TIMELINE

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1856
The first chapter of company history is written in Offenbach on the Main.
Lubwig Krumm gfmng poster

1881
Only 25 years after the company was founded by Mr. Krumm, it already had about 200 employees – expanding largely thanks to a growing demand in the British market.

1931
More than 20 percent of all leathergoods exported from Germany are manufactured by Goldpfeil. The accessories with the Golden Arrow were sold in 56 countries – and German cities witnessed the opening of the first Gold-pfeil stores.

1945
A new beginning after World War II. Although 90 percent of the company’s real estate was destroyed, production resumes. As early as 1950, the first phase of reconstruction had already been completed.

1956
The first Dior handbag manufactured by Goldpfeil hits the market, the beginning of a wonderful partnership, in which French savoir vivre joins German quality craftmanship.

1972
A star is born: Only the best materials are good enough for the sporty elegance of a collection that bears the noble name of “Oxford”. The finest leather, treated with the utmost care, an elaborate finishing process, and a timeless style are the hallmarks of this premium collection – to this very day.

1984
A licensing agreement with Jil Sander brings two partners together for whom superior quality, exclusivity, and a definitive design are a matter of course.

1990
In many of the world’s most fascinating cities, Goldpfeil can be found in prime locations – be it Tokyo, Hong Kong, or Honolulu: The Goldpfeil stores are ambassadors of a unique lifestyle.

1998
Goldpfeil becomes part of the international Egana Group. New collections emerge for a young, fashion-conscious clientele – Goldpfeil is ready to take off into the new millennium.

2007
Goldpfeil image corner opened at Sogo Department Store, Bejing, China.
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2009
Prairie Shimizu Co. Ltd. acquired the trademark rights for Asia and commenced to promote the Goldpfeil brand in Japan.

2012
Prairie Shimizu Co. Ltd. has reached an agreement with Goldpfeil Greater China Limited to revitalize and re-launch Goldpfeil in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.