After 16 years as Managing Director, Werner KĂ¶pff passed the baton on to Michael Gubisch in 2005, who had already been successfully driving forward the company's international orientation since 2002. This also includes the adaptation of the company name to international requirements: The "Ing. Wolfgang SchĂ¤fer GmbH" becomes the "SCHAEFER GmbH".
SCHAEFER succeeds in keeping pace with the rapid worldwide development: The opening of the production and distribution site in Abrera
(Spain) in 2009, three years later, "SCHAEFER Elevator Components Inc." was founded in Canada. Already in the following year the SCHAEFER subsidiary in Milan was opened. The heart of the company, the
Laiz site, will be strengthened by the completion of the production hall extension. Within a decade, the number of employees at the headquarters has increased from 140 to 220. In 2014, SCHAEFER can look back on half a century of experience, development and growth. As a strong medium-sized company and future-oriented technology leader, the positive further development is supported and shaped by a strong workforce, driven by the pioneering spirit of the first hour.