SKS was originally created by Mr. Karl Scheffer Klute in 1921. The brand name is an abbreviation of Scheffer Klute from Sundern, after the location in the Sauerland where the Head Office was initially based. In 1932, SKS began manufacturing
their first metal pumps. This first model was a success from the start and the company quickly grew. Now, SKS is one of the leading manufacturers of quality accessories for the international competitive cycling segment – and the company set new standards with its mini pumps, floor pumps, fenders and mudguards.