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• Business operations to continue without restriction
• Employee salaries guaranteed for three months thanks to insolvency substitute benefits
By an order of 14 November 2019, the Local Court of Stuttgart appointed Mr Ilkin Bananyarli from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as the provisional insolvency administrator for Stambera Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH. The long-established enterprise from Fellbach, near Stuttgart, had to file for insolvency due to liquidity problems caused by a decline in orders. This was due to a change in the market away from orders for individual machines towards major projects under general contractors. Such projects are out of the reach of the company given the volumes involved.
In the past few days, the PLUTA administrator has obtained an initial overview of the company’s current situation. Mr Bananyarli said: “The company’s business operations have been maintained without restrictions since the application was filed, and all orders are being processed as planned. Employee salaries are guaranteed for a period of three months thanks to specific substitute benefits provided under German insolvency law.” Mr Bananyarli and the management team are currently in discussion with customers and suppliers.
Stambera Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH based in Fellbach has specialised in packaging and special-purpose machines for the packaging industry for around 50 years. The company designs, develops and manufactures custom palletisers, pallet handling systems, feeding systems and special designs for many different products. This equipment is used in the food, confectionery, detergent, animal feed, cat litter and construction powder industries, among others. Internationally, the company has already implemented a number of projects. The second-generation family business is currently managed by Steffi Stambera and employs 15 people.
Restructuring expert Mr Ilkin Bananyarli has extensive experience in company restructuring and insolvency administration. He has been appointed as the administrator for the Rexer Group, among others. In 2018, he succeeded in finding an investor for the Gewa Tower in Fellbach. Moreover, he was also appointed as the administrator for several companies in the Stuttgart-based Häussler Group.