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History

pre 2000

The business belongs to Hild Handels AG, a Vienna listed company.

2000

The company is sold to a Dutch Group and delisted.

2002-2004

Hild runs into financial difficulties.

05/2004

The company is acquired by Leithanien Investment which initiates

  • a turnaround programme

  • a change management programme is launched (Project Vulcano).

  • The company is rebranded as the SHT Group.

2005

Frauenthal Holding AG acquires SHT Haustechnik Beteiligungs AG

2006

SAP is introduced.

2007

SHT expands by acquiring Tyrolean firm Hofmann and Salzburg firm Röhrich.

2008/09

SHT becomes the Austrian market leader. It embarks on a EUR 30m five-year investment programme under which it opens three ISC outlets and a Bäderparadies showroom, and introduces a state-of-the-art order-picking system (Y-LOG).

2010

Commissioning of the innovative automatic picking system YLOG in Perchtoldsdorf

2010

A new outlet is opened in Innsbruck, Tyrol.

2011

Manfred Prinz is now part of the management team which is now composed of Beatrix Pollak, Wolfgang Knezek and Manfred Prinz. Hans-Peter Moser joins the Supervisory Board of the SHT.

2012

SHT is awarded the Austrian Logistics Prize of the VNL for the YLOG plant

2012

The SHT is expanding into neighboring countries with the acquisition of plumbing wholesalers Technopoint and Gama Myjava in Slovakia.

2013

Technopoint and Gama become SHT Slovensko

2014

Acquisition of the Austrian wholesaler for plumbing, heating and pipe installation ÖAG AG from the British building materials group Wolseley, at that time No. 2 in the market.

The group, which has now almost doubled in size, will be called the Frauenthal Handel Group.
The sales units remain separate and regional. The Group now operates under the SHT, ÖAG and Kontinentale brands.

2014

SHT is again awarded the Austrian Logistics Prize of the VNL for the FLOW2 system

2014

KnewLedge State Award for Innovative Human Resources Development to SHT (Bluebird Apprenticeship Project)

2016

All services (logistics, finance, personnel, etc.) are transferred to Frauenthal Service and operate for all Frauenthal Handel Group brands

2016

Sale of SHT Slovensko to Woodcote Group, CZ.

2017

Conversion of Frauenthal Service GmbH into Frauenthal Service AG.

2018

The first Frauenthal EXPO at Campus21 (Lower Austria) creates a new industry highlight

2020

The second Frauenthal EXPO in Vienna's Marx Hall breaks all records

2020

Bad & Energy SERVICE - the new partner for measurement and installation

2020

Elektromaterial.at is online!

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