Brands

MÜHLE

Traditionally forward-looking

The owner and producer of the MÜHLE brand is Hans-Jürgen Müller GmbH & Co. KG. Our pioneering medium-sized enterprise is based in Stützengrün, Saxony, and our products are distributed worldwide. Both the location and the employees are characterised by a genuine passion for wet shaving. Our business has been owner-managed – now in the third generation – since 1945. Our actions are driven by an affinity with nature and a desire for the very highest quality. Expert know-how and pioneering spirit flow into every product, whether it be a handcrafted unique item or serially produced goods. We dedicate ourselves just as successfully to the distribution of other international brands for body care and beauty. As a member of the Environmental Alliance of Saxony we are committed to sustainability and cooperate with suppliers who uphold the same high standards.





Zippo

The Zippo timeline begins in the early 1930s, at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Mr. Blaisdell watched a friend awkwardly using a cumbersome Austrian-made lighter. The lighter worked well, even in the wind, due to the design of the chimney. But its appearance was utilitarian. Its use required two hands, and its thin metal surface dented easily.

Late in 1932, he decided to refashion the Austrian lighter. Mr. Blaisdell fabricated a rectangular case and attached the top of the lighter to the case with a hinge. He retained the chimney design which protected the flame under adverse conditions. The result was a lighter that looked good and was easy to operate. The first Zippo lighter, currently displayed at the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, was produced in early 1933 and sold for $ 1.95 each. And, from the very beginning, they were backed by Mr. Blaisdell’s unconditional lifetime guarantee – “It works or we fix it free. :tm:” The name “Zippo” was created by Mr. Blaisdell. He liked the sound of the word “zipper” so he formed different variations of the word and settled on “Zippo,” deciding that it had a “modern” sound.


SIGG

THE ORIGINAL. SINCE 1908.

Born in Switzerland over 100 years ago, SIGG today refreshes the world with stunning design and excellent quality. Its Swiss Made, reusable aluminium bottles are much more than drinking vessels. They are artists’ canvases with some masterpieces earning a place in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Their light weight and practicality qualify them as vital equipment for adrenalin-hungry mountaineers. At lower altitudes, film stars and super models confirm their status as a ‘must-have’ lifestyle accessory. And with 100% recyclability designs, continual innovation and products for all ages and tastes, SIGG proves it has a real thirst for tomorrow…





MAG-LITE

ONE MAN'S ABIDING COMMITMENT

Every flashlight made by Mag Instrument, Inc., represents one man’s abiding commitment to product quality, and to the cause of keeping flashlight-industry manufacturing jobs in America.

A champion of free enterprise and U.S.-based manufacturing, Anthony Maglica is the president of Mag Instrument, Inc. and the creator of the MAGLITE:registered: flashlight, now an icon of classic American design.

Armed with only his talent, his determination and his reverence for hard work, Tony Maglica set out in pursuit of the American Dream when he founded Mag Instrument in 1955. When he went on to design and manufacture a product that revolutionized an industry, he realized that Dream in full. In his ongoing pursuit of innovative technology, quality products, design and the customer service to back them up, Mr. Maglica has found a strategy that not only creates worldwide demand for his own company’s products, but can also, he believes, help other American companies to build worldwide demand for their products while preserving American manufacturing jobs.


PB Swiss Tools

The success story began in 1878 in Wasen in the Swiss Emmental. Back then, the forge produced nose rings for the restraint of steers, but also whisks for the army and mouse traps for farmers. In 1916, the founder of the company, Paul Baumann, took over the forge and established the family-owned company PB Baumann GmbH. It has been producing tools since 1940. The renowned first screwdriver with the red transparent handle was developed by Max Baumann Sr. It is still a component of our product range today which we have been exporting successfully for 60 years now. Today, the pros of the industry and the do-it-yourselfers in mode than 70 countries select our premium tools.

Since 2011, we have been expanding the diversification of our assortment with medical instruments: OPERACE, the new instruments for removing metal, ensure gentle surgical procedures, short operating and recovery times.


AireX

Airex AG is a leader in the field of closed-cell specialty foam materials and the global market leader in gymnastics mats with the AIREX® brand. The company is backed by more than 50 years of experience in the foam technology field. Tested materials and proven Swiss quality in the manufacturing process guarantee product durability – even under tough conditions. AIREX® brand products meet or exceed current legal regulations in regards to materials and accident prevention measures. Next to the gymnastics products, Airex AG also assumes a leading role in the fields of sandwich core materials for the wind energy, marine, transportation and industrial markets (AIREX® and BALTEK brands) as well as creative board materials for the display market (FOREX brand). Airex AG is part of the 3A Composites business unit, which belongs to the listed company Schweiter Technologies AG.


Princeton Tec

At Princeton Tec, we've been pioneering new technologies and building lights since 1975. And yes, you could say it's been quite a ride. In our pursuit to be the world's best, we've travelled the earth by ocean, by air, by bike and by foot. We've consulted great athletes, scaled mountains, traversed the poles, touched the ocean floors and rolled two wheels on every continent. We are constantly inspired by what our ever evolving environments have to offer and the human spirit that challenges us to tackle them. This spirit, our spirit, motivates us to push technology and design, so that we can ensure that you have, not only the best lighting solutions, but solutions where technology is applied and the performance makes sense for how you use them.


P.A.C. Original

Made in Germany is not just lip service, but a labor of love for us: the PAC Original multifunctional scarves are manufactured in Germany, even though today is generated virtually no clothing more in Germany. While Germany formerly part of the world's one of the most important textile suppliers, its significance has since the early 1960s, driven by the strong competition from the Far East by the prevailing low wages - strongly decreased.


