We have been innovative and creative since 1823. Especially in our anniversary year, we are proud of 200 years of experience with which we are now starting into the next century.

As a strategically leading holding company, we are developing our three business units focusing on their innovation, geographical expansion and securing their market position. Through management and consulting, we provide a contribution to their growth by supporting their finance and IT with our “Shared Services”. This paves the way for the realization of our cross-company digitization strategy and thus creates the basis for our progress.

Strong brands under one roof

Numbers, data, facts


Years: tradition & innovation convince our customers


Growth industries: Construction and trades, medical, life sciences


Locations: Germany, USA, France, Spain, England, Poland, Sweden, Australia

100 %

Family ownership: Since foundation in 1823

1 400

Employees: Active around the globe

40 000

Dealers: Independent and all over the world