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IMA Schelling group, one of the global leader in the wood, plastics and metalworking industries, has recently made a strategic succession plan to consolidate the long-term direction of the company.
The LEGRO Group GmbH, the previous main shareholder of the IMA Schelling Group, has spun off the shares in IMA Schelling, MAWERA (wood combustion plants) and AAT (biogas plants) from the group and split them into three independent companies. Wolfgang Rohner, Stefan Gritsch and Guenther Lehner – among other shareholders – continue to be major partners in the three companies.
Lehner family takes over majority of shares
Maximilian and Guenther Lehner gradually increase their shareholding in IMA Schelling Group to 56.6% and thus take over the majority of the internationally active plant engineering company. At MAWERA and AAT, Wolfgang Rohner and Stefan Gritsch, respectively, will act as majority shareholders in the future, which mean that a sustainable succession solution has now been found for all three groups of companies. The LEGRO Group GmbH will be further developed and is looking for additional commitments in the wood and materials industry as well as sustainable energy solutions.
Commitment to a long-term success story
With this restructuring, IMA Schelling Group is sending a clear signal for continuity and stability. At the same time, it continues to benefit from the industry knowledge and expertise of Wolfgang Rohner, who will move from the operational business to the supervisory board at the end of the year, as Stefan Gritsch did previously. The restructuring opens up new opportunities for growth and innovation, which IMA Schelling Group will pursue with enthusiasm and determination.
IMA Schelling – the perfect solution for every idea
The IMA Schelling Group develops, designs and manufactures machinery and plant for woodworking, plastics and metalworking companies. Its customers include international furniture manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and family-run carpentry businesses with exacting requirements. The company draws on over 100 years’ experience when developing its innovative processing solutions for the most advanced networked production lines, tailored to individual customer needs – right through to fully automated batch size 1 systems.