How it all began


A few decades ago. Male and Werner Boltze. Two people, a living room and a sea chest full of beautiful little things from Asia. Male Boltze was inspired by these beautiful little things with which she could make her own home more beautiful and loving. Little things she loved. Small things with a soul. Little things with a heart. She wanted other people to enjoy these little things too. And Werner supported his times to the best of his ability - because he wanted her to be happy and her idea to grow. A real partnership. This understanding still characterizes our family business today: to support the retail trade as a supporting partner so that it can grow! From a small florist in a village somewhere in Schleswig-Holstein to a chain of hundreds of stores throughout Germany.

OUR MILESTONES

  • 1964: Founded by Male and Werner Boltze
  • 1968: First partnership with an Asian company
  • 1974: More than 40 members of staff, sales break the million mark for the first time.
  • 1975: Established a branch in Austria
  • 1978: Established a branch in Switzerland
  • 1989: Launch of profit participation system for our employees
OUR MILESTONES

  • 1994: New headquarters built in Ahrensburg, Germany
  • 1999: Management changes to the next generation. 
  • 2003: Opened the new logistics centre in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, covering 40,000 sqm and space for 55,000 pallets.
  • 2004: Opened our 1,200 sqm showroom in Ahrensburg, Germany
  • 2005: Opened our own China office in Hangzhou
  • 2006: Opened our 1,200 sqm showroom in Essen, Germany
  • 2008: Expansion of the quality control system in China and Germany. Won the ‘Deutschlands beste
  • 2008: Arbeitgeber’ (Germany’s top employer) award from Great Place to Work®.
  • 2011: Reopened our 1,400 sqm showroom in Essen
OUR MILESTONES

  • 2012: ‘Deutschlands beste Arbeitgeber’ (Germany’s top employer) award from Great Place to Work®
  • 2013: Opened the 17,000 sqm warehouse in Braak, Germany, with space for 15,000 pallets
  • 2014: Company’s 50th anniversary. Move to the new company headquarters in Braak near Hamburg
  • 2015: On the recognised top employer award from the employer association AGA
  • 2016: Our Essen showroom celebrates its 10th anniversary