SCHNELL Motoren GmbH is a technologically leading supplier of combined heat and power units for on-site heat and electricity generation. Our highly efficient CHP solutions deliver all the benefits of cogeneration and are powered by natural gas, biogas or sewage gas gensets. They come in various styles to meet your unique requirements: compact module, container or engine room. Whatever you may need, you can count on us to supply a compelling, sustainable end-to-end solution.
SCHNELL became a member of the TEDOM Group in 2016. TEDOM is a multinational CHP unit manufacturer and operator based in the Czech Republic. Our partnership with TEDOM has allowed us to expand our product portfolio significantly.
Established in 1992, we have evolved from a German pioneer and market leader in dual fuel gensets to an international technology specialist who converts energy into power, yield and efficiency. Our CHP solutions are based on proven, but forward-looking technologies. Over 4,100 of our CHP units have been installed throughout Europe at biogas plants and landfills and in industrial, commercial and municipal generation applications.
Our factories are well equipped so we can supply you with the very best end-to-end solution for your needs. Each unit has to pass an exhaustive factory test on our test benches prior to shipping.
SCHNELL becomes a member of the TEDOM Group. TEDOM is a multinational CHP unit manufacturer and operator based in the Czech Republic. TEDOM biogas and natural gas CHP units are added to SCHNELL's product portfolio.
The new power class:
Biogas: 25 kW to 2 MWe
Natural gas: 20 kW to 4.5 MWe
Entered the natural gas market.
Shipped over 3,500 gensets.
Efficiency test carried out by Deutsche Landwirtschaft-Gesellschaft (DLG):
46.1 percent* electrical efficiency for the spark-ignited CHP unit 6R20.1BO with 250 kW output
* Pursuant to ISO 3046-1, tested by Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) in Fokus Test 10/10 and 05/13
Change of company name to SCHNELL Motoren AG. Opening of a new SCHNELL Service location in Rodewald, Lower Saxony (Germany).
SCHNELL receives the “Work & Family” certificate for its family-friendly company policies.
Formation of a subsidiary in the Czech Republic: SCHNELL MOTOR Česká republika s.r.o.
"Hans-Jürgen Schnell Anlagenbau" becomes "Schnell Zündstrahlmotoren AG & Co. KG". The North Office opens its doors in Rodewald, Lower Saxony (Germany).
Schnell focuses on its core competency – the construction of CHP units with dual fuel technology
Hans-Jürgen Schnell sets up the company at his parents' farm. His company, Hans-Jürgen SCHNELL Anlagenbau, builds complete biogas plants.
- 300 employees
- 16,000 square meters of total production and office space
- Electronic injection system
- Gas turbine in exhaust branch
Innovative Employer, Association for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (WiR); Development Prize for Renewable Resources, Bavarian State Ministry
Fokus Test by Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG)
Hermes Award Top 5
Dr. Rudolf Eberle Prize, Innovation Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg
VR Innovation Prize for SMEs
Innovation Prize of Ravensburg County, awarded by the Ravensburg Association for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (WiR)