Adding value since 1919 – An incredible reason to celebrate!
A 100 years ago, our family-run business was established, and has since developed from a small regional producer of stains, polishes and varnishes for handicraft enterprises in our neighborhood, to a global player and manufacturer of environmental friendly, water- and UV-borne coating systems for the flooring and furniture industry. Today we are successfully present and supporting our clients, via our eight facilities all over the globe.
On 26.07.2019 our centennial celebration took place in our headquarters at Stuttgart – where everything started in 1919. Together with our Wuppertal and Stuttgart team as well as their families (and even our neighbors), we celebrated an open house event, enjoying pleasant summer temperatures. A presentation in the pavilion was held by the family members, leading through the history of our company development as well as providing an outlook to our future plans. Subsequently, Dr. Wolfgang Klumpp and Stephan Klumpp gave the opportunity to the attendees to participate in guided tours through our R&D, the technical lab, the surface quality inspection center as well as the production.
For the well-being of our guests and following our Swabian heritage, we served variations of the often copied but never achieved typical “Maultaschen”, pasta squares filled with either spinach and veal or other fillings, served from a food truck. In addition we catered Klumpp wines coming from the famous Klumpp vinery in Bruchsal, Germany. Refreshment was given to everyone out of a historic VW Bully van, serving Italian ice cream.
For our little ones (and those who still remained young) we provided a bouncy castle, a world of games and a lottery offering amazing prizes! The jackpot was a week-end with a Jaguar F-Type convertible, including a petrol voucher, won by our head of the color production department.
The lottery ended up with a collection of €360 which has been rounded up by the Klumpp family to €1.000. The proceedings will go to the organization “Help for Children”, supporting the project “Halt vor Gewalt” (“stop violence against children”) with their painting book -> www.helpforchildren.de.
We’d like to say a heart-felt thank you to all of our hard-working and active helping hands as well as to all of our joining team members and their families! You made our centennial to what it has been – a hearty company celebration on compassionate grounds together with the people we appreciate the most and who constitute our family business - our employees and their families.