The basis of our success is passion, commitment and trust.
Capital is not everything: For us, partnership and the assumption of responsibility are part of the equation.
The trading relationships have grown organically and are based on trust and the highest professional standards.
Founded by Gustav Schürfeld in 1937, GUSCO is today a full-service provider of forest products such as pulp, paper and wood. The wholly owned subsidiary of the Schürfeld Group is managed by Hendrik Schürfeld, the grandson of the company founder. With its subsidiaries, GUSCO operates mainly in the EMEA region and thus moves a value of goods of more than 500 million euros annually.
After the Second World War, production at the Bausch company (now Surteco) came to a standstill. Gustav Schürfeld was able to restart it. A partnership began.
In 1799, a papermaking mill was built in Neu Kaliß, Mecklenburg. This becomes a company for the chemical refinement of specialty papers. Annual sales of over 700 million euros and almost 4,000 employees worldwide: In the meantime, SURTECO has become a global player in the production of decorative surfaces and technical profiles for the furniture, caravan and boat building industries. The Schürfeld Group accompanies the success story on the Supervisory Board and as the largest single shareholder in the controlling share pool.
Two young entrepreneurs take over a small label company and look for an investor to realize their vision.
The success story of X-label (now All4Labels) began in 1996. Five years after the company was founded, Tim Fiedler and Jan Oberbeck became managing partners and took Jens Schürfeld on board as an investor. Only a short time later, X-label is one of the leading manufacturers of adhesive labels in Europe. This was followed in 2016 by the merger with Baumgarten and RAKO to form the All4Labels Group. This makes the company a global market leader with annual sales of over 500 million euros. In 2019, the sale of the majority shares to the financial investor Triton will take place. The Schürfeld Group continues to be actively represented on the advisory board as a minority shareholder.
Geiger-Notes developed into a hidden champion in the promotional products sector. In 2021, the Schürfeld Group acquired the majority of shares.
Geiger-Notes was founded in 1983 and is now a market-leading, fast-growing manufacturer of promotional paper products. The Mainz-Kastel-based company has grown both organically and through the acquisition of niche specialists. With 280 employees, Geiger-Notes generates sales of more than 30 million euros per year. The Schürfeld Group is represented on the Supervisory Board.
The papermaking tradition of the family business dates back to 1538, and a close cooperation developed with the Schürfeld company.
Drewsen is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty papers and was an early pulp customer of the Schürfeld family. In 1958 Gustav Schürfeld took a stake in the company and ensured continuous modernization. The relationship between the two owner families is still characterized by openness and trust. With over 400 employees, the company generates annual sales of more than 150 million euros.
The Schürfeld Group is represented on the advisory board.