Us as an employer

Welcome at Schäferbarthold, the innovative wholesaler for automotive spare parts and accessories. As an internationally acting providing wholesaler we serve our customers in more than 70 countries - here we focus on authorized dealers and workshops, regional wholesalers as well as specialized retailers.

Already in 1924  the cornerstone for this development has been laid in Minden. Today we are one of the big distributors of the sector and serve our customers from our central location in Porta Westfalica.

The priority business objective is to find appreciation in the market by service. To achieve this there are currently more than 250 committed and qualified employees and apprentices supporting our customers. In exchange for their competent commitment we offer a challenging and diversified employment including a high personal responsibility, an attractive working environment with a very good and creative atmosphere and a high social responsibility within our common targets.

We offer vacant positions and apprenticeship training frequently. Please visit our current advertisements on our website. Gladly we also expect your unsolicited application.

Dr. Christian Schäferbarthold

Managing Partner

Company policy

The reason that Schäferbarthold as a family managed company can grow successfully for more than 90 years is the effective teamwork of many people with varying talents. Therefore it is only consistent to regard our employees as the key factor for our common company success. Particularly we are proud to honor a high number of employees every year who work for us for 25, 40 or even 50 years.

At Schäferbarthold you work in a company with an open business culture, flat hierarchies and efficient processes that enable quick decisions. As our employees are our major resources we emphasize the following in our daily association:

  • Openness - Qualified employees are the foundation of our company. Their own opinions are demanded and respected. This not only our employees but also our customers appreciate because they benefit from our individual approaches.
  • Further development - We offer our employees all possibilities for basic and advanced training that further them professionally and secure highest quality for us.
  • Identification - Our employees shall feel comfortable at our company. They shall be able - also in stressful situations - to work joyfully. Our flexible working schedules help to connect and realize professional and private goals.

The concrete results of our common actions become evident in the bond with our our customers, the responsibility for our employees, the understanding for our trading partners, in the trust to our suppliers and particularly in the high appreciation of our services.

Creativity that pays off - the conceptional management

Their own employees' ideas are the drive of every company. This is the reason why we count on our employees' creativity whose suggestions we honor gladly.

Not only this incentive but also the responsibility and the employees' consciousness towards their job lead to a continuous quality improvement of all processes and our service in total.

Committed employees who look closely, who contribute their thoughts and want to be part of the company's success are essential for us. This is the only way to receive those numerous ideas to improve our business processes or even lead to new business areas which have been implemented many times. Our employees have the possibility to help shaping the company actively.


"Not with inventions but with improvements you make a fortune."

Henry Ford

Company pension scheme

Who is retiring has to accept a bitte loss of income. The gap between the last salary and the state pension will be even bigger in future. This will mean a net pension of less than 50 % of the last net salary then.

The company pension scheme via Schäferbarthold offers our employees a possibility to bridge this gap. We support our employees with building up an additional pension, take care of the administration and pay into their precaution annually. In addition the employees have the possibility to increase their pension by adding their own contributions.

Workplace health management

The basis for a successful company is a motivated and healthy staff. The workplace health management provides a complex, effective and of course systematic control of all health activities to enable healthy working and an optimal job performance.  

As health prevention is a huge part of our company culture it is also part of our quality management process and includes i.a.:

  • work and health protection
  • job-related rehabilitation management 
  • internal health promotion
  • human resources management

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