THE COMPANY

More than a brand.

100 years of shirts.

Ever since Seidensticker was founded in 1919, a passion for perfect shirts has been the hallmark of the family-owned and operated company. Here, tradition and modernity go hand in hand.

Quality, continuity, reliability, innovation, and tradition. As a globally active and forward-thinking company with a clear vision, the Seidensticker Group implements its aims and high standards on a global scale, updating and optimizing these on a regular basis.

HISTORY

Company history

A family business with deep local roots.

Today, Seidensticker has become the highest-profile shirt brand in Germany and the epitome of excellent shirts. Because Seidensticker’s signature is noticeable in every fiber of our products and in every sophisticatedly finished detail.

From our headquarters in Bielefeld to our own production sites, values such as innovation and modernity, corporate responsibility, and sustainability form a living culture for the Group. Guided by our profound expertise and creative vision, we consistently strive to expand the Seidensticker brand and create lasting value for generations to come.

FACTS

Seidensticker facts

The success of Seidensticker.

Seidensticker’s success has involved generations of people:

  • For almost 100 years, Seidensticker has been one of the most renowned shirt and blouse manufacturers in Europe
  • The Seidensticker brand is the most famous shirt brand in Germany
  • 2,600 employees produce almost 13 million garments per year
  • Every single shirt goes through 142 checks until it reaches production maturity
  • All global manufacturing processes are permanently monitored by our in-house technicians and quality controllers
  • Seidensticker invests millions of euros in quality assurance each year
  • The export rate is 37%
  • Core markets: Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Russia, UK and Ireland as a cluster region
  • Digitization/innovation, goal: Optimization of customer experience (UX) => Strengthening customer loyalty through the best possible customer approach and provision of the best possible services
  • Family/work: The compatibility of family and work is very important at Seidensticker (around 75% of the workforce are women), and Seidensticker offers different arrangements: Job sharing, flextime, Sei-mini daycare, emergency childcare

Seidensticker around the world.

Today, the Seidensticker Group is represented in 70 countries worldwide and, in addition to its own procurement company and material sourcing agency, runs its own production facilities in Vietnam and Indonesia.

company founded

employees worldwide

10 Mio.

items produced per annum

1 Mrd.

items produced since foundation

own stores

≈180 Mio. €

turnover (FY 2015/2016)

locations worldwide

37%

export rate

Management

Management of the Seidensticker Group

A family business.

The Seidensticker group of companies is a traditional family company and is now in the 3rd generation.

The two managing partners Gerd Oliver and Frank Seidensticker focus on strategic management and the expansion of the brand and private label business areas. The operational management of the group is carried out by Dr. Silvia Bentzinger, Dr. Horst Gersmeyer and Dr. Marc Barrantes.

Dr. Silvia Bentzinger has overall responsibility for the Seidensticker brand. The doctor of law has been with the group since 2008. As CEO of the Seidensticker brand, Dr. Silvia Bentzinger also spokeswoman for operational management. Dr. Horst Gersmeyer, who has been with the Seidensticker Group since 2018, is COO of the group of companies. In this role, he heads the Supply Chain division and is responsible for global activities within Purchasing & Procurement as well as Production and Logistics for Europe and Asia. In addition, Dr. Horst Gersmeyer heads the Private Label division. Dr. As CFO, Marc Barrantes is responsible for finance and accounting, controlling, IT, legal affairs and human resources.

Dr. Silvia Bentzinger, Dr. Marc Barrantes and Dr. In their functions, Horst Gersmeyer will report to the two managing partners Frank and Gerd Oliver Seidensticker.

Management

Unternehmensleistung of the Seidensticker Group

A Family Business.

The Seidensticker group of companies is a traditional family company and is now in the 3rd generation.

The two managing partners Gerd Oliver and Frank Seidensticker focus on strategic management and the expansion of the brand and private label business areas. The operational management of the group is carried out by Dr. Silvia Bentzinger, Dr. Horst Gersmeyer and Dr. Marc Barrantes.

Dr. Silvia Bentzinger has overall responsibility for the Seidensticker brand. The doctor of law has been with the group since 2008. As CEO of the Seidensticker brand, Dr. Silvia Bentzinger also spokeswoman for operational management. Dr. Horst Gersmeyer, who has been with the Seidensticker Group since 2018, is COO of the group of companies. In this role, he heads the Supply Chain division and is responsible for global activities within Purchasing & Procurement as well as Production and Logistics for Europe and Asia. In addition, Dr. Horst Gersmeyer heads the Private Label division. Dr. As CFO, Marc Barrantes is responsible for finance and accounting, controlling, IT, legal affairs and human resources.

Dr. Silvia Bentzinger, Dr. Marc Barrantes and Dr. In their functions, Horst Gersmeyer will report to the two managing partners Frank and Gerd Oliver Seidensticker.

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