Our Story

Our Story

Schroeder Industries is a family company of 76 years which manufactures, designs, and markets a complete range of Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions®. Headquartered in Leetsdale, PA, we are in the heart of manufacturing country.

Schroeder Brothers Corporation was founded after Bill Schroeder returned from WW2. Bill wrote a letter to his brother Jack, a young engineer, explaining that there was an opportunity to distribute an important new product to the mining industry and in the letter, Bill explained that he believed they could build a business around this technology.

In a short amount of time, Schroeder Brother Corporation grew by adding additional mining products, and eventually becoming the largest mining equipment distributor in the Appalachia’s. Time progressed and Schroeder began to manufacture hydraulic systems and components for the mines. The systems came first and with the systems came issues related to contamination.

To this day underground mining is still one of the most difficult hydraulic system operating environments and with the system experience Bill realized that there was a critical need for high efficiency filtration. With his brothers Jack, Reed & Bill pioneered the development of many of the hydraulic and lubrication filtration concepts, products, and standards that are still the benchmarks of performance today. Time continued to march on, and Schroeder’s business continued to evolve to more and more manufacturing company.

Today Schroeder Industries now serves almost every market where high efficiency fluid filtration is required. Advanced Fluid Condition Solutions forged through the real-world experience gained in the world’s toughest operating environments

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For more than half a century, Schroeder Industries’ innovative efforts to develop value-engineered products have been recognized with over 46 patent awards, and 2 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) awards in 2020. Working with over 100 partners worldwide, Schroeder remains at the forefront in the fields of fluid conditioning, diagnostics, and specialized energy products.

Schroeder plans to continue expanding and focusing on innovation within multiple sectors of the industrial world. We recognize the importance of sustainability, inclusion in the workplace, and working with customers and our team to figure out their needs.

  1. Schroeder Industries opens its doors as Schroeder Brother’s, post World War II. Starting as a company creating products for underground mines through General Electric (GE). Starting with a railcar light. Full line distributor from 1946 – 1956

  2. The first US patent was granted on September 11th, 1956, to John S. Schroeder for his invention of the Hydraulic Drill. This invention relates to a hydraulic drill in which the drill proper is driven by a hydraulic motor having a rotor located in a rotor chamber.

  3. US patent for Schroeder’s Hydraulic Circle Tester was granted on February 16th, 1960, to John S. Schroeder, David G. Mitchell, and Donald A. Stark.

  4. US patent for Schroeder’s Filter Condition Indicator Device was granted on September 29th, 1964, to Herman F. Holl.

  5. Produced our first hydraulic filter and began selling to hydraulic distributors. (J.E. Myles / RL Miller)

  6. Business between mining and standard hydraulic components was 50/50

  7. Sold mining division and rights to mining products and focused solely on advanced fluid conditioning solutions and expanding into all filtration markets. Transition into fuel filtration and process filtration.

  8. US Patent for Coalescing Filter Element and Filter Assembly Therefore was granted on August 1st, 2017. A coalescing filter element provides and integrated filter element a three stage design with hydrophobic or hydrophilic coalescing layer.

  9. US Patent for Compact Desiccant Air Breather with Unidirectional Air Flow was granted to Preston L. Gealy, David L. Cowder and Lisa Langhorst on September 29th, 2020.

Innovation to improve performance and efficiency, fluid power’s most advanced liquid filtration.

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Schroeder 2030 Initiative

Schroeder Industries, a recognized leader in Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions® has developed its suite of GREEN Electric Drive (E-Drive) Media and other low energy loss products. All products designed to support sustainability in the manufacturing industry (OEMs & MROs).

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Hydraulic & Lube Filters

Our filter housings are continuously tested using the latest ISO and NFPA test procedures in our Fluid Care Center (FCC). Extensive testing is conducted to verify rated fatigue and burst pressures and to ensure compatibility with various mineral-based fluids.

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Filter Elements

Our full range of fuel filtration products have revolutionized fuel cleanliness, and serve a diverse range of markets and industries. These products are designed and built to meet and exceed the fuel filtration requirements of our customers. The designs of our products are a result of many hours of field testing, laboratory research, over 73 years of experience, and partnerships with fuel industry and filtration experts.

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Filter Systems & Diagnostics (IoT)

Our fluid conditioning and diagnostic monitoring tools are known for their diversity, capability and precision. As applications become more sophisticated and widespread, the need for highly efficient fluid conditioning, as well as condition monitoring is increasing. With our product line, we provide an efficient means for measuring, monitoring, recording, and reporting.

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Fuel Filtration

Our full range of fuel filtration products have revolutionized fuel cleanliness, and serve a diverse range of markets and industries. These products are designed and built to meet and exceed the fuel filtration requirements of our customers. The designs of our products are a result of many hours of field testing, laboratory research, over 73 years of experience, and partnerships with fuel industry and filtration experts.

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Process Filters

Our process/water filtration products remove solid contamination from process fluids, and protect the integrity of high-grade components that depend on low viscosity water or water-based fluids and emulsions. Improvements in operational efficiency, reduced downtime, lower maintenance costs, and reduced environmental impact are achieved.

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Hydraulic Tank Accessories

A complete range of reservoir accessories, roto-molded reservoir subsystems, and individual components with unique value-added options.

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Superior Filtration Products Shipped in 5 days

In the days of on-demand shipments, we needed a program to get our solutions to customers as fast as possible. All products in our QuickDelivery program are stocked and ready to work for you within 5 business days.

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2020 LEAP Award Winner!

Schroeder was included as a winner of the LEAP Awards in the category of test & measurement...

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Distributor Locator

We are expanding globally to support our customers and stay current with new technologies.

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Industry Leaders in Quality Fluid Conditioning Solutions

For more than half a century, Schroeder Industries’ innovative efforts to develop value-engineered products have been recognized with over 33 patent awards. Schroeder remains at the forefront in the fields of fluid conditioning, diagnostics, and specialized energy products.