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The History and Downfall of a German Wholesale Company "Wollschläger" - Part 1

What are the lessons learned from the history of one of the largest wholesale companies from Germany that went down? This is part one of the extremely interesting history of the Wollschläger Group.

How one of the biggest German industrial distributors went down – 79 Years of the Wollschläger Group.

In 1961, a 14-year-old ambitious young individual, Frank, sat alone in a car near an industrial building. He was cold. The region around Bochum is chilly in winter, with temperatures below 5°C on average. Coming from Gdańsk (Danzig in German) two years ago, he was now waiting for his father.

Heinz Wollschläger, was a successful company founder and businessman visiting a new customer. He had founded his company in 1937, before Frank was born, in Danzig, close to the former Poland border. Like many entrepreneurs, his story began in a garage.

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