Schloemer. Stronger. With Haberkorn

Schloemer is setting its course for the future. Under the umbrella of Haberkorn Holding AG, the company will further expand its position as a leading specialist in personal protective equipment and industrial technology.

Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, the Austrian family-owned company will acquire 100% of the shares in Schloemer GmbH as of 1 January 2020. The participation by Haberkorn will enable Schloemer to become part of a strong group in the European technical equipment supply sector.

The Haberkorn Group is the biggest technical equipment provider in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Eastern Europe, and posts annual sales revenues of 550 million euros with a workforce of some 2,000 employees and a portfolio of over 100,000 stocked items for the industry and construction sectors.

Schloemer is a leading specialist in personal protective equipment (PPE) and industrial technology. The product portfolio encompasses personal protective equipment, hose technology, fire protection, conveyor belts and industrial equipment.

In 2018, the company posted sales revenues of 71 million euros with a workforce of 180 employees. From its base in Recklinghausen, Schloemer supplies more than 5,000 customers with 100,000 brand-name products.

In Haberkorn, Schloemer has found a strategic buyer who will invest in further development and aims to successfully expand the company’s business. Haberkorn will retain the entire workforce and safeguard continuing business operations. Many years of experience in the technical equipment trade, existing companies in Germany and the stability and security of a large organisation make Haberkorn an ideal and competent partner.


“With our new owner, Haberkorn, we are resetting our course for the future and ensuring an excellent corporate succession”, says Gerd Cöster, managing director of Schloemer GmbH.

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Gerd Cöster/Photo: Schloemer GmbH

This acquisition means that the Haberkorn Group, with its subsidiaries Mühlberger, Sahlberg and Schloemer, provides comprehensive coverage of the technical equipment supply sector in Germany. 

Together with its German subsidiaries, Haberkorn wants to further expand its market position in Germany and utilise the resources of the Haberkorn Group. 

This applies in particular to the areas of portfolio management and digitalisation as well as e-business and logistics solutions.

Schloemer GmbH will continue to operate as an independent company. Its excellent reputation in the market is to be jointly consolidated. 

The management team will also remain unchanged, with Gerd and Uwe Cöster continuing as managing directors of Schloemer. From the Haberkorn side, Harald Stix will join the company as an additional managing director.

“Schloemer is an extremely well-positioned company,” says Gerald Fitz, CEO of the Haberkorn Group.

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Gerald Fitz/Photo: Haberkorn

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