DECEMBER 2010 SILAG Warehouse Sales held a great fireworks sale at the end of December 2010 for the second time ─ the biggest in Germany. This again entailed the purchase of great quantities of fireworks and the printing of a leaflet in large numbers to be distributed to households by post. Class II pyrotechnics (New Year’s fireworks) may only be sold from the 29th to 31st of December. To deal with the surge in demand that experience brought us to expect, the business leadership decided to bring the opening forward to five minutes past midnight in the night of the 28th to 29th December, as in the previous year – a calculated … Continue reading →
NOVEMBER 2010 The SILAG Media philosophy is to offer the best, most beautiful, entertaining and most exciting books at the cheapest prices. “Knowledge is affordable!” The extremely successful SILAG Media division deals with the business operations in trading and production of books, sound recordings and toys and now sells more than 20 million books and more than 10 million sound recordings annually. SILAG Media is thus one of the largest distributors of these media. Since these products are not primarily sold in classical specialist dealerships but are marketed with a demonstrably unbeatable value for money, even low-income sectors of the population are given access to education at affordable prices. The concept “We … Continue reading →
OCTOBER 2010 Various cutlery and household utensils have been sold successfully over recent years under the brand Nivella. One of the classics among them was and is the Nivella Exclusiv Line kitchen-knife collection, a traditional line of knives of classical design. Since then the line has been updated and further improved upon. The shape of the knife handle has been made more modern and ergonomic and an additional trend-setting Santoku knife has been developed which now rounds the set off in ideal fashion. The knife blades are made of special blade steel and are finally sharpened by hand to give a razor-sharp edge. This gives them a long-lasting cutting edge … Continue reading →
AUGUST 2010 SILAG Handel AG has put its photovoltaic system into operation. In Sonnefeld one of Germany’s largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems generates electrical energy from the power of the sun. The installation on the roof area of SILAG Handel AG officially came into operation on 20th August 2010. In attendance were the Board and the employees as well as representatives from business, politics and administration. Press report:
AUGUST 2010 SILAG subsidiary “SILAG Objekt Sonnefeld GmbH” has completed one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in Germany (flat roof with an area of approx. 75 000 m²) at the Sonnefeld site near Coburg in North Franconia. You can get the details from the current of the Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband finance group.
AUGUST 2010 Brand new! We can now fly sky-banners up to a current maximum size of 5000 m² with our Sikorsky S 76.
AUGUST 2010 Career goal: Merchant in wholesale and Foreign Trade It has now been exactly three years since Julia Volkmann (24, from Langenfeld) and Dominic Winter (27, Langenfeld) both started their training as merchants in wholesale and foreign trading on 01.08.2007 with SILAG Handel AG. Since then they have successfully completed their courses: Julia in February this year – it was possible to shorten her training period from the regular three years to two and a half – and Dominic has just passed his last exam successfully. SILAG Handel AG congratulates them both on their successful course completion and is proud to welcome them anew as employees of the company. Looking back, … Continue reading →
JULY 2010 The anniversary week at Langenfeld Warehouse Sales, which rewarded its loyal customers with a 15% reduction on its entire product range from 19th to 25th June 2010, was more than successful. With an average of more than 400 paying customers per day within the promotion period, record sales were registered. Advertising to 250 000 households via an XXL leaflet in the run-up once again proved to be an important and appropriate strategy. Another big thank you at this point to all our customers for your visit and the trust you have placed in us!
