Companies have both an economic role and a social one. As such, the SHARKGROUP consciously supports charitable associations and provides sponsorship. Our membership in various associations and organisations gives us ideal networks and ensures a cross-border exchange of information.
BodenSchweiz is the leading association of Swiss specialist shops for linoleum, special floor coverings, carpet and parquet flooring. It upholds and promotes the technical, economic and moral interests of its members in particular as well as the reputation of the profession. BodenSchweiz is an association in the classical sense and operates on a non-profit basis.
Strength comes from working together. Swiss manufacturers, importers, retailers and layers of parquet flooring as well as suppliers of auxiliary materials and tools have therefore formed an association: the Interessengemeinschaft Schweizer Parkettmarkt (Swiss Parquet Market Interest Group – ISP).
The aim is to uphold and promote the joint interests of the members and the parquet sector as a whole.
Flooright, the cross-association information platform for the flooring industry, is committed to the wide dissemination of knowledge among tradespeople in German-speaking countries.
Flooright conducts industry-related research and presents its latest findings in a free newsletter and its detailed database. This gives users the latest information about state-of-the-art technology, standards and data sheets as well as useful tips and tricks – all professionally prepared and presented.
As a member of the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA), we have our ear to the global market.
For over 30 years, the organisation has promoted the active, cross-border exchange of information between select players in the flooring industry.
As a member, we are optimally networked with innovative companies in international markets in Europe and overseas. The SHARKGROUP uses this international exchange of information about detailed market structures, valuable market data and partnership-based discussions to offer its customers a needs-oriented and optimised range of products under market-appropriate conditions.
Sponsorship / charities
SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team
It is a partnership that excites all mountain biking fans: since 2010, Direct Handling has supported the successful team led by Rio winner and multi-time World Champion Nino Schurter. The SCOTT-SRAM MTB stars are storming from one success to the next under the guidance of mountain biking legend and team manager Thomas Frischknecht. Direct Handling Managing Director Moritz Mühlebach, himself a passionate mountain biker, has been friends with Thomas Frischknecht since childhood. He is committed to developing young talent in both the sporting world and his company, and is proud to support the incredibly successful team with Direct Handling.
Kinder Spitex Switzerland
Every December, we make a generous donation to a good cause on behalf of each and every one of our employees. In 2019 and 2020, we used this to support Kinder Spitex Switzerland.
Kinder Spitex performs important tasks like providing emergency assistance or care for children with disabilities and chronic diseases that are not covered by insurance companies. The donations are used for non-covered care services, additional work in crisis situations and cases of hardship where the insurance partners do not cover the costs.
Actively responding to an important situation: for almost 20 years, SHARKPROJECT International has taken a purely voluntary role in the protection of sharks through global campaigns and activities with considerable success and impressive commitment. Sharks are essential for maintaining a balanced and healthy marine ecosystem. Here at the SHARKGROUP, we support this organisation out of conviction: within the scope of evolution, sharks have continually adapted and improved. They are fast, agile and strong. These are characteristics that the SHARKGROUP also sees in itself, so what could be more logical than helping to protect our ‘heraldic animal’.