SÜLZLE is stationing itself in France: The company group, based in the Wurttemberg town of Rosenfeld, has taken over the French company, Sotralentz Construction, with effect from 12th December 2016. The special wire mesh manufacturer is part of the insolvent Sotralentz Group and, along with its headquarters in Drulingen, Alsace, has a further production facility in Montchanin, Burgundy. With the Société Nouvelle Sotralentz Construction, which has been established especially for the takeover, SÜLZLE is securing the future of around 150 employees and is additionally accessing customers in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.
Sotralentz Construction has decades of experience in the manufacture and design of individual reinforcing meshes for reinforced concrete – with particular expertise in special meshes and segmental liners for tunnel construction. The medium-size company has earned an outstanding reputation in this market and has a loyal customer base. This also includes the SÜLZLE Group. “We are glad that our decision has enabled us to secure the ongoing survival of Sotralentz Construction and to continue to offer customers the services that they have become accustomed to,” explains Heinrich Sülzle, SÜLZLE Group proprietor. The steel specialist is thus strategically expanding its portfolio in the field of standard and reinforcement meshes for tunnel construction and, in doing so, is counting on the synergies of the collaboration that has existed for many years.
SÜLZLE and Sotralentz Construction also have great commonality with regard to values and philosophy. “Our company group represents tradition, quality and a high degree of customer orientation,” asserts Heinrich Sülzle. “It is just the same with Sotralentz – this is another reason why we go well together.”SÜLZLE is taking over around 150 employees at the two sites. In Germany, the Group already has around 700 employees at 16 locations. “For us, this is a great opportunity to station ourselves in France and it is also an investment in the future,” emphasises Sülzle.