Our Team
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Far-sighted, diligent, conscientious – our staff members bring their individual traits and skills to the table, adding to the strength of the whole team. Order picking, purchase, IT, customs, sales and logistics – they all work together, executing orders or tackling new challenges  

Elke Prätorius-Schmidt

It is vital for a trader to recognize market changes in time. Previous generations understood that and always found the right moment to take our company to the next level.

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Position:Managing Partner
Zur Person:born 1964, 5. generation of mercantile family Prätorius
Training as merchant in wholesale and foreign trade, MBA
married to Claus-Willy Schmidt since 1992, 2 sons
Finance, administration, HR, strategy
Senate of Economy since 2016, Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne since 2017

Claus-Willy Schmidt

Fairness, reliability and trust.
The traditional business handshake – to us it still counts.

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Position:Managing Partner
Zur Person:born 1958
Employed at Prätorius since 1991
married to Elke Prätorius since 1992, 2 sons
Purchase and sales, strategy
Keeper of the quaich since 2004, Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne since 2017

Facts & Figures

Warehouse capacity, employees and partners... Here is a quick overview of the most important facts about Prätorius.

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Vertriebsmitarbeiter im Innendienst (m/w/d)

Für unseren Standort in Neumünster oder Kappeln suchen wir ab sofort einen Vertriebsmitarbeiter im Innendienst (m/w/d)

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Betreuung von Kunden
  • Eigenveran...
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Ropes, shackles, food - in 1881 Johannes Prätorius founds his trading company in Kappeln with this assortment. In subsequent years Prätorius develops into a typical ship's chandler of that time.

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Ausbildung Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik (m/w/d) / Ausbildungsstart 2024

Die Ausbildung zur Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik (m/w/d) dauert 3 Jahre und startet jeweils im August an unserem Logistikstandort Neumünster. Dir werden alle...

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Our Know-How

We are AOE certified. With the highest of three possible ranks, the certification process attested Prätorius to be working with processes in import, export, customs and logistics that are conforming to the law, transparent and efficient...

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