R+T digital 2021

SELVE is on board!


The current press releases are available in German language only.
Many other interesting reports of the last few months can be found in our news archive.



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On our Youtube channel you can find several video clips about SELVE and SELVE products. Next to the SELVE company film, there are various product and installation videos as well as short commercials.

Company information


Very close – to the market and to customer requirements

We are world market leader in the sector of components for roller shutters and highly requested drive and control specialist in the sector of roller shutters and textile sun protection.

Based in Lüdenscheid in the Sauerland, SELVE is a medium-sized company with high expertise in the development and production of roller shutter components as well as innovative drives and controls for the sun protection. Since a short while, the topic house automation / smart home has become more and more important.

With highly qualified and committed staff, trend-setting products and intelligent processes, we provide convenient and energy saving solutions for roller shutters and sun protection.


Firmly rooted – in the sector and in the region

SELVE is a modern, down-to-earth family business from Germany and is one of the top suppliers of mechanical components, drives and controls for roller shutters and sun protection systems. We have an excellent reputation in the sector and are also by your side as a development partner for individual products.

  • Founded in 1886 and still at home in Lüdenscheid
  • More than 100 years of experience with components for roller shutters
  • Innovative medium-sized company owned by the founding family
  • World market leader in the field of roller shutter coilers
  • Manufacturer of SELVE drives since 1994 and SELVE controls (intronic) since 2003
  • Made in Germany – we produce in Germany
  • Approximately 225 well-trained employees at 2 locations
  • Long experience and extensive know-how
  • First-class service, competent advice and short delivery times
  • Over 3.000 satisfied customers worldwide
  • Product range: more than 3.500 products for the roller shutter and sun protection


Tradition and innovation – SELVE has been actively

Represented on the market for more than 150 years and is now more than ever in touch with the latest trends. We remain loyal to our location in Lüdenscheid-Augustenthal and will continue to produce in Germany. Many engineers in the developing departments ensure that our company continues to be one of the most innovative suppliers in the roller shutter and sun protection industry.

  • 2019: Market Launch of "SELVE Home", the all-embracing SmartHome system
  • 2018: Market novelties for the emergency opening of roller shutters in the escape route: "SP Rescue" / "SEE NHK
  • 2017: Control the SmartHome via app: Sales launch of the “commeo Home Server”
  • 2016: Anniversairy year: 150 years SELVE in Lüdenscheid
  • 2015: Introduction of the new, bidirectional radio system "commeo"
  • 2012: Entry into the field of house automation with the new “ iveo Home Server”
  • 2006: Renovation and expansion of SELVE head office
  • 2003: Presentation of the first complete control program "intronic"
  • 2001: Takeover of company HANSES from Plettenberg, Germany
  • 1997: Foundation of SELVE Polska
  • 1997: SELVE develops and produces the first drives with electronic end limit stop
  • 1995/2000: New construction of two production halls
  • 1994: Development and production of the first roller shutter drives with mechanical torque detection
  • 1970s: Production of the first plastic products with own injection moulding machine, acquisition of first roll forming machine for octagonal steel shafts
  • 1960s: SELVE launches its first roller shutter drives with a spindle limit switch system on the market
  • 1960: Foundation of branch in Arolsen near Kassel
  • 1920s: Development of first SELVE strap coilers
  • Around 1910: Production of the first products for the roller shutter industry
  • 1866: Foundation of “Ernst SELVE Kaltwalzwerk und Drahtzieherei in Eisen und Stahl. Nadel-, Draht- und Metallwaren-Fabrik” at the present location in Lüdenscheid

Our mission

We make life easier

We develop and produce innovative products and services for the roller shutter and sun protection market. Our customer is the focus of our thoughts and actions. We offer holistic solutions for our customers.

Our products as well as our business processes are easy to understand and uncomplicated. We turn customers into partners and respond to individual wishes.

SELVE is a family company that remains loyal to its location in Germany.

We constantly develop our strategy and our processes in order to remain competitive in the market and to achieve growth.

Company film

Live and in colour

The new SELVE company film is ready. In only 3 minutes we will present our company premises in Lüdenscheid, main products, the most important production and development departments as well as the most important specialist customers. Watch the video now and learn the most important facts about SELVE.


Engine Production

Fast and efficient production processes

  • Production capacity of 660,000 drives / year
  • High flexibility through lean production and one-piece flow production
  • 100% final inspection of each drive

Strap Coiler Production

Leading technologically the market

  • Production of >20,000 strap coilers per day
  • Interlinked automatic production machines ensure reproducible quality
  • SELVE is the world market leader in the field of "strap

Plastic Injection Moulding

Modern machines for modern products

  • 26 state-of-the-art plastic injection moulding machines
  • Automatic granulate feeding and use of robots on every machine
  • Own tool shop for short reaction times

Shaft Production

Continuous quality

  • roduction of >4 million metres of octagonal shafts per year
  • Powerful profiling lines: 40 meters per minute
  • Broad product range: AF 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 in different dimensions


As an expanding company SELVE is always looking for reliable new personnel. Every year SELVE also takes on new apprentices, both in the technical and commercial sector.

You can always send your unsolicited applications to the following contact:

Werdohler Landstraße 286
58513 Lüdenscheid

E-Mail: bewerbungselvede