Locking systems made to measure

CES locking systems secure any door

Established in 1840, CES today is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical, mechatronic and electronic locking systems for public and industrial buildings.

The location at Velbert

Our headquarters

CES is a family-owned company which is strongly rooted in the Velbert region in Germany. Our roots are reflected in the extensive investments made into our headquarters.

These comprise not only the continuous professional development and vocational training of our staff to secure their jobs in the long run, but also the development of powerful machines and effective production methods.

Our team

Our success

Around 420 staff work at CES. Of them, around 370 are working at our headquarters in Velbert.

Each year we recruit several apprentices and one student who are doing a combined vocational training and university study.Having completed their vocational training and study courses, chances are good for them to get a secure job in our company. We regularly recruit new employees also for other departments.

Branch offices

Growing exports

CES has foreign branch offices in the Netherlands, France and Romania. In Great Britain, our products are supplied by CES Security Solutions Ltd. In addition, we are represented by numerous partner companies. In addition to Europe, the sales focus is on the Arab region, North America and Asia.

Corporate film

Together on the road to automation and digitisation.

Our corporate film shows how we align all processes in the value chain up to the finished locking system to customer requirements. In doing so, we rely on continuous evolution in our company. Step-by-step changes are more efficient because they include proven processes and employees are taken along on their way to Industry 4.0.

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Company guidelines and code of conduct

Foundations of the corporate policy

C.Ed. Schulte GmbH Zylinderschlossfabrik is one of the leading manufacturers of master key systems and electronic access control systems. Continuing our long tradition into the future, we want to provide future generations with individual access solutions to protect their valuables. As an independent, family-owned enterprise, we are committed to maintaining reliable and sustainable relations with our business partners.

CES accepts its responsibility to the owner family, the employees at all of the company locations, the social environment, the region of Velbert/Niederberg in Germany, the environment and the next generation.

To the guidelines

Tradition and modernity

From 1840 to the present

The company history spans over seven generations. A short description of the most important milestones shows what has made CES to what we are today.

To the company history

CES Foundation

Carl Eduard Schulte Foundation

On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, CES established the non-profit Carl Eduard Schulte Foundation in July 1990 which focuses on the promotion of excellent young engineering and scientific professionals.
To today, 78 award winners have been honoured and received around 140,000 Euro prize money.

More information on the foundation

CES Art Award

On the occasion of its 175th anniversary

“Locking, safeguarding, keys and locks”: the 175th anniversary was cause for CES to start an exceptional art project.
Students of the University of Arts in Social Contexts in Ottersberg, Germany, designed pictures, videos and installations dealing with our core subjects in an eight-month project.

Art catalogue - German