DECEMBER 2013 “Supertalent” head judge Dieter Bohlen on TV looking for “Siggi auf dem Bauernhof (Siggi on the farm)“ An Advent Tale: The “Supertalent” final is on TV in the third week of Advent. One of the celebrity judges seizes the opportunity. He is looking for a very special Christmas gift for his little daughter and sends out a call for help to four million viewers. He says he is looking for the children’s book “Siggi auf dem Bauernhof (Siggi on the farm)”, which has been out of print for years, and maybe one of the viewers might know where it can be found. Success! A few hours later he … Continue reading →
JULY 2013 SILAG Handel AG is proud to announce that it has extended its brands portfolio by adding a well-known brand. Along with the established “Carrera” and “Royal County of Berkshire POLO CLUB” brands, we have also been able to acquire licence rights to the world-famous “ROUTE 66 – Feel the Freedom” brand. In fitting with the cool lifestyle of the brand, there is an emphasis on the production of sporty textiles for active people which, along with the “Royal County of Berkshire POLO CLUB” brand products, enriches the broad range of sports brands with select high-quality articles. Accessories, refreshment drinks and small items will extend the portfolio additionally. Occupying the prestigious brand … Continue reading →
June 2013 We are extending our range to European wines. The Rheinriesling, Furmint, Chardonnay, Welschriesling and Riesling white wines marketed under the “Gräfrather Hof” label have been enthusiastically received by our customers.
MAY 2013 The SILAG Handel AG “Steinberger” Cast-iron Series is a product range that is innovative in both looks and functions for the demanding professional and amateur chef. The first products will be on the market starting June 2013! The high certification requirements for the award of the coveted “LGA-tested Quality” quality seal were met. It stands for comprehensive and long-lasting quality of the products. Product attributes and performance characteristics, their safety and their operating instructions were all tested. Quality features: Glass lid with aroma function Can also be used as a trivet Ceramic non-stick coating Stainless-steel handles with silicon Approx. 5 mm-thick induction base Suitable for oven cooking up to approx. … Continue reading →
MAY 2013 An investment of about EUR 10 million. Through the acquisition of a „1a” industrial area, in the immediate vicinity of the BAB 3, namely the former SPAR site, as well as the purchase of the adjacent property of the Tönnies company’s meat factory, a total logistics area of 9.3 ha is created. A strategic, trend-setting step of SILAG Handel AG with a visionary look into the future. The total area is located immediately next to the head office of the SILAG Group in Langenfeld.
NOVEMBER 2012 The history of today’s SILAG Handel AG started in 1985 with the founding of Nivella cutlery-parts production in Solingen: 27 years later, it stays true to its roots and sells around 1 million pans of its own brands “Nivella”, “Steinberger” and “KüchenMeister”. Even back then the company’s main goal was to satisfy customers with the highest quality products. None of this has changed even today. Traditionally, the maxim “We offer qualitatively high-value cookware in functional and tasteful designs for households and for ambitious chefs” applies to SILAG. This is a good basis for enjoyment in cooking. The varied range of hardware sets the bar high, especially for households. The range … Continue reading →
JULY 2012 SILAG receives the „Red Dot Award: Product Design”, coveted the world over, for the garden watering design of the future. The North-Rhine Westphalia Design Centre recognised the SILAG product „Carrera Greenmaster Hose Connector” in July 2012 with the „Red Dot Award: Product Design 2012”, a quality seal acknowledged and coveted the world over. In addition to talking purely about style, recognised experts also tested the feel of the products and their functionality and examined the ecological sustainability. The verdict of the international Red Dot Jury: “An ergonomic and needs-driven ease of manageability is what is visualized as a coherent whole in this hose connector.” The design concept (designer Prof. Dr. Klose, Wuppertal) … Continue reading →
JULI 2012 Gravity versus motors. Moving car versus a falling one. Two one-thousand metre courses – one on asphalt, the other in the air. Engines against gravity. Galileo with Pro7 and HeliJet Charter GmbH with the S‑76 carried out the extreme experiment. Which is faster, a driving or a falling car? See for yourself: Pro7 Galileo fake-check-extreme-falling-vs-driving-car-clip
FEBRUARY 2012 The Solingen Investor and businessman Siegfried Lapawa committed himself in grand style to the structural renovation of the listed building the “Tradition House” in Solingen, which used to be the “Tückmantel House”. Investment of €6.5 million eventually flowed into the renovation, extension and preservation of his building project. There were many obstacles to be overcome. “For me it is a large but important investment in preserving the cultural essence of my home town”, explains Siegfried Lapawa. He has now been thanked for that. The Bergische History Association of Solingen, represented by the historian Mrs. Dr. Beate Battenfeld, awarded him this year’s Listed Building Protection Prize 2012 for these efforts. Over two thousand square metres of premium space … Continue reading →
JANUARY 2012 In July last year, a fire of unknown cause devastated the Holland Casino in the heart of Scheveningen – probably the best-known of seaside towns, a few kilometres from the seat of the Dutch royal family, The Hague. The first thing you notice on the beach at Scheveningen is the 381 metre-long pier. Because of the great destruction by the fire, it was decided to demolish the old building. The rubble thus created, classified as hazardous waste, was to be taken by special-purpose vessel for recycling. However, because the water was too shallow, the ship could not approach the jetty. The solution was a freight helicopter operation. December 2011: rough … Continue reading →