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Haas+Sohn,   one of the leading manufacturers of stoves, fireplaces and range cookers in Europe, opened its new French subsidiary in Lyon in July 2016. As part of its expansion in France, the company wants to move closer to its customers and chose Lyon, particularly for  its strategic location.

Aderly  assisted Haas+Sohn with the subsidiary’s establishment by helping to find suitable premises and recruit staff members. The company chose the heart of the La Part-Dieu business district in World Trade Center Lyon. Management of the branch is entrusted to economist Karim Ouakel, until now manager for France at company headquarters in Puch near Salzburg, Austria.

Today, the company has a staff of more than 420 in Europe and an extensive network of distribution partners. Haas+Sohn offers a wide range of products: wood, pellet, coal-bearing and oil stoves, fireplace sets, range cookers, fireplace inserts, pipes and other equipment and accessories. Its driving force is innovation. To meet future environmental standards, the company is developing connected smart heating technologies, for example, pellet stoves controlled via smartphone.