Today, after 60 years, Schäper Sportgerätebau is known all over the world for quality and good service. Many stadiums in all parts of the world have devices from the Münsterland. The stadiums in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Singapore should be mentioned. Schäper football goals dominate in the Bundesliga, whether at BVB in Dortmund, in the Arena at Schalke or at FC in Cologne.
Quality is tradition at Schäper Sportgerätebau GmbH. For more than 60 years, innovative and high-quality sports equipment have been coming from Münster/Roxel, where Klemens Schäper laid the foundations for today’s business operations as a master carpenter on 1st October 1960, at the age of 27. Klemens Schäper, who was interested in sports and until then was a manufacturer of wooden windows, began to produce goalposts for football and handball – in a much better quality than was usual until then – the horizontal posts no longer sagged. Success was achieved and the number of goals delivered increased. So it was obvious to expand the product range. Bars for the disciplines shot put and long jump were the entry into the world of track and field athletics.
Schäper products were well-known and popular in the mid-60s. The company had to expand its capacities and moved its headquarters within Münster from Gievenbeck to Roxel. In the run-up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the product range and capacity was multiplied. Orders for the Olympic stadium in Munich were placed and the number of employees increased.
In 2012, the W&H Sport company and the associated brand were integrated into the Schäper company. The aim was to address sports retailers with the brand. For this purpose, a special range of products has been developed that is geared to the needs of specialist retailers.