About 850 million euros in turnover. More than 5,200 employees. 37 sites around the world. Schwan-STABILO is one of the most successful family firms in Germany today.
Gustav Adam Schwanhäusser laid the foundations for the company’s success back in 1865. He quickly recognised the opportunities offered by the burgeoning Industrial Revolution, obtained a loan of 32,000 guilder from his father, and purchased a pencil factory founded 1855 in Nuremberg. More than 165 years and six generations later, this has become an international group with three independent divisions: Cosmetics, Writing Instruments and Outdoor.
Today, as in the past, entrepreneurial courage, foresight and knowledge of what is feasible form the mainstays of the company’s success.
Heroldsberg, November 23, 2023. Volatile markets, war, inflation and cautious consumers: the Schwan-STABILO Group, with its three business segments of cosmetics, pens and outdoor, once again faced considerable challenges. Nevertheless, the upward trend of the previous year continued - also because of the different positioning. In the past financial year 2021/22 (30.06.2022) the family-owned company generated sales of EUR 850.3 million (previous year: EUR 745.3 million) and thus once again grew strongly by around 14%. All three divisions contributed to this sales growth.
Heroldsberg, 24 November 2022. In the 2021/22 financial year, the Schwan-STABILO Group generated high sales of EUR 745.3 million (previous year: EUR 623.2 million). There had al-ready been a moderate increase in the previous year. In view of additional difficulties, such as bottlenecks in the supply of raw materials and energy, as well as supply chain problems and a sharp increase in the inflation rate, an extraordinary increase of around 20 % was achieved.