An ideal case for the senior director, who died in 2017, is his son Ulrich, who joined the company in 1997 and, with his expertise, has since risen to become the managing director of the sports equipment manufacturer. As a master precision mechanic and state-certified technician in mechanical engineering, Ulrich Schäper is in no way inferior to his father.
In 2002, the company was expanded again and production was modernised. Since 2004 his daughter Cornelia Hesse (née Schäper) and son-in-law Dr. Josef Hesse have also been working for the company. As graduates in business administration, Dr. Josef and Cornelia Hesse are continuing to develop and expand customer management at Schäper in order to be able to meet the constantly increasing number of customers and the often-complex customer requirements in the future. The aim here is not “simply” to sell sports equipment, but to provide them with all-round support. Services such as purchase and on-site advice, assembly and disassembly are now part of the company’s range of services and form the basis for the high level of satisfaction of the company’s customers.
Today, after 60 years, Schäper Sportgerätebau is known throughout the world for quality and good service. Many stadiums on all continents have equipment from the Münsterland region. These include the stadiums in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Singapore. Schäper football goals dominate the German Bundesliga, whether at the BVB in Dortmund, the Arena auf Schalke or the FC in Cologne.