D – On July 11, 2015, Schwan-STABILO celebrated its 160th anniversary, as well as the inauguration of the new brand building, the “STABILO Cube”, together with over 4,000 guests.
In 1865 Gustav Adam Schwanhäußer purchased the bankrupt pencil company, Großberger & Kurz, which had been founded in 1855. This company developed into a globally successful group comprising of the three autonomous business fields Cosmetics, Writings Instruments and Outdoor, which is still a family business, in the meantime in the fifth generation. According to own accounts, the company made a turnover of 559.2 mil. Euros in the fiscal year 2013/14 and employs a headcount of over 4,400 people worldwide.
The new “Cube” building for the writing instruments business unit STABILO at the German headquarters features a striking cube-like design and unites modern working environments, a computer centre and a brand shop under one roof. With a combination between a geothermal plant, a CO² heating pump and free cooling, the new building that cost 15 mil. Euros is designed to extend the utilization time of regenerative and natural sources of energy.
Last, but not least STABILO Promotion Products has expanded its web presence by adding new functions and optimising the existing tools in terms of their user-friendliness.