After 42 years in the steel business, the senior boss has more than earned his retirement. The turbulence over the decades has made Wilhelm Flender more relaxed over time. "If you get nervous about a global economic crisis like the last one in 2009, you've already lost," says the savvy strategist.
The founder of the company will withdraw completely from day-to-day operations on March 1, 2020; However, as an important advisor, the team remains a reliable contact.
In 2017 the Slovakian success story of Flender-Stahl in Bratislava began.
It was Lucia Grachova, who did an excellent job in this Slovak office from the beginning, and now the time has come for another powerful reinforcement.
Mária Mačugová is currently completing the "training program" at the main location in the Sauerland region and will be there for Eastern European customers from July 1st in the Bratislava office.
The cheerful Mária was most recently employed by an American company and is therefore the perfect contact not only in her mother tongue, but also in English. The entire Flender team is happy about the new addition. Welcome, Mária!
Flender-Stahl is a forward looking company, not based on coincidences. In terms of strategic company development, they can list a new shareholder.
The 44-year old CEO, Korina Flath, shown her loyality to the company for 22 years now, became new shareholder with the beginning of 2019.
Thus Markus Flender underlines the over two decades of loyality of his closest colleague. “The female intuition in a market dominated by men is one of our strength. Korina is totally specialist in this league. Therefore I´m very satisfied to have her “completely on board” now!”
The proximity to our customers and reliability is the core responsibility of our daily business. So, we are glad to introduce our new office in East Europe. To be closer to our business partners in that area we opened an office in Bratislava in Slovakia. Our new teamer Ing. Lucia Grachová takes care of all your concerns in the countries Slovakia, Czechia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. Welcome in our team, Lucia!