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.TO THE REPORT
Heroldsberg, Germany, 4 January 2023. Anke Buttler (51) started in her new role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Schwan-STABILO on January 1st this year. She joins CEO Sebastian Schwanhäußer as part of the
group’s management board. With a master’s degree in business administration, Buttler can draw on a career spanning over 20 years working for international corporations, including consumer goods manufacturer Proctor & Gamble, where she worked for many years, and more recently as CFO for beauty brand COTY, where she was responsible for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland markets. Having grown up in Franconia, Buttler, who has two daughters in their late teens, has come back to her home province in her new role for Schwan-STABILO. In addition to the professional challenges the position brings with it, she is particularly looking forward to “the people, the company culture and the Schwan-STABILO brands.” In contrast to a listed company, “a family business like Schwan-STABILO offers the 2 opportunity for more long-term planning, decision-making and strategies. This provides wonderful scope for creativity!”
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.TO THE REPORT
Heroldsberg, Germany, 16.3.2022. For three weeks now we have been witnessing images of despair, destruction and people fleeing for their lives at the heart of Europe. This suffering, and the fears of families and friends, including colleagues from both nations who work at our company, are affecting us deeply.
This is why we have initiated our own donation campaign across all divisions of Schwan-STABILO to help people in their time of need.
Our outdoor division deuter, for example, has donated hundreds of sleeping bags for refugees. And all our other companies are providing individual help.
At STABILO we are donating pens, pencils and markers to the value of around €200,000. Most of them are going directly to children in refugee camps via our STABILO subsidiaries in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. For regional projects, our two German facilities in Heroldsberg and Weißenburg have opted to donate to the Bavarian Red Cross as a major aid organisation and we are donating products to the value of around €40,000 to the organisation’s Nuremberg address. In addition, packets of pens, pencils and markers are being sent to some schools in Heroldsberg, Nuremberg, Fürth and Weißenburg.
We are aware of the very many meaningful projects that are worth supporting! But we are concentrating our support through the decision to set up our own donation initiative within the Schwan-STABILO Group. We therefore trust that you will appreciate that over and beyond this we are not able to support any other projects with free products.
Thank you very much – and please do what you can to help!TO THE REPORT
Heroldsberg, 24.11.2021. With a growth in sales of a good two percent to EUR 623.2 million (previous year: EUR 609.08 million), the Schwan-STABILO Group
achieved a turnaround in difficult times in the 2020/21 financial year. The STABILO and
Outdoor subgroups made a significant contribution to this, growing significantly despite
the pandemic, with each achieving sales highs. The impact of the pandemic was strong-
est on the Cosmetics segment. However, they had a gratifying turnaround towards the
positive in the last quarter — a development that continues to this day.
Heroldsberg/Weißenburg, February 2021. Three to four STABILO BOSS ORIGINAL highlighters cross shop counters all over the world every second: First presented in 1971, the brightly coloured highlighter is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Well over two billion units have been manufactured at the Weissenburg plant in central Franconia since production began. To this day, it is impossible to imagine offices, lecture halls or classrooms without this felt-tip pen with fluorescent ink.TO THE REPORT