The Emrich brand was founded by Isidor Emrich in Pforzheim in 1878 . The range includes beauty items such as mirrors, perfume atomizers and the like. The Emrich brand has been incorporated into B + E Bechtold GmbH since 2014.
Foundation and development of the company
The master goldsmith Isidor Emrich began making wedding rings in the workshop of his apartment in Pforzheim in 1878. After the initial success, the range was expanded to include jewelry, diamond watches in a ring and Milanese bracelets. In 1898 the production facility was relocated to Dürrmenz, and a year later the company moved again to Mühlacker, as there was a better rail connection there. In 1912 the sons Alfred and Richard took over the business of their father. At that time, exports were around 50 percent and were partly handled by the newly established branches in New York and London.
Second World War and Reconstruction
Due to the Jewish descent of the Emrich family in Mühlacker , the company was liquidated on November 24, 1938, as well as forcibly sold and in this context taken over by party comrades Hans Vonessen and Weinmeyer. The Second World War ended the company's history for the time being. In 1946, a few former employees set about rebuilding the destroyed factory facilities. Kurt Enrich, the grandson of the company founder Isidor, took over the management. After resuming production, the brand specialized in the manufacture of powder compacts, combs and mirrors .
Post-war period and merger with Bossert & Erhard
After the plant had been set up and production started, the company moved to Enzberg in 1962 . From then on, Hanns Born was the sole managing director. Kurt Emrich sells the land and buildings in Mühlacker . In 1978 the company was sold to the married couple Agnes and Helmut Hochstatter, who four years later also acquired the Bossert & Erhard company in Pforzheim. The merger with Bossert & Erhard took place in 1994 after moving to Ziegeleistraße in Mühlacker.
Bechtold group of companies
In 2014 the trademark rights were bought by B + E Bechtold GmbH. Felix Bechtold, the son of the owner Richard Bechtold, was also accepted into the management of the family business.
The Emrich brand sells beauty products. The range includes mirrors, perfume atomizers, soap dispensers, brushes and other products. Most products from the Emrich brand are offered in the online shop.
Products 1878 to 1910
- Product range 1878:
Earrings German and export, glasses, thimbles, earrings etc.
- Product range 1882:
Sets for Germany and Austria, medallions, golden chains, necklaces, chatelaines, pencil holders, pen holders, lighters, cigarette holders, compasses, toothpicks
- Product range 1886:
Bracelets in gold, lockets, chains in gold, pencil holders, bracelets, lockets and pencils, chains in fake.
- Product range 1910:
Bracelets, gold bracelets, cigar cutters, cigar and cigarette holders in gold, gold chains, silver pendants, silver bracelets, silver brooches, silver necklaces, silver hat pins, silver chains, doublé chains, doublé bracelets, doublé necklaces, doublé tie pins and doublé hat needles.
- From the art of craft . (xy pages, Emrich brand brochure).
- Homepage of the company Emrich
- Homepage of the BOSSERT & ERHARD brand
- Historical-Archaeological Association Mühlacker - Emrich family of manufacturers
- Historical-Archaeological Association Mühlacker - Exhibition Emrich March 2013 (PDF)
- Alfred Emrich, life and work of the Mühlacker factory owner PDF for the exhibition with exhibits from the jewelry factory, Historisch-Archäologischer Verein Mühlacker eV page 8, accessed on February 7, 2017.
- Alfred Emrich, Life and work of the Mühlacker factory owner PDF for the exhibition with exhibits from the jewelry factory, Historisch-Archäologischer Verein Mühlacker eV page 19. Accessed on February 9, 2017.
- Alfred Emrich, life and work of the Mühlacker factory owner PDF for the exhibition with exhibits from the jewelry factory, Historisch-Archäologischer Verein Mühlacker eV. Accessed on February 7, 2017.