We are a company with stable roots. We owe this to our principle – one that is lived everyday – of making sustainability the benchmark for every decision. Our aim has always been to create a solid foundation upon which it is possible to achieve enduring growth. Thanks to a reliable sense of the needs of our customers and the characteristics of the footwear market, we are able to react to every development with great flexibility. We openly welcome challenges – be it concerning technical advancements, increasing internationalisation, or growth in competition.
Brand relaunch: Signet redesign and development of a stand-alone visual concept.
50th anniversary: 1.5 million euro investment in a 7,000 sq m photovoltaic plant, which will save up to 350 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Schwanheim becomes the company headquarters – the old buildings are converted into storage.
Expansion of the company premises in Lug to the Schwanheim location.
Partial transfer of production to foreign European locations, e.g. in Hungary, Romania and Croatia.
Günther Bauer passes the management of the company onto his son Willehad Bauer. Expansion continues.
Launch of the WALDLÄUFER brand – inspired by the Gabriel Ferry story of the same name. The image of a North American trapper adorns every WALDLÄUFER shoe from this point onwards.
Introduction of innovative products with durable yet comfortable crepe soles.
Founding of Lugina Schuhfabrik GmbH. The name is inspired by Lake Lugano in southern Switzerland – a renowned sailing location.