Bosch & Schoerle – 70 years of experience


WattescheibenOn Christmas Eve 1938 the business partners Ernst Bosch and Karl Schoerle founded the company Bosch & Schoerle). The technician Schoerle took care of the machinery and the manufacturing of the milk filters while Mr. Bosch contributed his experience as a trader. Bosch & Schoerle produced milk filters from cotton and rayon staple. The raw material was carded and pressed (calender with 17 tons and steam). Up to the 70s, the dairy farmers used these filter disks. Such a cotton disk had a filter capacity of 40 to 50l (depending on the quantity of dirt in the raw milk).

In the 1970 Karl-Jürgen Laible took over the company. The fleece disc replaced the cotton disk. This was necessary because the dairy farms got bigger. The fleece discs had a filter capacity of already 70 to 80l milk. While the cotton disks showed fibre washouts, resulting in problems with the equipment of the tank trucks collecting the milk, the fleece disks had no such fibre washouts.

On September 1, 1970 Bosch & Schoerle was the first manufacturer to start with the development of a heat-melded milk filter sock for the use in milking installations. Great value was set upon the milk filters complying with the statutory requirements of the food law (RAL B14). The European dairy farmers accepted the new milk filter sock right away. Today, milk filter socks are in use all the world over. We are proud of the fact that Bosch & Schoerle was leading in the development and introduction of the milk filter socks.

In the following years Bosch & Schoerle could expand its position in a more and more difficult market. This was achieved by  further consistent development of its products. Beside the established heat-melded filter socks Bosch & Schoerle produces sewn milk filter socks of two different qualities. As far as quality is concerned, our sewn premium filter with safety seam cannot be beaten. All milk filters are in compliance with the food law. The Milk filter socks have a filter capacity of about 1000l, depending on the rate of dirt in the milk. For our milk filters quality is defined by an optimal flow rate, maximum sediment retention and superior wet strength without deteriorating the raw milk quality.

In the 90s Bosch & Schoerle extended its product range. In the milking hygiene sector we set the focus on milk filters, milking gloves and udder wipes