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Milestones


At a glance: the history of GERRY WEBER International AG
The vision of fusing fashion and lifestyle into a novel consumer experience inspired the 1973 start of GERRY WEBER International AG and its exceptional success story. Drawing on a powerful blend of intuition and vision as well as resolve and passion, GERRY WEBER has established itself as one of the best known brand names in the fashion and lifestyle space and is today a listed corporation with an international presence.

Milestones

1973 -03- Foundation of HATEX KG

On 1 March, Gerhard Weber and Udo Hardieck founded the HATEX KG in Halle/Westphalia for the production and distribution of women´s trousers. ... more

1986 Brand & Sponsoring

The brand name GERRY WEBER was created and trademarked worldwide. A sponsoring contract was made with Steffi Graf who was 17 years ... more

1989 -04- Taifun

In April, the younger brand TAIFUN-Collection was launched.

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1989 -10- stock market launch

In October, the company went public and the conversion from HATEX KG to GERRY WEBER International AG took place.

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1993 GERRY WEBER OPEN

The first broadcasting of the GERRY WEBER OPEN by the ZDF and other international broadcasting companies increased the brand awareness in Germany ... more

1994 -01- SAMOON

The new brand SAMOON-Collection for plus sizes was presented to sales people for the first time.

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1999 -11- HOUSE of GERRY WEBER

The first HOUSE OF GERRY WEBER, a multi label store with the brands GERRY WEBER and TAIFUN was opened in Bielefeld.

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2001 G.W. & GERRY WEBER EDITION

Launch of the sub-labels G.W. and GERRY WEBER EDITION.

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2003 -02- Halle 29

Since February, GERRY WEBER has been welcoming its customers to HALLE 29, its own, exclusive showroom complex at the former premises of ... more

2005 -07- E-shop

Start of the online-shop.

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2008 -10- Board of Management

Doris Strätker was voted to become a member of the board.

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2009 -05- Board of management & Supervisory board

Udo Hardieck left the board and changed to the supervisory board. At the same time, Dr. David Frink was voted to the ... more

2009 -09- Halle 30

GERRY WEBER builds the HALLE 30 for € 30 million on the former premises of the Rheinmetall AG in Dusseldorf which ... more

2010 -03- RFID

As the first fashion company, GERRY WEBER introduced RFID to improve logistic and retail processes and as a technology against shoplifting.
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2011 -02- Creative Center

GERRY WEBER opens new, modern Creative Center at the company headquarters in Halle/Westphalia. 
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2011 -04- Award of RFID industry

GERRY WEBER receives most important international award of RFID industry.
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2011 05- Lifetime achievement award

Gerhard Weber receives lifetime achievement award.
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2011 -06- MDAX listing

GERRY WEBER International AG gains MDAX listing.
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2012 -02- GERRY WEBER TAKES OVER WISSMACH

GERRY WEBER takes over the insolvent clothing chain Wissmach – including its 1,000 employees and 200 stores in Germany. Between May and ... more

2012 -08- “KIDS WORLD”

GERRY WEBER celebrates opening of the GERRY WEBER “Kids World”.
The daily childcare center, which is located at the premises of the ... more

2012 -08- GERRY WEBER ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN DUTCH FRANCHISE PARTNER

GERRY WEBER acquires 51% stake in its largest Dutch franchise partner.
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2012 -11- SOCIAL OSCAR

GERRY WEBER is awarded a “SOCIAL OSCAR” for its exemplary integration of handicapped people into the company’s daily working routine. The award ... more

2013 -02- GERRY WEBER SHOES

The new GERRY WEBER Shoes Collection was presented in early February during the CPD Fashion Fair. The shoe collection was introduced in ... more

2013 -08- New Executive Directors

Effective as of 1st August 2013, Arnd Buchardt and Ralf Weber were appointed to the Board of Directors. Arnd Buchardt is in ... more

2013 -09- The Best Fashion Retailer in Germany

Out of 44 leading fashion companies, the GERRY WEBER Group has been chosen as top of the best fashion retailers in Germany ... more

2013 -12- Germany’s Best Fashion Dressmakers

The young talents, Elli Schepanowski and Martina Suckau, were honoured as the best German fashion seamstress and fashion dressmaker respectively on December ... more

2014 -02- ACCESSORIES celebrate their Premiere

To kick off the year, GERRY WEBER launched its new brand, GERRY WEBER ACCESSORIES, which will be appearing in stores as of ... more

2014 -04- The New Logistics Centre

At the end of April, the official ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the new logistics centre was held on the site ... more

2014 -06- EU Online-Shop is launched

As part of its growth strategy, GERRY WEBER International AG is expanding its ​​e-commerce activities into new and important markets: at the ... more

2014 -09- GERRY WEBER opens flagship store in Bremen

On 25. September 2014, GERRY WEBER opened a flagship store in Obernstraße 39-43 in Bremen with a brand new store concept. Covering ... more

2014 -11- New structure of Executive Board

Company founder Gerhard Weber leaves the executive board and moves to Supervisory Board. As part of the executive board of GERRY WEBER, ... more

2014 -12- Takeover of Hallhuber

GERRY WEBER International AG takes over the Munich fashion company Hallhuber, thus for the first time an independent brand. With the extension ... more

2015 -02- Topping out ceremony at the new logistics centre

In mid-February, we celebrate the topping out ceremony at the future logistics centre. At the new location in close vicinity to the ... more

2015 -02- Ralf Weber becomes CEO of GERRY WEBER International AG

The Supervisory Board of GERRY WEBER International AG appoints Ralf Weber, son of company founder Gerhard Weber, chairman of the Executive Board. ... more

2015 -04- Election of the new supervisory board

The annual shareholders‘meeting of GERRY WEBER elects the six representatives of the shareholders of the new supervisory board. Subsequent to the meeting, ... more