JULY 2010 The third weekend of the FIA GT3 European Championship in Jarama in Spain finished successfully for the ADAC GT Masters drivers and teams. The race was started on a wet surface and was controlled by the two bright-green BMW Alpinas from the first lap. At the start, Maxime Martin in his first ADAC GT Masters race wrested the lead from team-mate Jens Klingmann. Martin opened up a gap in the first lap on Klingmann, who was battling with a misfiring engine, and he handed over the B6 while it was in the lead to Claudia Hürtgen. The speedy woman from Aachen secured the win and became the first woman on the list of … Continue reading →
JULY 2010 Our branch in Hong Kong, opened in November 2009, will be celebrating one year of operations in August 2010. The founding date was the 4th August 2009. Hong Kong is a strategic trading point in the middle of Asia ideally placed to develop new fields of business with an international emphasis. Now with ten workers there, the whole supply chain for consumer goods can be covered and served both in terms of technical production and logistically. The challenge of handling and implementing professional trade goods in large quantities and with a wide range of products can be met exceptionally well with Hong Kong as the central production site in Asia. However, … Continue reading →
JUNE 2010 Here we finally are on 19th June: SILAG Warehouse Sales can look back on a successful first year at the new site in Langenfeld. Well over 100 000 paying customers were recorded over the year, a sure sign that relocating the premises, from Solingen to Langenfeld, was the correct strategic decision. SILAG is thanking its loyal customers with an anniversary offer of 15 % reduction on ALL articles between the 19th and 25th June 2010
MAY 2010 Another primary building phase in the Gräfrather Hof hotel has been successfully completed. Highly exclusive suites were created in mid-May 2010. The Junior, Superior and Deluxe Suites offer plenty of living space for private retreats. Interior, quality materials and attractive design elements give a feeling of relaxed luxury and meet the highest demands of design and style. Individual luxury bathrooms with separate showers and baths complete the comforts. Live like a president! A stay becomes a real event with the unique presidential suite. Restrained colours blend perfectly with selected interior elements. Bright ambience lends it an upscale atmosphere. The impressive bathroom has fittings of the highest quality, polished granite … Continue reading →
APRIL 2010 SILAG Handel AG has developed a new water technology with a hose-connector system and has applied for a patent for it. It prevents hoses from coming loose from the connector after prolonged use. In this way they do not develop typical wear and this prevents the annoying dripping of hoses attached to the connectors.
APRIL 2010 After 12 years in the development, SILAG Handel AG is close to the implementation of a new cooking-pot technology, the “patented Energy-saving Cooking Pot”. Time, energy and money are saved with the removable locking unit, which fits the various heights of a Silag Hybrid Pot line. A household of four people in Germany will save up to 3.5 kWh daily by using this innovative technology. As there are about 40 million households in Germany, 140 million kWh could be saved. In the hermetically sealed energy-saving cooking pot, steam given off cannot escape. This raises the pressure. The temperature rises to about 120 °C. This means more energy is transferred to the food. … Continue reading →
MARCH 2010 SILAG Handel AG now has all Carrera licences for high-tech batteries. We are very happy about being able to work with this brand licence. This means we can add to our high-quality range a brand that satisfies our demands for quality.
MARCH 2010 SILAG Handel AG can look back on a successful period for Warehouse Sales too, reporting a tripling of sales through sports articles. The varied range includes shoes, underwear, socks, trousers, T‑shirts, etc.
FEBRUARY 2010 Located right on the Market Square in the city centre at the Solingen-Mitte bus station, the residence and business premises built by Julius Tückmantel in 1892 dominates the city landscape. It is one of the last listed buildings in Solingen’s town centre to withstand the air raids of the Second World War. The new owner, Siegfried Lapawa, began in 2008 with the extensive measures necessary for its structural restoration without heed of the costs. The facade and the roof were restored to their original condition, true to the original and with attention to detail. Retail premises along with offices, doctors’ and dentist’s surgeries and residential units will appear … Continue reading →
FEBRUARY 2010 The SILAG subsidiary, “SILAG Objekt Sonnefeld GmbH” is planning one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in Germany at its site in Sonnefeld near Coburg in North Franconia. With a total surface area of 70 000 m², the two roofs offer an outstanding opportunity for installing a 2.58 MWp solar panel system. It will generate around 2.47 million kWh annually of environmentally friendly electricity thereby saving more than 2173 tonnes of CO2. The system should be in operation by the end of the second quarter of 2010. The average electricity requirement of a household is 3074 kW/a. (= 803 households; source: IZU Bavaria). The registry office in Sonnefeld confirms that there are 1665 households … Continue reading →
JANUARY 2010 SILAG Handel AG was recognised as eligible for credit on 27.10.2009 by the German Federal Bank and categorised as level 2 on a scale of 1 to 7. Eligibility for credit has thus been awarded by the European central banking system for the tenth time in succession, an outstanding performance by the Group of Companies in these current times of world economic crisis.
JANUARY 2010 The wait is finally over: The popular Solingen four-star “Gräfrather Hof” hotel has completed the fourth phase of construction after extensive conversion. The “first house” on the Gräfrath Market Square has thereby succeeded not merely in confirming the essence of the historic building but also in blending it harmoniously with the latest internal architecture and a choice exterior. The Hotel’s reception and lobby were relocated and their exclusive design is impressive. The “FLORIAN” restaurant has become established and delights gourmets in Solingen and the surrounding area with its innovative cuisine and an appealing ambience. The new, exclusive health and fitness area in the basement of the hotel has … Continue reading →