30 november 2023
FABRI further expands the northern german market with the GATZKE FREUDENBERG group
The GATZKE FREUDENBERG Group consists of two companies, Freudenberg GmbH & Co. KG and Gatzke Küchen- und Hausgeräte GmbH, both located in Stade, Lower Saxony. The strengths of these traditional companies, with over 80 years of market experience and 82 employees, are based on three pillars: SPACE, ELECTRO, and LIGHT. The group not only stands for high-quality products but also provides all relevant services from a single source.
"With GATZKE FREUNDENBERG, we are expanding our expertise in the classic electrical sector, with a powerful team of around 60 employees. Additionally, the company acts as a bridge to sophisticated interior concepts. As a full-service provider, customers can feel comfortable, and so can the FABRI Group," says Markus Zübert, CEO of FABRI.
The two managing directors, Olaf and Ralf Gatzke, have been in management for 30 years, establishing the companies as a significant presence in the Greater Hamburg area. The companies have an excellent reputation beyond regional borders, known for expert advice and support. This consistently lived brand understanding is honored this year with the ELMAR Brand Award in the electrical industry. The company is also a popular employer among young people in the region, with the GATZKE FREUDENBERG Group currently training 12 young talents.
For the two managing directors, it was crucial that the group's traditional values - reliability, personality and quality awareness - continue to be fundamental and lived in the future. "Out of this responsibility to employees and customers, we sought a strong partner and found it with the FABRI Group. Together, we can plan and implement the topic of company succession in the long term," says Ralf Gatzke.