Founded in the 1950s by Maria Wöss, Eisbär is the world’s most iconic manufacturer of knitted ski hats.
Founded in 1949 by Robert Gilmour as Gilmour Manufacturing Company, Gilmour is the leading U.S. watering brand.
Founded in 1948 by Machiel de Waard, De Waard is the manufacturer of the most iconic tent, the Albatross.
The history of the headphone is tied together with a string of brands and innovations. Heritage-wise you are well off buying AKG or Koss
Founded in 1937 by Frank Lowy, Unicorn is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dart equipment.
Created in 1952 by Malley’s, a Sydney refrigeration business, Esky is an Australian brand of portable coolers.
The history of Eleiko began in 1957 in a small factory in Halmstad that manufactured electrical equipment.
Founded in 1870 by John and Albert Brady, Brady was originally a manufacturer of high-quality gun cases and leather bags for use in field sports.
In 1922 inventor and entrepreneur Raymond Elmer DeWalt invented the radial arm saw in 1922. He founded DeWalt Products Company in 1924 to manufacture his radial arm saw, which he called the ‘wonder-worker’.
Founded in 1951, originally as a manufacturer of ski equipment, Look today manufactures high-end ski bindings, bicycle frames and cycling equipment.
Founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel, Ian Wright and Elon Musk, Tesla Motors is an American car manufacturer.
Founded in 1940 by blacksmith Tsuneichi Okano, Okatsune (an acronym of the founder’s name) is the undisputed number 1 shear manufacturer in Japan.
Founded in 1885 by Henry Selmer, Henri Selmer Paris is a manufacturer of musical instruments, best known for its professional-grade saxophones and clarinets.
Founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler, Adidas is a designer and manufacturer of sports shoes, clothing and accessories.
Founded in 1968 by Ray Wilson and Augie Neato, Life Fitness is an American fitness equipment company, specialized in the production of exercise bikes and treadmills.
Founded in 1971 by George C. Ballas, Weed Eater is the manufacturer and inventor of the original string trimmer, weed eater or weed whacker.
Two big names feature in the history of the dartboard: Nodor, founded in 1919, and Winmau, founded in 1945 as H.A. Hicks.
Founded in 1983 by Nerio Alessandri, Technogym is the manufacturer of the most iconic fitness equipment.
Founded in 1835 by London tobacconist and fine competition pigeon shot Harris Holland, Holland & Holland manufacturers the most iconic hunting rifles.
Founded in 1862 by Christian and Georg Thiel as a metal factory, Ruhla is a watch manufacturer in Germany, mostly known for its Gardé chess clocks.
Founded in 1941 by Martin and Eugen Hilti, Hilti AG is a manufacturer of products for the construction, primarily for the professional end-user.
Produced from 1941 to 1945 by Willys-Overland as a four-wheel drive utility vehicle for war use, the Willys MB was the world’s first Jeep.
Founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, Polaroid is best known for its Polaroid instant film and cameras.
Founded in 1933 by Tullio Campagnolo, Campagnolo is an Italian manufacturer of high-end bicycle components, organized as groupsets.
Founded in 1893 as Weber Brothers Metal Works, Weber-Stephen Products is the manufacturer of the most iconic outdoor barbecue grill.
Founded in 1970 by Hal Wing, Wing Enterprises produces the Little Giant Ladder System and is the largest manufacturer of American-made ladders.
Founded in 1910 by Jacob Golomb as a manufacturer of swimwear, Everlast is the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing equipment.
Founded in 1926 by Andreas Stihl, Andreas Stihl AG & Company is a German manufacturer of handheld power equipment, mostly know for its chainsaws.
Founded in 1971 by Michael Zane, Kryptonite is the manufacturer of bicycle locks, especially known for inventing the iconic U-lock.
Founded in 1974 by Ed Fisher, the Big Green Egg is the most iconic ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker.
Founded in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio, Piaggio is the manufacturer of the world’s most iconic scooter, the Vespa.
Founded in 1857 by Mathias Klein, Klein Tools is an American manufacturer of hand tools for the electrical and telecommunications industries.
Founded in 1836 by John Deere as repair shop and manufacturer of small tools, John Deere today manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, and lawn care equipment.
Founded in 1936 by Hermann Werner, Wera Tools is one of the leading global manufacturers of screwdrivers, screwdriver bits and ratchets.
Founded in 1896 by Adolf Lamprecht in the town of Penig, Alape is a manufacturer of innovative and high quality sanitary.
Founded in 1952 by Jack O’Neill, O’Neill is originally a Californian surf wear and surfboard brand, credited to have invented the wetsuit.
Founded in 1929 by Wally Byam, Airstream is a brand of luxury caravans, easily recognized by their polished aluminum coachwork and the use of rivets.
Founded in 1783, Shaw Magnets is the oldest established magnet company in the world and can be found in hundreds of thousands of industrial and educational environments.
Founded in 1895 by Gustav Wittner, Wittner manufactures musical accessories such as tuning forks, string accessories and stands, but is mostly known for its metronomes.
Founded in 1895 by David W. Brunton and William Ainsworth, Brunton, Inc. is a manufacturer of technical gear for outdoor activity.
Founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner, Hohner is a German manufacturer of musical instruments, mostly know for their harmonicas and accordions.
Jelly shoes, named after their jelly-like sheen, are shoes made of PVC plastic. The exact origins of the jelly shoes are unclear.
Founded in 1949 by Wilhelm Swarovski, son of Daniel Swarovski, founder of Swarovski crystal (est. 1895), Swarovski Optik KG is the manufacturer of world’s most iconic binoculars.
Originally designed in 1909 by Francis Stewart, the Speedy Stitcher is a hand tool that can be used to sew and repair heavy materials such as leather, canvas or vinyl.
Founded in 1881 by Louis Wijnberg as a glue factory, Simson today makes the most iconic bicycle repair kit.
Founded in the 1860s by toolmaker Joseph Hudson, J Hudson & Co Ltd. is a manufacturer of whistles, trading under the Acme Whistles brand name.
Founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, Gretsch is one of the most prominent manufacturers of drum kits.
Founded in 1892 by Willem Kölling and Rudolf Arentsen, Royal Dutch Gazelle is the most iconic bicycle manufacturer in the Netherlands.
Founded in 1911 by James Neill, Eclipse makes the world’s frost iconic hacksaw. In 1889, James Neill patented composite steel and registered his products under the Eclipse trademark in 1909.
Founded in the 1920s by Filipino Pedro Flores as the Flores Yo-Yo Company, Duncan is the manufacturer of the world’s most iconic yo-yo.