For 5 years now we have been organising training courses about leather in cooperation with the Handwerkskammer Dresden. The current situation couldn’t stop this partnership either, so this year the course for prospective master craftsmen and women was held online to guarantee maximum safety for all participants.
In 1947, Waldemar Hillmann founded a wholesale business for shoe upper leather, lining leather, clothing leather, furniture leather, car leather and leather goods as a registered company. The rented premises at that time were located in the Mühlstraße in Karlsruhe-Grötzingen.
In 1960, the company decided to specialize in clothing leather, furniture leather and car leather.
In 1967, the premises in the Mühlstraße were no longer adequate and the first company building was erected in the Kampmannstraße in Karlsruhe-Grötzingen.
In 1980, Joachim Hillmann joins the company and realigns the company’s course.
In 1995, the company, now operating under the name of leder-hillmann OHG, expanded further and moved into its current premises at Augustenburgstraße 100 in Karlsruhe-Grötzingen. From then on, there was a clear focus on the areas of furniture and car leather.
A look into the future: even in times of crisis, we continue to work hard to keep presenting you new products. This summer we will be able to share our newest collection with you: hillmann. FUTURE MATERIALS.
We are happy to present you our new cooperation with Ananas Anam: hillmann. Piñatex. As a vegan, non-woven fabric, Piñatex has a wide variety of uses. It offers a unique look each individual project it is used in, no matter if upholstery, accessoires or clothing, and impresses customers with its evironment-friendly production.
In 2014 Maximilian Hillmann joins the company in the 3rd generation of the family.
We are proud to present you our new website today. Since last year, we have been working tirelessly on digitalizing all of our samples and are happy to finally be able to show you the result of months of hard work. Our entire collection is now available for you to browse online, be it finest leather, felts, design cowhides or outdoor fabrics.
2015 the company starts an offense towards globalization. Six news markets are thus opened and now being managed by representatives.
Following our collections of féline felt and the vegan fabric Piñatex, we want to introduce you to our newest cooperation in the outdoor fabrics sector. Together with the sunbrella brand, we present your our collection of fabrics that are made for summer: couches, cushions, cutrains, sunbeds, we have the fitting outdoor fabric for each of your projects.