The history of Blum60 years in motion
The company is founded by Julius BlumJulius Blum, a farrier and carriage smith by trade, founds his company March 1, 1952. His first product is a horseshoe stud which prevents horses from slipping.
The first furniture hingeThe first hinge is produced: The ANUBA hinge for doors, windows and furniture.
The first Blum hingeThe first Blum hinge: The production of concealed hinges begins.
First products are exported to European countries.Our first products are exported to European countries.
The first roller runnersRoller runners are added to the production program.
First representative offices abroadThe first representative offices are set up in Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland and Scandinavia. We displayed products at our first stand at Interzum in Cologne.
Blum starts its own vocational training programBlum starts its own vocational training program in Austria.
New plant in HoechstPlant 2 is built and put into operation in Hoechst.
First issue of Blum NewsBlum celebrates its 25th anniversary. The first issue of the employee magazine "Blum News" is published and subsidiaries are established in the USA and Sweden.
The first high bay warehouseVorarlberg's first high bay warehouse is put into operation at Plant 2. Blum Canada is established.
Plant 4Plant 4 is opened in Bregenz.
Blum Germany is establishedBlum Germany is established.
Production in the USABlum USA assembles hinges and drawer runners.
CLIPBlum presents CLIP - the hinge for tool-free mounting.
METABOXThe METABOX drawer system goes into production.
Global customer benefits by BlumThe company introduces its philosophy of "Global customer benefits". We also launched TANDEM concealed drawer runners, and Blum Norway is established.
ISO certificationBlum is the first manufacturer of furniture hardware to be certified according to ISO 9001 guidelines. Blum France is established.
Start of full production at Blum USABlum begins full production of hardware in the USA. Blum Poland is established.
Box systemThe box drawer system and INSERTA assembly technology are launched on the market. Blum Czech Republic, Blum Hungary and Blum Romania are established.
Full extensionFull extension drawers and roll-outs enhance user convenience in kitchens. Blum Turkey is established.
Ecological certificationBlum receives ecological certification according to ISO 14001, which is recognized all over the world. Blum Australia and Blum Russia are established.
Production site in BrazilA production facility is established in Brazil.
The CLIP top hingeThe CLIP top hinge is launched on the market. It combines adjustment ease with beautiful design. Blum Brazil assembles hinges in São Paulo.
Storage space planningThe focus is on good storage space planning and usage in kitchens.
Perfecting motionBLUMOTION stands for perfecting the motion that closes drawers and doors softly and effortlessly. Blum South East Asia is established.
50th anniversaryBlum celebrates its 50th anniversary. A representative office is opened in China.
DYNAMIC SPACE by BlumDYNAMIC SPACE by Blum shows new ways to improve space usage. The new stamping center is put into operation at Plant 5 in Fussach.
New AVENTOS lift systemsAVENTOS lift systems are introduced for the first time at Interzum in Cologne. Plangger Coatings is integrated into the Blum organization as Plant 6. Blum Ukraine is established.
New Logistics Center in PolandBlum's Logistics and Packaging Center is put into operation in Poland. SERVO-DRIVE, the new opening system for drawers is launched on the market. Blum Hong Kong is established.
Blum Mexico is establishedBlum Mexico is established.
Apprentice recordApprentice record: 73 apprentices start their training with Blum. Blum subsidiaries are established in Kazakhstan and Vietnam.
New logistics centerA quantum leap for hinges: CLIP top BLUMOTION. Soft-close BLUMOTION is seamlessly integrated into the cup. Blum India is established.
SERVO-DRIVE for lift systemsBlum New Zealand is established. The SERVO-DRIVE electric opening feature is also available for lift systems.
More subsidiaries and new innovationsBlum North Africa and Blum Portugal are established. The new MOVENTO runner system and the new LEGRABOX are presented for the first time.
The name Blum stands for innovation, dedicated employees and top quality products. Julius Blum founded his company March 1, 1952 and produced his first product: a horseshoe stud.
- 1977: Blum Sweden, Blum USA
- 1978: Blum Canada
- 1981: Blum Germany
- 1987: Blum UK
- 1989: Blum Norway
- 1991: Blum France
- 1992: Blum Poland
- 1993: Blum Czech Republic
- 1994: Blum Hungary
- 1995: Blum Romania
- 1996: Blum Turkey
- 1997: Blum Australia, Blum Russia
- 1998: Blum Brazil
- 2001: Blum South East Asia
- 2002: Blum China
- 2005: Blum Ukraine
- 2006: Blum Hong Kong
- 2007: Blum Mexico
- 2008: Blum Kazakhstan, Blum Vietnam
- 2009: Blum India
- 2010: Blum New Zealand
- 2011: Blum North Africa, Blum Portugal
- 2012: Blum Greece
- 2016: Azerbaijan