DECEMBER 2011 On 13th January 2012 the former Town Hall and Theatre of Solingen-Gräfrath, which at an investment of €1.5 million has lovingly and with great effort been restored to how it was 140 years ago, was officially inaugurated with a circle of selected guests. The Cloister Room, previously known as the Star Room, is directly adjacent to the upstream Gräfrather Klosterbräu brewery. The Gräfrather Hof Hotel GmbH as the operator thus enjoys an attractive gastronomic supplement that is also accessible to the general public. Some examples of future events planned in the Cloister Room are an Easter and a Christmas bazaar. The Cloister Room is accessed through the foyer into the 300 m² main … Continue reading →
DECEMBER 2011 SILAG Handel AG once again successfully demonstrated its credit worthiness. A few days ago the Federal Bank awarded it with the rating judgment of “eligible for credit” as in previous years. This high-ranking rating process requires intensive checking of annual statements and considers other criteria such as current business development and sector comparability values. The current categorisation is based upon the annual results up until 31st December 2010. SILAG Handel AG was categorised at Level 3 as fully eligible for credit. The rating is valid in principle for a year and will then be tested again. Eligibility for credit means amongst other things that the probability of default on claims in … Continue reading →
DECEMBER 2011 The mega-event for the third time in succession: on the night of 28th to 29th December 2011 it had finally arrived: for the third time in succession, SILAG Handel AG opened the doors to its Warehouse Sales and at 5 minutes past midnight traditionally rang in Germany’s largest fireworks sale. Tonnes of fireworks, all meeting safety regulations, were once again stocked. The throngs of pyrotechnics fans were professionally guided on site by 20 marshals. Liebigstraße was turned into a one-way street with a special traffic-routeing system, and a 20 000 m² car park immediately next to Warehouse Sales was made available for the event ensuring that everything went smoothly. SILAG Handel AG of course surprised … Continue reading →
DECEMBER 2011 German World Champions dominate Formula 1. Between them the duo has won nine titles in the last seventeen years and there are probably more to come. Michael Schumacher, the most popular and most famous of all German sports personalities, is a seven-time World Champion. Twice World Champion Sebastian Vettel is the youngest champion ever. This illustrated book shows you the most exciting and finest moments in these extraordinary careers with fascinating photos and expert texts – a book that will enthuse more than just motor-sport fans. The illustrated book is available for purchase from four thousand Netto branches for just EUR 14.98 from 19th December 2011. With lots of exciting stories, background … Continue reading →
AUGUST 2011 The residential and business building built in 1892 by Julius Tückmantel is one of the most beautiful and one of the last listed buildings in the Solingen city centre. It is located right on the city-centre Market Square and at the bus station and dominates the city landscape. Taking extensive measures for its structural renovation, in 2008 the owner family of Siegfried Lapawa restored the facade and roof back to their original condition with great attention to detail. In the course of the renovation, a dilapidated business premises adjacent to the Tradition House will be replaced in future with a modern building with a natural stone facade and … Continue reading →
AUGUST 2011 Europa Warehouse – SILAG-Europalogistik – change of strategy within SILAG Logistics. SILAG buys an area of about 70 000 m² on Winkelsweg in Langenfeld thereby expanding the Langenfeld site significantly. Utilisation of the previous SILAG premises in Sonnefeld passes to BAUR Versand (Otto Group). By July 2011, 60 000 m² of the SILAG-Europa Warehouse was being rented and occupied by BAUR Versand. BAUR thereby opens a huge reserve store in the SILAG warehouses.
JULY 2011 A spectacular 5000 m² outdoor production by helicopter supported by a superlative sports event: by Formula 1 and the PORSCHE Mobil 1 SUPERCUP. Nürburgring: 23th and 24th July 2011 Pounding heart and adrenaline, high speed and Green Hell, motor-racing and entertainment. There is good reason why the ultimate sports event, the Formula 1 2011 Santander German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, which was heavily attended and extremely media-effective, proved the perfect background for an unusual media-production in the sky. Between Qualifying Sessions in the PORSCHE Mobil 1 SUPERCUP and the Formula 1 and the subsequent races, a special sky advertising event by the BERENTZEN Company could be admired from pole position on the grounds … Continue reading →
FEBRUARY 2011 SILAG Handel AG, based in Langenfeld has rented out to new operators its Europa Warehouse at the site in Sonnefeld (near Coburg) with a storage and logistics area of approx. 75 000 m². 60 000 m² was successfully marketed to BAUR Versand (GmbH & Co. KG) and a further 15 000 m² is going to a multi-national tobacco concern.
JANUARY 2011 The „Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V.” (Federal Music Association e. V.) awarded the “5x Platinum” to Siegfried Lapawa for the first million non-fiction “ICH WEISS WAS!” CDs sold. Never have so many CDs of a children’s non-fiction product been sold in such a short time – 24 months. This is due in no small measure to the fact that in each of the first and second set of Albert E. twelve titles on various subjects were marketed simultaneously. Knowledge-related subjects for children were always traditionally aimed more at a “boy audience” (technology/adventure), but the authors and producers of the Albert E. series “ICH WEISS WAS!” have taken special care to appeal to children irrespective of gender, … Continue reading →
JANUARY 2011 Triumph for SILAG employee Claudia Hürtgen in the desert. (24-hour race in Dubai). Find the details here: