ON COURSE FOR PROFITABLE GROWTH
Wine is on an upward trend around the globe – particularly the premium segment has been growing continuously for years. The Hawesko Group sells leading premium wines and champagnes not only in Germany, but increasingly in neighboring countries as well. The integration of retail, wholesale and distance selling gives us a unique market position. Our business segments inspire each other and each is a leader in its market.
Approximately € 8 billion is the estimated size of the very fragmented German wine market, led by Hawesko, roughly one third of which comprises the specialty trade as well as the restaurant and catering trade – important target groups for us.
The Hawesko Group deals exclusively in high-quality wines in the premium segment of the German market.
In Europe approximately two-thirds of the wine trade is handled. The Hawesko Group focusses on these countries.
The Group is market leader in the upmarket segment and its market share has been growing for many years – thanks to high standards of service and a high-calibre range.
Since becoming a Hawesko subsidiary in mid-2009, Globalwine AG has been building up its market position e.g. through exclusive distribution of Taittinger champagne in Switzerland.
With Wein & Co. the Hawesko Group complements - since October 2018 - its portfolio with a top retail brand in the end-customer segment.
Global Wines & Spirits is striving to become the most important market player in the Czech Republic.
The Wine Company: Mail-order wine sales from Hamburg since the end of 2010.
THE HAWESKO HOLDING MANAGEMENT BOARD
The Hawesko Management Board runs the company on its own responsibility and represents it in business dealings with third parties. The Supervisory Board is informed regularly, promptly and comprehensively by the Management Board about all matters pertaining to planning, business development and risks which are relevant to the company.
THE SUPERVISORY BOARD
The Supervisory Board advises and monitors the Management Board. The Supervisory Board members are informed on a monthly basis of key financial data in a planning and prior year comparison including explanations via a clearly defined reporting system. There are four regular meetings of the entire Supervisory Board per year as well as additional meetings of its committees.
The Supervisory Board maintains a Human Resources Committee and a Nomination Committee as well as an Audit and Investment Committee, each with three members, which carry out the functions entrusted to them on behalf of the entire Supervisory Board.
Thomas R. Fischer
Dr Jörg Haas
Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker
Placing the customer at the center of our activities and philosophy – that’s the fundamental policy of the Hawesko Group. From the beginning – whether in a garage in Hamburg in 1964 or in a rustic shop in Düsseldorf in 1974 – we have consistently pursued this course. It is still the basis of our success today.
Hawesko Holding AG is committed to responsible company management and supervision directed towards increasing the value of the company. The transparency of the company’s principles as well as the presentation of its ongoing development are to be assured in order to create, maintain and strengthen confidence in the company among customers, business partners and shareholders.