The headquarters of Schwalbe is located in the "Upper Bergian" region, east of Cologne. This has been our home ever since Schwalbe was founded. We feel closely connected to this region. That is why we involve ourselves locally. An example of our engagement is handball and one of its traditional clubs, VFL Gummersbach.

It is the best-known handball team in Germany – with an illustrious name that is respected all over Europe. For many years, the professionals and all junior teams had to play in a sports hall that no longer met international requirements with regard to sports events.

We from Schwalbe campaigned intensively to have this changed. Since Summer 2013, the VFL Gummersbach, as well as the Bundesliga table-tennis team TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt, has been playing in an ultramodern sports and events location. Here, top-class sports can be played at the highest international level. At the same time, the hall is an excellent venue for grassroots and school sports. The modern building complex in the centre of the city of Gummersbach is a sports ambassador for our region – its name: the SCHWALBE ARENA.