EDERLID

EDELRID was founded by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder in 1863. At first, the company made braids and cords. Julius Edelmann was a salesman and mountaineer, Carl Ridder a technician, who specialised in braiding machines. The faces might have changed over the years but EDELRID remains an innovative and creative company to this day. In 1953 EDELRID invented the kernmantel rope and revolutionised the world of climbing. Materials and production techniques were constantly improved and then 11 years later, EDELRID produced a rope capable of withstanding multiple falls – the forerunner of the modern dynamic climbing rope. Climbing has never looked back since.


THULE

In 1942, Thule Group was founded by the Thulin family, when Erik Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a so called pike fishing trap (a fishing gear) that he designed and began to sell to the fisherman of Scandinavia. It wasn’t long before he added other practical things to his company’s portfolio. Business grew, gaining profitably year after year.

By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate its business on car-related products that would make it easier for people to bring different gear with them. The first ski rack was introduced in 1962. In the 1970s, new product categories were added with the growth of new sports such as alpine skiing and new markets were also opened all over the world (e.g. USA, Japan).


Cascade Designs

Cascade Designs, Inc. began over 40 years ago with the simple idea of providing a more comfortable night outdoors. Since then, we have grown to become the parent company of some of the most respected brands in the outdoor industry. Though much has changed with this success, our recipe for achieving it has not. We believe that manufacturing the majority of our gear in our U.S. and European facilities is an essential element in maintaining quality, and that by striving to exceed our customers’ expectations of service, we will be successful for many years to come.


Zena

ZENA Economy Peeler: Indispensable in every kitchen, in gastronomy and at home!

People often ask what makes our products so unique. Our reply is always the same: "All our products are developed and produced with the same meticulousness and attention to detail as one expects from an original Swiss product (PDF). Nothing is left to chance, neither product design or practical application nor its high durability. Our customers are entitled to expect this from us and we constantly strive to fulfill or even surpass this expectation."

For example, ZENA does not make one product that cannot be used by left-handers. Moreover, an economy peeler is suitable for more applications than just peeling, and our customers are pleased that their favorite kitchen tool has been left unchanged and continues to be available in stores after so many years. We have stayed true to our principles for more than 60 years – one reason why our products are found in almost every kitchen of the world, whether in the gastronomy industry or at home.


Istor

The ISTOR AG company was founded in 1964 in the town of Frauenfeld, Switzerland, by Josef A. Schefer (†). The focus of activities was on producing advertising gifts during the first 30 years. The ISTOR AG company was one of the first Swiss companies which imported textiles and bags from the Far East. Its customers included Swiss banks and leading industrial and trading companies. In the early nineties, Josef A. Schefer invented the original istor SWISS SHARPENER®. This sharpener is 100% Swiss-made and its impressive features are its quality and its universal functionality. As a useful tool for the home, the garden and when working, it is very popular world-wide.

The ISTOR AG company is still a family-owned business and the second generation has taken over. The original istor SWISS SHARPENER® brand has stood for Swiss quality for around 20 years now. Today, the ISTOR AG company has representatives for its products in over 50 countries.


RED CHILI

The RED CHILI climbing brand is inseparably linked to the name of Stefan Glowacz. The professional climber and triple Arco Rock Master winner founded the brand with the pepper with Uwe Hofstädter over 20 years ago.

The climbing professional and co-founder of Red Chili has expanded his climbing by the dimension "adventure". Renewed Towers over a new, 9th grade route. By fair means, he paddled through the wild fjords of Greenland in a kayak, in order to find the ideal route on a godforsaken granite pillar. Even on the hardest on-sights and longest-climbing routes, he never seems to run out of power. The Experiences of the Red Chili.But let's start from the beginning ....


Rotho

Rotho is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of plastic consumer goods. We reached this position thanks to our consistent orientation towards customers’ needs, along with the knowhow built up by our committed staff over many years. Throughout our 125-year history, Rotho has reacted flexibly to changing market conditions and customer requirements, becoming the most popular supplier in the sector.

Making life easier and better: For over 125 years, customers have appreciated the high-quality commodities from Robert Thoma & Co. - and back then they were still made of wood. Since 1986, Rotho Kunststoff AG in Switzerland has been creating a wide range of unique, user-friendly products for the kitchen, home and office. Over time, the materials may have been further developed, but we still hold true to our high quality standards.


Wildo

At Wildo we are driven by the belief that all people are entitled to more nature. Deep forests, high mountains and open waters. Simply more outdoors. Proven under Swedish conditions for decades, our campware is made to be trusted. Anywhere and everywhere! We think it should be easy to just pack your gear and head outside! And so did Ingvar Svantesson in 1979. He decided it was time to improve the conditions for hikers, campers and all other outdoor enthusiast, by reducing the camp wear to a minimum. Function was crucial to the design. It had to be as lightweight, durable and as compact as possible.

Ingvar shared his vision with Jan Andersson, a former captain in the Swedish Army. Jan understood that this type of product needed to work even in the most primitive conditions. Together they introduced a new age of tableware and accessories to the outdoor world. Ensuring high standards regarding quality and material along with respect for the human and environmental resources, the duo decided to manufacture the products in the local surroundings of there home, Borås, Sweden. Now more than 35 years later this is still one of our prime guide lines.


Loetscher

We built our first clock in 1920, and we’re deeply gratified to say that the same loving care and craftsmanship that went into our first clock, still goes into every Loetscher cuckoo clock built today, making each one a truly timeless timepiece. We’re also proud to say that we’re the only genuine Swiss chalet cuckoo clock maker in existence today.

Loetscher AG operates two facilities in different parts of Switzerland that have specific duties in the manufacturing of the clocks. All of the initial steps involved in building the clocks are done in the woodworking facility in Brienz, a small village in central Switzerland in the canton of Berne.