German Tow-tractor Giants Join Forces

The two giants of the German tow-tractor industry, Goldhofer and SCHOPF
are no longer competitors after Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft of Memmingen announced it has taken over the SCHOPF group, which is headquartered in Ostfildern near Stuttgart.  The group includes SCHOPF Maschinenbau GmbH and SCHOPF ROFAN GmbH, which together have a workforce of about 160 employees.
When signing the contract for the acquisition in Memmingen. Stefan Fuchs, Goldhofer’s CEO commented: “I am delighted to report that the SCHOPF Group’s partners, Dr Hermann Brüggemann and Claus Haubeil, have decided to entrust to our care a corporation that is one of the global players in the international airport industry.  We are
very much aware of the responsibility that we have for the employees in Ostfildern.  At the same time we offer them the opportunity to join us in further consolidating the group’s leading market position in the field of ground support equipment.”
More detailed information about this story will appear in the March edition of Airports
International magazine.
From left to right: Hubert Schaller and Franz Bilmayer(Management Board Goldhofer AG), Dr. Hermann Brüggemann (Managing Director SCHOPF Maschinenbau GmbH), Stefan Fuchs (CEO Goldhofer AG), Claus Haubeil (Finance Director SCHOPF Maschinenbau GmbH). (Photo: Goldhofer)