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The Seppeler Gruppe continues to expand

Aerial view of the 70,000 square metre company premises of Thöne Metallwaren GmbH & Co.KG in Salzkotten


We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Thöne group of companies with Thöne Metallwaren GmbH & Co. KG thereby, within the context of our ongoing expansion process, rounding off our range of services and expanding our market presence”, says Kai Seppeler, shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board. On 1st of January 2020, the acquisition of the Salzkotten-based company will be concluded and all 80 members of staff will retain their employment.

The Thöne group of companies is able to look back on a company history of more than 80 years. The family business includes a galvanization plant (bath working dimensions of 8.4 m x 1.6 m x 3.0 m (L x W x D) as well as grating production. The geographical proximity of the Thöne company in relation to the Seppeler Holding head office in Rietberg (district of Gütersloh) will enable the Seppeler Group to strengthen its presence in East Westphalia. The company is simultaneously expanding and now has 15 locations in Germany and Poland which, in addition to hot dip galvanizing, also include wet painting and powder coating operations as well as manufacturing plants for container technology and producing gratings, including a comprehensive range of additional services. Almost 1,500 members of staff are currently employed throughout the group. As with other, previous company acquisitions, the Seppeler Group will invest in the Salzkotten location and develop it further report Stefan Neese and Thomas Weise, CEO's of the Seppeler Group. However, the gradual integration into the Seppeler Group is the initial point on the agenda.