This year Herding celebrates its 100th company anniversary and looks back onto a long and successful company history. On September 1st, 2018 this anniversary was celebrated with a summer party with invited guests, the employees and their families.
Following the official opening of the event by Stefan Bollrath, shareholder of Klaus Herding GmbH, there was a historical journey through time. Prof. Dr. Friedrich Loock, shareholder and grandchild of the founder, guided together with his mother, Erika Loock, as well as Magret Bongert, a long-time employee, through the 100 year company- and family-history. Mister Jürgen Bernsmann, mayor of Rhede, gave an official speech for the anniversary and congratulated on behalf of the city.
What started 1918 as a weaving mill Carl Herding GmbH & Co.KG, is a century later an internationally successful company with more than 80 employees. For 60 years now Herding is active in the license business. In the year 1957 the Disney license rights for home textiles were acquired as the first licensee in Europe. Today the company can offer its partners a great choice of first class license themes and real cinema highlights for all age groups. From baby and toddler to kids and teens and products for adults. The collection of Klaus Herding GmbH covers the whole spectrum of classical home textiles such as bedlinen, blankets, beach towels as well as cushions. Sales market is the whole of Europe.
„Although in 100 years almost everything has changed, starting with the name, continuing through the products up to the location, it is still a company with an endeavor to be a family business. Not only business and profit count but especially all colleagues with their individual wishes and needs. This is the only way to create a company that also sees itself as a social community.” commented Prof. Dr. Friedrich Loock.
The company with its history represents a typical development of many companies in Germany and shows the adaptability of family-run companies with a long tradition.
„100 years Herding – that is really very special. This anniversary fills all of us at Herding with joy and great pride.“ says shareholder Dr. Susanne Litzel. „This Klaus Herding GmbH wouldn’t be that successful medium-sized company it is today, without all its employees. For their great commitment special thanks are due.
Rhede, 12 September 2018