Milestones on the way to the top
1. Juli 1861: Start-up
August HERZOG founded the company HERZOG in Wuppertal, center of the textile industry at that time. Construction of braiding machines for: cords, elastic and non-elastic laces, bootlaces and ropes.
1906: Road to success
August Herzog junior takes over from his father.
Growing exports and expansion bring the company forward.
1937–1944: Destruction and a new start
The third generation takes over management.
World war II leaves the company fully bombed out: restart in Oberkotzau in Southern Germany.
HERZOG moves to Oldenburg in the Northwest of Germany. Oldenburg is the birthplace of Eva Maria Wicking to whom HERZOG’s director, August Günther, is married since 1944. New factory on a ground of 20.000 m², start of production in 1951.
Construction of an advanced manufacturing center. Mrs. HERZOG takes over the management after the passing of her husband. First worldwide patents.
1994–2000: Sustainable growth
More significant expansions are realised on site in Oldenburg.
2001: Success in the fifth generation
By now the fifth generation takes over the management. The production and office space is further expanded by 1.200 m².
2011: Younger than ever!
As the global market and technology leader HERZOG celebrates its 150th anniversary.