IMA Schelling Group restructures itself

From left: Stefan Gritsch, Wolfgang Rohner and Maximilian Lehner are looking positively into the future (Image: IMA Schelling)

Woodworking machinery manufacturer IMA Schelling Group has recently made a strategic succession plan to consolidate the long-term direction of the company.

According to the group, the Legro Group, the previous main shareholder of the IMA Schelling Group, has spun off the shares in IMA Schelling, Mawera (wood combustion plants) and AAT (biogas plants) from the group and split them into three independent companies.

Wolfgang Rohner, Stefan Gritsch and Guenther Lehner, among other shareholders, continue to be major partners in the three companies.

Maximilian and Guenther Lehner gradually increased their shareholding in IMA Schelling Group to 56.6% and thus take over the majority of the company.

At Mawera and AAT, Wolfgang Rohner and Stefan Gritsch, respectively, will act as majority shareholders in the future, which means that a sustainable succession solution has now been found for all three groups of companies.

The Legro Group will be further developed and is looking for additional commitments in the wood and materials industry as well as sustainable energy solutions.

The restructuring aims to send a clear signal for continuity and stability in IMA Schelling Group. At the same time, it continues to benefit from the industry knowledge and expertise of Wolfgang Rohner, who will move from the operational business to the supervisory board at the end of the year, as Stefan Gritsch did previously.

The group believes that the restructuring will open up new opportunities for growth and innovation, which they will pursue with enthusiasm and determination.