Milestones on the way to the top

HERZOG as an owner-managed, independent family company has been setting benchmarks since 1861.

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.

1949/50: Northbound!

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.

1972–73: Modernisation        

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.