar slurries. First computer controlled weighing and mixing unit

1984
First co-extruded products with chocolate and meat-paste fillings

1985
First computer controlled extruder with automatic start-up program, data compilation and torque

1986
First 3-D products using patented cutting process

1987
New Shapes - Crocodile, Camel and Rhino!

1988
Continuous dosing systems for numerous components, production of dry baby-foods, which are directly comparable in quality to products manufactured by roller driers

1989

Introduction of PTFE-coating in the drying drum for production of sweet cereals

1994
Introduction of TURBO Technology

1995
Introduction of 3D shapes with colour jet printing

1996
Introduction of optimised, economical and energy efficient compact plants for production of snacks and cereals

2001
First time use of special embossing technology for co-extruded, filled products

2002
Showcase of Schaaf products and technology for the first time at INTERPACK exhibition

2003
Introduction of innovative product textures through oil and / or water injection in processing section
Introduction of dual coloured products using colour injection technology

2004

Launch of “Bread-Chip” type products with open porous surfaces

2007
Introduction of newly developed directly extruded shoestring potato sticks

2008
Introduction of 3D spirals

2009
Introduction of thin wall technology