Schulte Elektrotechnik is the company behind EVOline. In 1964 Siegfried Schulte became an independent engineer – and has continued until today to pursue his vision to make electricity safer and smarter. With the development of innovative safety switches, Schulte Elektrotechnik became the premier address for integrated safety in electric devices. The company’s first products included patented motor, zero voltage, and dead man’s switches, which made using rotating saws, lawnmowers and other dangerous machines safer. Leading manufacturers still build these into millions of machines today. The first stalk switch for automobiles, which combined everything from the blinkers to steering wheel lights, is just one of Schulte Elektrotechnik’s almost three hundred patents. Siegfried Schulte was awarded the Rudolf Diesel gold medal by Federal Council of Germany President Johannes Rau for the invention of the first self-regulating residual-current circuit breaker for decentralized structures. With EVOline, Schulte Elektrotechnik has since developed from a manufacturer of integrated special switches to a supplier of modular system solutions for electricity and data interfaces. Products from EVOline are at home in offices and hotels as well as in residential kitchens. With its award-winning Plug, EVOline also became a household name for retail clients. Today Schulte Elektrotechnik has more than thirty sales partners worldwide. The some 150 employees at its local facility assure depth of in-house production and the highest quality standards. The development team of creative engineers continues to transform the EVOline philosophy into patented products and systems: decentralized electrical distribution as well as switches and safeguards for the places where faults occur. Life is continually becoming more complex, more flexible and more mobile. From static to temporary, from central to decentralized, from analog to digital – these significant shifts make new demands on our everyday infrastructure. At home, at work, between here and there – we need power and data everywhere in order to truly blossom creatively and to connect to the world. More than ever before, the place to be is a place with an ergonomic and intelligent electronic environment: the e-place. EVOline is always thinking a step ahead of the technical requisites for comfort and productivity, creating sophisticated system solutions for the e-place. Be it a clockmaker’s workbench or a broker’s desk, it can be built to ideally suit any and every profession. What’s more, EVOline has the answer for kitchens, living areas, hotel rooms, conference spaces, libraries and convention centers. From a single flat plug that fits behind every piece of furniture to the decentralized electrical scheme for entire buildings, EVOline delivers user-friendly and advanced solutions for any and all activities that need power and data. EVOline stands for elegance, effectiveness and evolutionary thinking – the next level of the co-evolution of man and technology.