SPÄH Group

Our Mission

As the SPÄH Group, we are the leading experts in rubber and plastics processing in Europe.

Thanks to our wide range of machining processes, large warehouse capacity and almost endless variety of materials we can meet your individual requirements promptly and in compliance with the highest quality standards at our four locations in Germany.

We see ourselves as an important part of a larger whole and are ready to meet future challenges. We produce components that safeguard the functionality of other products and therefore play a crucial role in ensuring their quality. We look forward to supporting you with our expert service – and to finding the right solutions for your specific requirements. We will be happy to give you any advice you need! 

Karl Späh GmbH & Co.KG

The family company SPÄH was founded in 1964 on German Labor Day (“Tag der Arbeit”) in Mengen. The company’s success story has been written in Scheer since 1966. The SPÄH Group’s head office is located in Scheer. With around 370 employees, the company continues to grow on a daily basis. In recent years, three business units have been added to our core competency of rubber and plastics processing, enabling us to further diversify and expand our product range. Our contribution to society is as diverse as our product portfolio. In addition to social institutions, we also support local associations and are an open-minded and tolerant employer.

Reach out to us at:

Karl Späh GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestrasse 4-12
72516 Scheer, Germany
+49 7572 602-0


QUADRIGA Dichtungs-GmbH

At its Norderstedt plant, QUADRIGA has enjoyed continuous success in the manufacture and sale of high-quality semi-finished products, as well as castings and moldings made from VULKOLLAN® and other polyurethane elastomers, for over 40 years. Thanks to our powerful casting plants and the Group’s own mold construction facilities, QUADRIGA offers a highly flexible range of polyurethane solutions, from individual parts to volume production. Our services also include a wide range of semi-finished products.

Reach out to us at:

Quadriga Dichtungs-GmbH
Gutenbergring 47
22848 Norderstedt, Germany
+49 40 528704-0



POPP, once founded as a trading company in Hamburg in 1919, has been part of the SPÄH Group since 1972 and currently has around 115 employees at its plant in Bad Bevensen.

As a member of the Verband Technischer Handel e.V. (VTH), POPP is one of the fastest and most reliable suppliers of all kinds of parts made from elastomers and cellular materials. Popp predominantly serves wholesalers in northern Germany, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries.

Reach out to us at:

Karl Popp GmbH & Co. KG
Eppenser Weg 9
29549 Bad Bevensen, Germany
+49 5821 9802-0



SCHIPPL is our youngest subsidiary and has been part of our group of companies since mid-2007. Based in Welden near Augsburg, the company was founded in 1961 as a manufacturer of sanitary seals.

Today, with around 50 employees, SCHIPPL manufactures supplier parts made of elastomers and plastics both as single parts and in series. As a reliable partner to the technical trade, the company also specializes in the production of rush orders.

Reach out to us at:

Schippl Dichtungen GmbH
Haldenloh 2
86465 Welden, Germany
+49 8293 9611-0


Management: SPÄH
Dr. Wolfgang Hergeth and Sandra Späh, Managing Directors
  • Stamping
  • Water-jet and laser cutting
  • Turning and milling
  • 3D printing / Additive manufacturing
  • In-house tool shop
  • On-site technical customer support
  • High material availability
Management: Quadriga
Wolfgang Hofmann, Managing Director
  • Wide range of semi-finished products in the form of sheets, round bars and clutch packets
  • Custom castings and moldings, coating of metal parts, wheels, rollers and rollers
  • In-house mold construction
  • Special sheet formats up to 7 x 1 m or 4 x 2 m and max. 130 kg unit weight
  • Custom colors in accordance with RAL
  • Reinforced sheets with metal inserts (expanded metal, perforated sheets)
  • Elastomer spring elements to DIN 9835
  • Wheel and castor recycling
  • Snow scraper bars with chamfers and holes
Management: Karl Popp
Markus Bauer, General Manager
  • Water-jet cutting, including in 3D, self-adhesive parts with peel-off tabs or delivered on sheets
  • Bonding, including hot bonding of different materials
  • Multi-stage production processes such as Cutting and milling, bonding, drilling, grinding, reworking
  • Comprehensive range of semi-finished products
  • Ultra-fast response times, ultra-short lead times
  • High availability of materials
  • Small series and prototype production
  • Contract processing of your materials
Management: Schippl
Walter Gauggel, General Manager
  • Milling and cutting plotters
  • Water-jet cutting
  • Stamping
  • Strip cutting
  • Bonding of elastomers to steel 
  • Conveyor belts with up to 5 inlays
  • Production of graphite seals
  • 24-hour service (if the required tools and approvals are available)