Our History

Schulz Compressors is the largest manufacturer of air compressors in Latin America with one of the most comprehensive air compressor plants in the world. The company has operated in the North American market since 1980 and offers the residential, professional and industrial segments a full product line of compressors. Reliability, safety, durability and efficiency have been trademarks for decades, since its foundation in Brazil in 1963.

The Company complies with all certifications required for operations in the American market, including ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers International) and National Board certification for air tanks. In addition to UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and ETL (ETL Testing Laboratories Inc.) certifications, which confirm the electrical safety of the products. Furthermore, it is certified by ISO 9001 that ensures it operates using quality systems recognized worldwide and the environmental certification ISO 14001, reinforcing the commitment in reducing environmental factors and impacts.

Since 1999, it has maintained its own headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, including sales, aftermarket sales and distribution team specific to the North American market.

The company has representatives in every US state and increases its market share annually using thorough and innovative items. A competitive advantage is the quality of products and aftermarket services throughout the country.

Schulz products are found in the leading US resellers of machines and tools, as well as resellers and e-commerce specialized in compressed air.

In addition to complete reciprocating, rotary-screw and scroll compressors, the company also provides compressor pumps for OEM and aftermarket sales, refrigeration air dryers, special lubricants and spare parts. The company is present in more than 70 countries and invests in innovation to meet the needs of users who work at home to professionals in mechanical workshops, bodywork shops, service stations, carpentry, tooling, construction, contractors, rural properties and industrial applications, or miscellaneous engineering works, among other applications.


  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010
  • 1960’s

    Founded on June 12th, 1963, by Heinz Schulz and a group of friends and entrepreneurs, Schulz arose as a small metal works with 26 employees. It started manufacturing cast iron parts for the agricultural line and bench vises, its first own product. The first sales car used by the CEO Ovandi Rosenstock was a VW Variant, used to prospect the line of bench vises and air compressors of ½ and 1 hp, in the markets of Curitiba (PR) and São Paulo (SP).

  • 1970’s

    In November 1972, it started the production of air compressors. “The BOM” was made available in the powers of ½ and 1 hp. In 1978, the company started the operations of casting in its new unit in the Industrial District of Joinville (SC).

  • 1980’s

    In the 80’s the company became the leader in the Brazilian market of air compressors as well as of all Latin America. As a product milestone, Schulz launched PRODIGIUS, the first compressor for residential application in the Brazilian market. In 1982 the company received the first Top Five award of the Magazine NEI. In 1988 the Jet Master compressor was launched, which would become the sales champion in the following decades.

  • 1990’s

    In 1991, the company started to produce screw compressors, being the only genuinely Brazilian company to produce these compressors. In 1994, the company opened its capital and acquired the control of Tecnomecânica, producer of Wayne/Wetzel compressors. In 1999, the company inaugurated Schulz of America in Atlanta, USA.

  • 2000’s

    It was the decade which confirmed the quality and tradition of the Schulz brand. In 2004, the company started production of the Bravo line compressors and, in 2009, had the shareholding incorporation of Somar S.A. Several national awards were gained, such as: Award CNI (2006), TOP export ADV (2004 to 2007), Award Finep and Award Idea Brasil (2009). Without counting the certifications obtained.

  • 2010’s

    The company acquired certification CE for the dental line and began to produce portable diesel rotary compressors in 2010. The global expansion continued with the opening of the representation office in China, in Shanghai (2010). In 2013, upon completing 50 years, a Distribution Center for inventory was inaugurated with 12.9 thousand m² in its branch in Joinville (SC). In 2016 the company obtained a new certification of Inmetro for its air tanks. In 2017 two other relevant facts: the company opened its compressor factory in Shanghai (China) and started the operation of Schulz Compressores.