Milestones in the bugatti story over the years.

1947

On 1 January, Friedrich Wilhelm Brinkmann establishes a made-to-order clothing company for ladieswear and menswear in Löhne, near Herford, Just one year later, an independent collection is released consisting of coats and trousers.

1950

The company grows quickly and already employs 100 people. The premises become too small, so the business is relocated to Bad Oeynhausen..

1953

The company now has 260 employees and arrives at its current location in Herford, moving into the newly built office building on Hansastrasse in 1954.

1961

The company Brinkmann Lord Italia SRL is established in Pergine, near Trento, as a workshop and sales office for the Italian market. Production and distribution grow at a fast rate. Italy soon becomes the most important export market..

1978

Launch of the bugatti brand.

1984

The first consumer advertising for bugatti.

1986

Cooperation begins between bugatti and Gore-Tex.

Klaus and Wolfgang Brinkmann jointly take over as managers of the group with their father

1991

Development of the licensing business: the first licenses are granted for shoes.

1992

The bugatti collection of sports jackets is launched.

1994

Following the death of founder Friedrich Wilhelm Brinkmann on 24 September 1994, his sons Wolfgang and Klaus take over all management duties at the company.

2000

First participation in the Pitti fashion show in Florence.

2001

Development of the in–house bugatti trousers collection.

2006

Grand opening of the international showroom at HALLE 29 in Düsseldorf.

2011

Launch of the bugatti womenswear collection.

The company is renamed from F. W. Brinkmann GmbH to bugatti GmbH.

2012

The children of Wolfgang Brinkmann, Thorsten and Markus, and the children of Klaus Brinkmann, Julius and Lena, become partners of bugatti Holding Brinkmann GmbH & Co. KG.

2014

Grand opening of the first bugatti shop with a new brand and design concept.

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