The Schicht brand was born with the grain soap with a stag. It was manufactured by Johann Schicht, a large-scale North-Bohemian producer from Rynoltice, who opened the first modern soap works located on the Střekov riverbank in Ústí nad Labem in 1882.
In 1891 he obtained the trademark “Schicht’s Grain Soap with a Stag” (in Czech: Schichtovo jádrové mýdlo s jelenem) and successfully followed in the tradition of his father Georg Schicht, a butcher and soap maker, who had already registered his soap making trade in 1848.
Schicht’s works quickly expanded and started to produce, in addition to soap, also hardened edible fats, glycerine and candles. In 1906 Johann Schicht was awarded the title of Imperial Councillor for his contribution to the development of industry in the Monarchy. After Johann’s death, his son Heinrich took over the business and was doing nicely until World War I. The war, followed by the dissolution of the Monarchy, held up the expansion of Czech goods into Europe.
Not long after the production had been restored, the economic crisis struck and the impending war soon broke out. After the war the business was expropriated, its owners left Bohemia and the plant was nationalised by the State in 1946. Schicht’s company was renamed Severočeské tukové závody (North Bohemian Fat Works) and incorporated into the Tukový průmysl (Fat Industry) concern.
After the revolution, the works were privatised and the Setuza joint-stock company was founded. The soap with a stag almost perished in the latter period, however, the sound grain soap based on the very original formula well known to the preceding generations of women was again demanded by our customers.
We produce sound personal care and laundry products which you know from your mums and grannies. We want to provide you with proven products that all Czech housewives have relied on for many years.
Our products are gentle to nature, other products and people who use them for their loved ones with affection. Our soaps, laundry powders and aftershave products solely contain natural substances readily degradable in the environment. We pay close attention to the formula quality, so we can also offer our products to allergic people and mothers with children. We use no allergenic fragrances, artificial colourants, bleaches or phosphates. Everything is manufactured in the Czech Republic, and as such Schicht branded products are characterised by their reliability, high quality and favourable prices.
The Company mission is to develop local industrial production know-how to expand into the global arena.
Respect for the tradition and responsibility for the future
Our Company admires the values on which the traditional production in North Bohemia was based, i.e. creativity, honesty, respect for work, attachment to the region and people.
Our goal is to continue developing in order to preserve their continuity for the future.
We trust our customers
We trust the needs of our business partners as well as consumers. We realise that without them, our work and our products would be useless. We wish to be part of their world to learn about its needs in the fastest and best possible way.
Part of society and the environment
We believe that we are and will be useful members of the society wherever we operate, and we work towards being perceived as such.
Our processes and products are most gentle to people, the environment and nature.
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