“Strong brands, ideally positioned in the regions”
“The two brick plants are a perfect fit for us,” says Michael Hörl, Managing Partner. “We have a similar product philosophy, we have strong brands and are ideally positioned in the regions.” With the takeover, enormous potential for the future has been opened up. Besides existing and new premium products, synergies in marketing and sales will be used to safeguard long-term economic success at all production bases. Matthias Hörl: “Clay bricks not only have a great tradition, but are also optimally equipped for the future, especially in view of the challenges of climate change and the current market turbulence for some building materials, like timber, for instance.”
Along with Karl Thomas and Martin Schmid, who will continue working as managing directors at Ziegelwerk Schmid, Michael and Matthias Hörl will join the management. The situation is similar at the Wenzel brick plant. Michael and Matthias Hörl will join the management to work with Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Bax, who will continue as managing director at the company.
The brothers Karl Thomas und Martin Schmid are like Rudolf Bax delighted that “All employees will be kept on with a job guarantee. So nothing will change for our customers and business partners. They will in the future, too, be able to shape the market with their accustomed contact persons.”