Schulte-Schlagbaum AG acquires 100% shares in Sächsische Schlossfabrik GmbH in Groitzsch from Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH + Co KG. The addition of Sächsische Schlossfabrik GmbH to the Velbert-based group of companies enables both companies to exploit extensive synergy effects in production, development and distribution.
117th General Shareholders’ Meeting of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG: Stable figures and positive forecast for the corporate group
On the 117th ordinary general shareholders’ meeting of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG on 27/6/2018 in the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, the Chairman Peter Pongratz presented some positive figures: The group of companies headquartered in Velbert achieved an operating result of € 1.3 million. Revenues totalled € 47 million, up 2% year-on-year.
The facts speak for themselves: with around 12 million compressions a year and 250 tonnes of compressive force, the new automatic punching press at the Velbert site is a heavyweight in two ways: not counting the peripherals, such as various control elements, this state-of-the-art machine weighs a whole 33 tonnes, and is therefore the most powerful machine of its kind of the eight punching presses at Velbert. SAG is the German market leader in the manufacture of mortice locks for interior doors. With investments such as these, we intend to defend our market position in the area of ‘locks and striking plate systems’, even in the face of strengthening competition from low-wage countries.
For five decades, and at many sports grounds and leisure centres around the world, the Schulte-Schlagbaum AG locker systems have ensured that professional and amateur athletes can safely store their clothes and valuables. That’s a good reason to get involved in professional sports, and to support the Bergischer HC Lions in their fight for points.
The “Good Design Award” means yet another product from the SAG portfolio has been singled out for high design quality. Since originating in Chicago in 1950, this award has been regarded as the oldest and most prestigious design prize for industrial and graphic design worldwide.
SAG’s balance after five days of trade show at the leading gastronomy fair INTERGASTRA in Stuttgart is thoroughly positive: Under the motto ‘The right solution for every guest’, SAG showcased the industry trends in the digitalisation of booking and access in its portfolio of solutions for mobile check-in. This was how the company managed to increase the number of trade fair contacts by 30% compared to the appearance at the last INTERGASTRA.
Effective 28/02/2018, Joaquin Borge Sanchez will resign as Head of the "locking systems for doors and furniture" division at SAG at his own request.
Just four weeks after the Intergastra in Stuttgart, another important major trade fair for the hotel and gastronomy industry will begin in Hamburg at the Internorga. From 9 to 13 March, SAG and its subsidiary novacom will also present their portfolios for these industries there.
At the upcoming INTERGASTRA trade fair in Stuttgart from 03.-07.02.2018, Schulte-Schlagbaum AG will present its current portfolio for mobile access solutions for hotel and apartment complexes. Besides the proven variant of the electronic locking system SAFE-O-TRONIC® access with temporary guest code for the mobile check-in, SAG now additionally introduces a Bluetooth variant and thereby offers a uniquely diverse range of solutions for the mobile check-in – with the right solution for every guest!
Supervisory Board of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG extends contract with CEO Peter Pongratz early until 2022
The Supervisory Board of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG resolved in its ordinary meeting on Friday, 15 December 2017, the early extension of the contract with CEO, Peter Pongratz, which would have ended in 2018. By the signing of the contract, the cooperation is fixed until the further appointment on 31.12.2022.
Under the “T6” umbrella brand, SAG participated by now for the 5th time in a row in the construction trade fair BIG 5 2017 in Dubai from 26.11. to 29.11.2017. In the course of the fair, the new lock and strike plate system range "SAG Magnetic Line" with convenient magnetic latch technology was presented for the first time to the visitors. The new product line was designed for use in residential as well as up-market commercial buildings for maximum ease of access with top-quality door units.
Past week, at the SO! APART in Berlin, SAG participated in a very special event of the hospitality industry: the trade convention and exhibit is considered by now to be the industry meeting point for all topics relating to the “serviced apartments” hospitality concept. In addition, this long-stay segment is considered to be one of the fastest growing business fields in the accommodation trade of the hotel industry and, especially where the topic of access solutions and mobile check-in is concerned, it has many commonalities with the SAG product portfolio.
A fantastic finish for novacom at the company award “Austria’s Leading Companies” presented on 20 November in Graz. With third place in the “Best national companies” category of the Steiermark Region, novacom joins the ranks of the top 27 companies in Austria.
Modern hospitality concepts require sustainable solutions. SAG made a compelling case with its access solutions for the requirements profile of the innovative THE FLAG apartment hotel. The current product portfolio of SAG meets the high standards for design and “intelligent living space” for professionals and students in many ways while ensuring convenient administration. Besides the main entrance and rooms to the doors of the apartments, also functional rooms, access balconies and the underground parking garage are integrated into one holistic access solution.
Schulte-Schlagbaum AG participated again this year in a trainee exchange to let its trainees gain insights into the structure and professional life at a different company. With the objective of sharpening the awareness for the processes in production at the trainee’s own companies, but also to let them be inspired to new ideas for processes and solutions, the exchange was organised jointly by the HR officers of the two companies. As a result, the SAG trainees first visited the company Lüttgens Kunststoff-Technik in Heiligenhaus. After a company presentation on site, a plant tour and lunch together, the trainees had the chance to get an impression of the company and compare it with their own experiences. The commercial and technical SAG trainees accompanied their colleagues of Lüttgens to their departments to get an impression of what life is like in their profession at other firms.
Even though the interest of school graduates is increasingly shifting toward an academic education, trainee positions in technical and commercial professions at Schulte-Schlagbaum AG continue to be in high demand. This year again, the company is happy to welcome six new young colleagues and consequently continues to be a very popular contact for trainee candidates.
In Jan-Eric Oltmann, SAG has brought another experienced sales employee on board to handle the Northern German market. He manages customers and assets, primarily in the hospitality market, which have a particular affinity for electronic access solutions and the corresponding SAG product portfolio for doors and cabinets.
SAG is looking back on a successful participation in this year’s SicherheitsExpo that took place from 5 to 6 July in Munich. As industry trade fair for solutions in the field of access controls and additional security-related topics, the event once more provided the perfect setting for the current SAG portfolio.
116th General Shareholders’ Meeting of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG: The corporate group continues to improve strongly in sales revenues and earnings
On the 116th ordinary general shareholders’ meeting of Schulte-Schlagbaum AG on 29.06.2017 in the historic town hall of Wuppertal, the Chairman Peter Pongratz drew a positive balance: Sales revenues in 2016 grew substantially by 14% compared to the previous year.