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Press briefing on annual results 2017: Global megatrends as a compass – The Schwan-STABILO Group is following a determined course for the future
Cosmetics, Writing Instruments and Outdoor are investing in future topics
• Megatrends provide important stimulus
• Focus on digitalisation, economic power in Asia, transparency and employees
• 5,000 employees worldwide

Heroldsberg, October 2017. The Schwan-STABILO Group is resolutely driving the transition towards the future. “We have to keep asking ourselves what we can offer the world of tomorrow,” said executive shareholder Sebastian Schwanhäusser at today’s announcement of the balance sheet figures for the 2016/2017 fiscal year (ended 30 June 2017). The company, now in its fifth generation of family ownership, generated 713.5 million euros total turnover between its three divisions, Cosmetics, Writing Instruments and Outdoor. Cosmetics generated 364.7 million euros (previous year: 364.3 million euros), STABILO achieved 184.4 million euros (previous year: 185.2 million euros) and the Outdoor subgroup contributed 164.2 million euros (previous year: 157.1 million euros).

Press briefing on annual results: The most successful year in company history
• Year-on-year sales increase of 100 million euros
• Strong growth for all three subgroups for first time
• Number of employees rises by almost 10 per cent

Heroldsberg, Germany, October 2016. In the 2015/16 fiscal year (ended 30 June), the Schwan-STABILO Group, which has now been in the family for five generations, generated the highest turnover in over 160 years of the company’s history. Turnover rose by more than 100 million to 706.7 million euros, a year-on-year increase of 18 per cent. For the first time, all three subgroups contributed to the overall result with strong growth. The company has consistently diversified in its areas of business and is represented worldwide by sites in 22 countries. That is how it has thus far been possible to grow continuously, year for year, relatively independently of political and economical conditions.

Schwan-STABILO celebrated the opening of the first company crèche
Heroldsberg, 15 April 2016 – On Friday, the Schwan-STABILO Group celebrated the grand opening of the new premises at their headquarters in the Franconian town of Heroldsberg. But there was no office or factory atmosphere apparent. Instead, there were heaps of coloring instruments and toys, cuddly blankets, low seating and even a metre-high swan, as well as a slide and nest swing outside. An unusual event for the international company? Definitely. Because Schwan-STABILO has opened its first company crèche, ColorLand, in cooperation with external operator “Kinderhaus Nürnberg gGmbH” and is only the second company in the region to do so.

An eventful anniversary year – High levels of turnover and investments
Heroldsberg, Germany, October 2015.

• Over 600m euros turnover for the first time
• 30 percent increase in turnover in the last five years
• Renewed, clear growth in all three subgroups
• Largest single investment for the new cosmetics site in the USA
• Acquisitions round off the portfolio
• Concerted relief campaign and job application training for refugees
• Commitment to social responsibility and environmental sustainability

Schwan Cosmetics USA: Grand Opening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
• 350 jobs in Rutherford County
• 40-million-USD invest
• State-of-the-art and FDA-compliant manufacturing facility on 173,000 square-feet

Schwan-STABILO – a global success for 160 years. More colorful today than ever.
The family-owned company will celebrate its 160th company anniversary and the grand opening of the STABILO CUBE brand build-ing on 11 July 2015

A “black box” with a colourful interior
The STABILO CUBE will be officially opened on 11 July at the compa-ny headquarters in Heroldsberg – innovative and sustainable

Pen Pioneer Günter Schwanhäußer has passed away
Günter Schwanhäußer, inventor of the STABILO BOSS high-lighter, died last Friday at the age of 86 after a brief illness. In a career spanning more than fifty years between 1950 and 2003, he made great contributions to the global expan-sion of Schwan-STABILO, which has been owned by the Schwanhäußer family since 1865.

New Managing Director at Schwan Cosmetics
Heroldsberg, 1 July 2014 – Dr Jörg Karas, long-standing member of the executive board of Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG and until now responsible for Research and Product Development, is the new Managing Director of Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG.

Schwan-STABILO – leading the market in its business sectors
Schwan-STABILO group expands its market positions Heroldsberg, October 2013. The Schwan-STABILO group generated a turnover of 534 million euros in the last financial year (2012/2013), corresponding to a growth of +6.2% (previous year: 503 million euros). Market positions were strengthened across all business sectors.

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