Set for the future
The stage has been set. As equal partners, Klaus Schnepf, Alexander Schädel, Alexander Schillsott and Adrian Schaufert control the fortunes of SCHNEPF Planungsgruppe Energietechnik GmbH & Co. KG. In his capacity as a managing partner of SCHNEPF Planungsgruppe Elektrotechnik GmbH, Jürgen Schoner is a key member of SCHNEPF Planungsgruppe. We look forward to the challenges coming our way and can approach the future with great optimism.
Engineer Klaus Schnepf starts off as a sole proprietor in his private apartment.
SCHNEPF engineering completes its first research project.
Now involving a team of 6, the engineering office moves from Haiterbach to Nagold.
Continuous development over the next few years leads to increasing acceptance on the market. At the same time, qualified staff help generate further growth.
Change of company name and legal status from sole trader to SCHNEPF Planungsgruppe Energietechnik GmbH & Co. KG. After over 10 years working for SCHNEPF, our two 'home-grown' talents Alexander Schillsott and Alexander Schädel are appointed managing partners.
Expansion of the SCHNEPF Planungsgruppe Energietechnik service portfolio to include the electrical engineering division with Jürgen Schoner as managing partner.
Schnepf Planungsgruppe Energietechnik receives a visit from federal environment minister Peter Altmaier.
Move to the new, energy-autarkic company building in Nagold and consolidation of the energy technology and electrical engineering divisions.
Long-standing employee Adrian Schaufert is appointed managing partner.
Three steps to success.
The modus operandi of SCHNEPF is characterised by the desire to get things done. This is not only down to sheer belief in the realisation of a project, but also the absolute will to carry it through.
Not only are the energy-related and system-specific projects that we are entrusted with highly complex, commissioning SCHNEPF is also a considerable matter of trust given that the projects extend over such a long period and SCHNEPF also manages a large proportion of the overall costs.
Trust engenders responsibility, and we take this responsibility very seriously.
Our modus operandi is broken down into three stages, which we briefly define as 'Think, plan, do'.
The greatest incentive for SCHNEPF is the trust shown by our customers in our ability to always find a solution. Accordingly, 'everything is possible' is the principle applied throughout this phase of the project. As such, the aim is to challenge old ideas, follow different paths, generate off-the-wall and unusual trains of thought, ponder new concepts, give full scope to vision and foster a thinking out of the box attitude. By employing such an approach we 'dare to risk' and are effectively able to think 'beyond the mere boundaries' of a building.
Steering clear of off-the-peg energy concepts, we seek innovative and customised solutions. Which is why we pursue each and every unconventional idea in the planning phase and investigate all the potential options for subsequent implementation. We seek out alternatives and incorporate every possible energy source, even those beyond the boundaries of the building. The end result is a concrete feasibility analysis of an energy concept in consideration of all the safety-relevant, economic and policy aspects and with a dynamic calculation of the energy footprint using building simulation and 3D models.
Once the planning office gives the green light, the concept moves ahead. During project realisation, we rely on an extensive partner network of experienced national and international plant and system installers, with commissioning based on a tendering process. The start of construction sees SCHNEPF take on the role of chief supervisor and close advisor. This entails coordination of all the schedules and costs as well as constant quality and functional control. Upon commissioning of a building, SCHNEPF hands over the finished facility and provides suitable induction for the building operator.
Our most important energy source: our employees.
SCHNEPF currently employs 70 staff. Our teams comprise engineers, technicians, CAD designers and site managers. Their motivation and willingness to assume responsibility and take the initiative is what enables us to practically implement our innovative concepts. We are extremely proud of this specific quality of our workforce, not least because it forms the basis for sustainable and successful operations.
SCHNEPF greatly values first-rate personnel development and endeavours to provide prospects for students, interns and trainees alike. For this reason, SCHNEPF itself successfully trains its junior staff via in-company training opportunities.
Stand: April 2018