In 1997 the Makro stores in Europe were sold. Since then SHV has continued to invest in her LPG companies worldwide and expanded Makro in South America. Several Makro activities in Asia were sold. Makro Thailand is growing further. The scrap metal processing activities of TSR were sold in 2006, followed by the David J. Joseph Company in 2008.
The group was further strengthened by NPM Capital, a private equity company, Mammoet, a specialist heavy-lifting and transport company and ERIKS, an industrial service provider. Also, the first steps have been made in renewable energy.
Although the face of SHV has changed over time, the entrepreneurial spirit that has shaped the company throughout the years still flourishes today.