Our company based in the city of Cham started off as a small seller of ribbons and has now become one of the leading suppliers of ribbons and handicrafts.
In Nuremberg, the trained wholesale trader Günter Hollmann establishes a small sales company for ribbons. Back then ribbons are mostly used in the clothing industry.
The company grows continually and becomes a family business: The company is relocated to Cham where Günter Hollmann and his wife Irmtraud jointly take care of sales.
The second generation joins the business: Daughter Birgit Hollmann-Frosch and her husband Heinz Frosch, both graduates in business management, contribute to the ongoing growth of the company.
At the same time the first own collection of decorative ribbons is released. New partnerships and connections with the industry allow the own and individual production of ribbons. A remarkable collection of ribbons is established during the following years.
Hotex' own collection grows successfully which results in the building of a bigger warehouse in the Cham/Altenmarkt industrial park.
In order to connect the existing competencies offices and warehouse are combined in Altenmark where the company's headquarter is located from now on. Over 9.000 articles are stored and administered here and then sent to national and international distributors.
The continuous expansion of the company and its product range make another extension of the premises necessary. The warehouse in Cham is extended by further 1.000 sqm high-rack facilities.
After 43 years the founder and head of the company Günter Hollmann hands over the management to his son-in-law Heinz Frosch and daughter Birgit Hollmann-Frosch.
The Schleifenfix cardboard box "Summer" is winner of the Creative Impulse Award in the category "Creative Kit of the Year". The prestigious award is presented during the Creativeworld Fair in Frankfurt.
The introduction of a new materials management system increases the customer service features.
The new brand "BeaLena - Nähsachen, die Freude machen" is successfullly introduced and immediately sets trends for sewing enthusiasts. Find more information on www.bealena.de.