The Brueder Schlau Group can look back on more than 100 years of successful business history. With more than 200 locations, Hammer is now one of the leading interior design companies in Germany. Schlau is established as a leading wholesale partner for the crafts trade as well as specialised stores. We design living spaces for our Hammer customers with a wide range of products and innovations and are a solid partner for our professional customers.

This unique path to success is one that we, as a family-owned business and multiple award-winning instructor, would like to take along with you, whether you are an trainee or an intern, a career newcomer or an experienced professional in your field of expertise.

The key to our success is the people who work for us. We treat them with respect and appreciation and support each individual in developing their potential to the fullest. We offer a comprehensive range of opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible hours and an excellent work-life balance.

Let us go on this journey together!

Our powerful brands

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Hammer Beratung

Hammer specialist stores are among the top addresses throughout Germany when it comes to interior design. We design living spaces for millions of people with high-quality paints, wallpapers, curtains, sun protection systems, floor coverings, carpets, bathroom fittings, beds and home accessories. Hammer focuses on a successful selection, high-quality products, optimum availability of goods, an appealing price-performance ratio, a unique range of services and highly trained employees.

At present, Hammer employs more than 5,500 qualified specialists for its all-round service – in addition to the experts in the specialist stores, also in the handicraft sector. Consequently, we are not only one of the largest employers of interior decorators, floor layers as well as upholstery and decoration sewers in Germany, but also ensure our high standard of quality and reliability.

Hammer cultivates a corporate culture that focuses on humanity and team spirit in addition to a high level of commitment. Our success proves us right: more than 200 Hammer specialist stores have been opened since the company was founded in 1976.

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At Schlau, trade and craft businesses will find paints, wallpapers, floor coverings, tools, construction chemicals, ETICS and accessories at attractive prices. Schlau always delivers the products needed for the various professional projects promptly and reliably.

We cooperate with all major brand suppliers and dispose of one of the largest and most versatile assortments of interior design. Schlau ensures professional advice and contact on site, individual support and assistance for project plans with its excellently trained and professionally experienced field service. More than 60 trade and craftmen’s markets in Germany additionally ensure spatial proximity to the customers. All products for daily work are in stock there. Our trained employees provide advice on topics such as new products, areas of application and qualities and are always willing to answer detailed questions. This makes Schlau one of the most important wholesalers in the sector. Our customers also have access to many services that are tailored to their specific needs. From delivery to the construction site through paint-mixing service and innovative shopfitting as well as product presentation modules up to marketing support.

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Here you will find information highlighting a selection of the benefits we offer at our various locations.

Company Pension Plan

Plan ahead! Supplementing your government pension with an additional private and company pension is becoming increasingly important. We therefore offer every employee attractive coverage at a special rate.

Disability Provision

You will receive protection for your income in the event of an occupational disability. Take advantage of extremely favourable premiums thanks to collective conditions. Admission into the pension plan is attained without a health check.

Group Accident Insurance

To provide some relief in difficult times, the Brueder Schlau Group has taken out group accident insurance for all employees, free of charge.

Occupational Health and Safety

A secure and healthy working environment is important to us. We safeguard you against accidents and illnesses with occupational safety measures.

Operational Integration Management

If you are absent from work for a longer period of time due to health reasons, we will support you in returning to your workplace. If necessary, we can redesign existing workplaces or find a suitable new environment.

Bicycle Leasing

Saddle up! Together with JobRad, we turn bikes and e-bikes into company transportation. Your advantage: Comfort and savings for your wallet.

External Employee Counseling

With our partner "Corrente Consulting Services" we provide you with competent advice and support for every situation in life. We take responsibility! The consultation is free of charge for employees.

Health Activities and Preventive Measures

With regular offers and campaigns on topics such as exercise, relaxation and nutrition, the company's in-house health management team provides you with support.

Health Platform

The company's health portal was created in cooperation with 'DAK Health' and 'Topfit' and provides a wealth of inspiring information on the subject of health. The app clearly summarises the extensive in-house offerings as well as competitions.

Capital-forming Benefits

We help you save, and capital-forming benefits (VL or VWL) make it possible. As your employer, we offer an additional cash benefit within the group of companies.

Employee Discounts and Extras

You will receive an employee discount on our entire assortment so you can customise your home at special rates.

Staff Canteen*

* at our Corporate Headquarters in Porta Westfalica
Fresh meals are prepared daily in our company canteen at our headquarters in Porta Westfalica. A salad bar is also available. Whether you are a meat lover, vegetarian or dessert fan - we have something for everyone.

Complimentary Beverages

Drinking enough water promotes health, so we offer bubbly refreshment from our water dispensers.

Staff Events

Joint Christmas parties and events connect us with each other.

Development Programs and Further Training Opportunities

Continuing education for our employees is important to us. We support you on your individual career path through a wide range of training courses and various customised development programs.

Management Development

Effective leadership is the be-all and end-all on the road to success. With practice-oriented training and individual coaching, we support you in this challenging task.


With over 200 retail locations nationwide, Hammer is now one of the largest interior design companies. Brueder Schlau Group was able to strengthen its position as a leading wholesale partner and today distributes its products throughout all of Germany. In more than 60 crafts markets, we offer everything needed for day-to-day work, especially for regional crafts customers and the specialised trade. The company’s headquarters and central administration are in Porta Westfalica and the individual branches throughout Germany are overseen from here.

Our logistics center is adjacent to the corporate headquarters. Cooperation with the central warehouses in Ostrau and Wustermark ensures rapid supply to our wholesale customers and all retail locations.


Hammer Presents a Gift to New Parents

The birth of a child is a very special time – especially for the parents, of course. In order to support them during this exciting time and to bring them even more joy, we, as a group of companies, have entered into a cooperation with the ‘Kinderschutzbund’ (Child Protection Association) of Minden-Bad Oeynhausen with our strong Hammer brand.

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Safety First: Training New Fire Protection Assistants

In December 2022, employees of the Brueder Schlau Group received special instruction in fire protection. Both theoretical and practical, participants learned everything they needed to know about fire protection and firefighting.

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Schlau Markt Cottbus

New Location for Schlau in Cottbus

The Schlau Crafts Market in Cottbus opened its doors to crafts businesses and the specialised trade from October 27, 2022 at “Am Gewerbepark 10”. After a short renovation period, the wholesaler moved into its new premises – only 10 minutes away from their previous location.

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Hammer Markt Naumburg

Hammer Specialist Store opens in Naumburg

The Hammer family is growing: A new Hammer Specialist Store opened on 20. October 2022 on Overwegstraße 17. Customers here can now expect the latest trends and current products from the field of interior design.

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Hammer Presents a Gift to New Parents
Safety First: Training New Fire Protection Assistants
New Location for Schlau in Cottbus
Hammer Specialist Store opens in Naumburg


Do you have any questions about our job offers and career opportunities or would you like to share something with us?

Our recruiting team is looking forward to receiving your e-mail and are happy to help you in any way they can.

Stephanie Krach


05731 765-256

Hannah Kleinert


05731 765-291

Elisa Drechsler

Team Assistant Recruiting

05731 765-624

Martina Trensch-Michalke

Team Management Recruiting

05731 765-835


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