In 1964 the company "Hanseatische Wein- und Sekt-Kontor" was founded by Peter Margaritoff, which was then continued by his son Alexander Margaritoff in 1981 (at that time the turnover amounted to DM 10 million). As a result, many companies in the wine and spirits industry have either taken over the majority or entered into joint ventures (see complete list below). These are z. They are still managed by the previous owners but work closely together in accordance with the "Corporate Governance Code" of Hawesko Holding AG.
The Hawesko Group is Germany's largest trading house for high quality wines. champagne and spirits and one of the most important and largest wine supplier in the world, The company is divided into the three segments E-Commerce (Internet Retail), Retail (Retail) and B2B (Business-to-Business). Entrepreneurial premium wine trade brands are bundled, each with its own clear profile and established market position. There are a total of 18 brands. Through its B2B relationships, the Hawesko Group owns exclusive distribution rights for many of the world's leading top segment wines from well-known wineries.
In the online shop Hawesko.de you can choose from about 2,500 wines from all major growing areas in the world. That's in EuropeBulgaria. Germany. France. Italy. Austria. Portgal and Spain as well as in the New worldArgentina. Australia. Chile. New Zealand. South Africa and USA, Own HAWESKO wine brands are z. B. "Marqués de Sandoval" (Spanish DO Calatayud ) and "Mount Athos From the Holy Mountain (from Tsantali ).
In 2015, the investment company TOCOS of Detlev Meyer (founder of the apparel chain CBR), who since then acts as chairman of the supervisory board, took over the majority stake in the company with 72.6%. This led to the resignation of Alexander Margaritoff as CEO and his retirement as a major shareholder (previously 30%). Since 1998, the Group has been listed under Hawesko Holding AG on the Hamburg Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2018, around 1,000 employees generated sales of 524 million euros. The brands or companies and Internet platforms are:
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