Julius Blum

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Julius Blum GmbH
Industry Metalworking
Founded 1952
Founder Julius Blum
Headquarters Höchst
Key people
Gerhard E. Blum (General Manager)
Products Furniture fittings
Revenue 1,555.7 million euros (2014/2015)[1]
Number of employees
6,608 (06/2015)[1]
Website http://www.blum.com

Julius Blum GmbH (commonly referred to as "Blum") is an international company that produces hinge-, lift- and runner-systems and the appropriate assembly tools for the cabinet making and furniture industry.[2][3]

Description[edit]

Blum is an international manufacturer of furniture fittings.[4] It is a family-owned company based in Höchst, a municipality in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.[5] Production facilities are mainly located in Austria, but the company also has production plants in the United States, in Poland and in Brazil.[6] Blum supplies furniture manufacturers and hardware distributors in more than 120 countries worldwide.[2]

The company has 6,608 employees, as of June 30, 2015.[7] 97 percent of its products are exported, and its annual turnover is 1,555.7 million euros in 2014/2015.[7]

History[edit]

Julius Blum was founded in 1952 by the Blum family, headquartered in the village of Höchst from the outset.[8]

Gerhard Blum, son of the founder, joined the board of an existing company in North Carolina, USA, and in 1992 a fully automated Blum factory was launched in the United States.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.blum.com/facts.
  2. ^ a b Rusnak, Andrew (March–April 2015). "Perfecting motion". Charlotte Business Journal. 
  3. ^ Legg, John (September 17, 2013). "Furniture & Joinery Production". Furniture Production visits Blum. 
  4. ^ Andiva, Yvonne (March 2015). "Fitted Kitchens". Construction Review. 
  5. ^ "Blum spends $10M for equipment". Charlotte Business Journal. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.blum.com/plants
  7. ^ a b "Facts and figures". Julius Blum GmbH. 
  8. ^ a b Margarethe Endl (30 January 1997). "US-Tochter von Julius Blum strebt Milliardenumsatz an". WirtschaftsBlatt (in German). Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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