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For almost four decades, Sortimo International GmbH has successfully developed, manufactured and sold, tailored van racking solutions. We would like to give you an insight in the development of today’s success story.

Today’s product portfolio includes industry-specific equipment solutions for trades and craftspeople, services and industry.

Sortimo International is represented in Germany with nine branch offices and 25 Sortimo stations as well as twelve international subsidiaries in the core market of Europe and the USA.

The Idea

At 25, Herbert Dischinger, Sortimo’s founder, opened a wholesalers for fastening technology in Augsburg. He sold tradesmen’s requirements like screws and rawlplugs there. To keep up with the requirements of his customers from the trades and services branch, he expanded the range of products to include power drills, ladders, and everything that a craftsman needs. Herbert Dischinger moved his company to Augsburg Lechhausen, where the premises allowed him room to expand. After 13 years in the business Herbert Dischinger came up with THE IDEA: His inventive mind created the plastic inset boxes, for rawlplugs, screws and all the small components craftspeople had previously stored in paper bags. These fitted like a glove into the metal case, the KM 321. That was the dawning of: Sortimo – order with system. The legendary KM 321 was born and was developed to be the industrial standard.