History

1912

With the aim of improving and making soothers better and safer, Otto Hartmann, multiple father himself, founded the company Hatu Gummiwerke Hartmann & Tuphorn GmbH in Erfurt togther with a school day friend.

1922

Son Günter Hartmann becomes employee of the company and takes over the company later on.

1932

To close the gap between business partners in the toy and doll trade, the Hartmanns move to Nuremberg. The company Nürnberg Gummi E. Hartmann KG is founded.

1937

The company premises in Nürnberg-Reichelsdorf are rapidly becoming too small. In 1937, the company moves to Rednitzhembach, just a few miles away.

1943

The company prospers until 1939 and is run as a small operation until the end of the war.

From the left: Emmy Hartmann, Otto Hartmann, Horst Hartmann, Berta Hartmann, Günter Hartmann

1945

As the first business in the district of Roth, Nürnberg Gummi Babyartikel is awarded a work permit by the American occupiers at the end of the war because the company is not politically involved.

1962

Fire! The majority of the production machinery is destroyed by fire. However, the tireless efforts of several volunteer fire brigate from the Roth district ensure that the building itself does not burn down.

1972

By purchasing the traditional brand nip from the rubber thread factory in Cologne, Günter Hartmann lays the foundation for further business development.

1980

Regina Vogl, born Hartmann, and her husband Knut, are the third generation to take the helm. Production lines are modernized and the core competence in soothers is strengthened step by step.

1982

The company celebrates its 50th anniversary!

1998

To create more space for new facilities and additional capacities, the company moves to the newly established industrial area in Georgensgmünd, approx. 30 km south of Nuremberg.

2000

Wolfgang Opitz becomes Managing Director of Nürnberg Gummi Babyartikel.

2003

Nürnberg Gummi Babyartikel celebrated its 70th anniversary belated with the lavish relaunch of the tradition rich brand nip.

2004

Bayerns Best 50! In 2004, Nürnberg Gummi Babyartikel has been honored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs for its economic growth rate.

2007

Carla Brunner, daugther of Knut and Regina Vogl joins the traditional company. Consequently Nürnberg Gummi is continued by the 4th generation.

2012

Nürnberg Gummi Babyartikel celebrates its 80th anniversary!