Offbeat The circle of billionaires: Many world market leaders are at home in the district of Gütersloh
China stops poultry imports from Tyson due to new corona cases
Beijing, Jun 21 (Reuters) - China suspends imports of poultry from a listed US meat processor, Tyson, after a corona attack on a farm. The customs authorities announced this on their website on Sunday. According to the information, a slaughterhouse in Springdale in the US state of Arizona is affected, where there have been an accumulation of corona cases among employees. Tyson didn't want to speak at first.
The district of Gütersloh, which is known a lot because of the Corona outbreak, has an enormous density of family-run companies with billions in sales. The Tönnies slaughterhouse is only a well-known name.
Measured in terms of sales and the number of employees, the Bertelsmann Group is the largest company in the Gütersloh district. In 2019, more than 126,000 employees generated around 18 billion euros worldwide with media, books and services.
The RTL Group as a subsidiary with its TV channels RTL and Vox as well as Gruner + Jahr with titles such as “Stern” and “Brigitte” are among the best-known brands. The business also includes printers and service providers such as call centers. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is the largest shareholder in the group. The Mohn family has everything in hand.
Schalke 04 - Fan demo also against Clemens Tönnies: "Schalke is not a slaughterhouse"
© Getty Images For Clemens Tönnies it could also be tight on Schalke. The supervisory board boss, who is currently fighting privately for the survival of his meat empire, has moved into the crosshairs of the fans. The Ultras have broken their long silence and give the entrepreneur a complicity in the crisis. "Schalke is not a slaughterhouse! Against the disassembly of our club," is the pithy motto of several fan organizations that have announced a demonstration for Saturday. At 3.30 p.m., when
Tönnies, based in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, generated more than 7 billion euros in sales in the meat business for the first time in 2019. The family company slaughtered 20.8 million pigs worldwide. In Germany the number of slaughter even increased slightly by 0.5 percent to 16.7 million pigs. At 52 percent, just over half of it is exported.
The sales growth - before the Corona crisis - despite internationally stagnating slaughter numbers, the company with 16,500 employees attributed to the export business. Two family tribes each hold 50 percent of the shares.
Miele in Gütersloh is also run by two families. With more than 20,000 employees worldwide, the company produces household appliances such as washing machines and cookers. In the 2018/19 financial year, the premium manufacturer had sales of 4.2 billion euros.
Gelsenkirchen approves fan demo on Schalke: Under conditions
The authorities in Gelsenkirchen have approved the announced demonstration of Schalke supporters on Saturday. A maximum of 2,000 visitors are admitted, and participants must also comply with hygiene regulations, WAZplus reported on Wednesday. Various fan groups had asked to participate in a human chain around the Berger Feld club area with the Veltins Arena parallel to the Bundesliga away game of the Bundesliga soccer club FC Schalke 04 in Freiburg (3.30 p.m. / Sky).
CLAAS from Harsewinkel is the world market leader in the production of combine harvesters. In 2018/2019, the company with 11,448 employees worldwide generated sales of agricultural machinery, including tractors, of EUR 3.89 billion.
kitchen manufacturer NOBILIA is the market leader in Germany. The family-owned company from Verl with around 3700 employees generated around 1.3 billion euros in 2019.
The fashion manufacturer GERRY WEBER got into trouble long before the corona crisis. The company, based in Halle, had to cut another 200 of the 3,000 jobs worldwide after an insolvency procedure had been overcome due to the corona crisis. In 2017/2018, sales of women's fashion were still at 797 million euros. Even before the Corona crisis, Gerry Weber had only expected sales of around EUR 380 million. (dpa)
Controversial slaughterhouse boss Tönnies resigns from Schalke .
© Reuters / INA FASSBENDER Meat producer Toennies poses at the Toennies plans in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck Düsseldorf (Reuters) - The boss of the meat company of the same name, which is at the center of the Corona outbreak in the Gütersloh district , Clemens Tönnies, will step down from his post as chairman of the supervisory board of the Bundesliga club Schalke 04.