SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG takes over 100% of shares in
Sava-Schäfer d.o.o., Slovenia
Roll cover manufacturer and roll systems supplier SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG has expanded its interest in Sava-Schäfer d.o.o., Kranj (Slovenia) from the 50% share it has successfully held since
2001 to 100%. This means that the Renningen-based company now holds all shares
formerly held by Slovenian co-partner Sava d.d.
Gregor Azman, managing director of Sava-Schäfer d.o.o. since 2007, will continue to lead the company under the new company
name SchäferRolls d.o.o. Michael Schwahn, who is also a managing shareholder of SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG, has been appointed as a further managing director. SchäferRolls d.o.o. has 40 employees, producing rubber and polyurethane based roll
covers in Kranj, Slovenia. Its products are primarily aimed at the Eastern
European paper, film, textile, furniture, and metal industries.
The decision to fully acquire the Slovenian company reflects the consistent
implementation of the international growth strategy of SchäferRolls. The aim is to achieve the prerequisites for intensifying know-how
exchange by means of product specialisation and the transfer of standards and
experience in production and to consolidate the company's market position by
extending its sales network to tap new market shares in Eastern Europe.