The roots of our family business stretch right back to1868 and into the Ore Mountains. At that time, Josef Weber was making the traditional wooden toys, for which the Ore Mountains are famous, in the town of Brandau there.

Around the turn of the century his son, Anton Weber, extended their production into the manufacture of carts. After the First World War, he began to specialise in wooden clothes hangers. He had discovered a gap in the market and that led to a constant, steady expansion of the business.

When Anton Weber died in 1943, his son Rudolf Weber took over the company. The Second World War resulted in the Weber family’s losing their business in Brandau. However, by 1951 Rudolf Weber had founded a new company in Bad König with his brother Alfred. Here too, Rudolf Weber produced wooden clothes hangers. At the beginning of the sixties, Rudolf Weber KG began to produce plastic hangers, to meet the changing demands of the market. Over the years, close monitoring of the market and appropriate measures for modernisation and rationalisation have opened up new markets in Europe and overseas for Rudolf Weber KG. The company’s expansion has led to its being represented in Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Rudolf Weber died in 1972 and his two sons Ehrenfried († 1999) and Edgar Weber († 2005) took over the running of the company. In the meantime, Horst Weber, Andrea Weber-Holzberger and Sabine Weber had joined the firm as the fifth generation of the Weber family. Production is still based in Bad König in the Odenwald, in Germany. The company’s head offices are also based there.

FSC LogoSince 2004, Rudolf Weber KG has been an FSC® certified company. So, on request, you can have your favourite clothes hangers made from FSC® certified wood. Using this wood means that we help to support better management of forests worldwide. You can find more information about this at FSC® Deutschland e.V.