An enterprise with values and visions

The SCHLENK SE is an internationally successful family enterprise.

It was founded in 1879 and has its central headquarters in the Middle Franconian Barnsdorf in Roth near Nuremberg. SCHLENK employs about 900 members of staff worldwide and acts as a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, pigments and foils. As a holding it is divided into its two divisions Schlenk Metallic Pigments and Schlenk Metal Foils.

The worldwide presence with production sites in Europe and the USA, technical application & service departments in Germany, USA, China and South-East Asia, and also a global sales and service network make SCHLENK a reliable partner of a demanding and international clientele.

As a global player it focuses on the business areas metal foils, coatings & plastics industries, printing & graphics industries, building material & chemical industries, and the materials industry. 

SCHLENK worldwide

Executive Board & Supervisory Board

Carl-Joachim von Schlenk-Barnsdorf
(Chief Executive Officer)


Overview of industries

SCHLENK produces metal effect pigments, aluminium, copper and copper alloy powders for technical purposes as well as metal foils and strips for a wide variety of industries.

SCHLENK Timeline

Carl Schlenk invested in the Weiss & Feyertag wrought iron manufacturing facility in Barnsdorf, Germany and in 1879 he used it to establish his own company.



We continuously optimize our production processes and consistently decrease our consumption of raw materials.


Your career at SCHLENK

Join our dedicated, dynamic team. We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via E-Mail.