Mijo Story

THANKS GRANDPA!

WE ARE A FAMILY STORY

this way

LEARNED FROM GRANDPA

Know-How and fun at work 

Why we do what we do is because we are particularly good at it. For three generations, we have known what matters when it comes to corporate fashion, textile labelling and choosing the right garments. In the process, we have repeatedly optimised our manufacturing processes and adapted them to new, modern standards.

Modern standards? In 1951 it still looked different...

Let's start at the beginning. In 1951, Eduard Klostermann from Heiligenhaus founded the company ekaha. What sounds so complicated and mysterious is a combination of name and place of foundation - Eduard Klostermann Heiligenhaus. Since our grandfather had always been familiar with textiles, he made the acquaintance of an American company in 1951 that manufactured textile printing machines and was looking for sales representatives in Germany and Europe. A great synergy quickly arose and the business took off. However, there were no "standards" at that time - so a lot of improvisation was done and an old caravan was quickly converted into the first mobile textile printing company in Europe. Grandpa Ede then went on a European tour with it. Denmark, Norway, France, England, Spain...at that time everything was still possible without having to speak a foreign language... with sign languages. 1951 Eduard Klostermann from Heiligenhaus founded the company ekaha. What sounds so complicated and mysterious is a combination of name and place of foundation - Eduard Klostermann Heiligenhaus. Since our grandfather had always been familiar with textiles, he made the acquaintance of an American company in 1951 that manufactured textile printing machines and was looking for sales representatives in Germany and Europe. A great synergy quickly arose and the business took off. However, there were no "standards" at that time - so a lot of improvisation was done and an old caravan was quickly converted into the first mobile textile printing company in Europe. Grandpa Ede then went on a European tour with it. Denmark, Norway, France, England, Spain...at that time everything was still possible without having to speak a foreign language... with sign languages.

MIJO-BRAND –  

SMALL BECOMES BIG

With a Borgward through Europe

1960 , they went on a big European tour. With a Borgward and a converted trailer, Grandpa Ede went on a big trip as "Dr. Textile". The small sales representative for American patch systems quickly became an entrepreneur in his own right.

Next generation

1988 Heribert Klostermann took over the management of ekaha and, thanks to high quality standards, made the company one of the leading suppliers of textile labelling in Europe. Initially, hotels, restaurants and hospitals were ekaha's first major customers. Thanks to its wash-boil- and dry-clean-resistant labelling solutions, the company was able to make a good name for itself in these sectors in particular. ekaha became one of the leading suppliers of textile labelling in Europe thanks to high quality standards. Initially, hotels, restaurants and hospitals were ekaha's first major customers. Thanks to its wash-boil- and dry-clean-resistant labelling solutions, the company was able to make a good name for itself in these industries in particular.

At some point, the focus shifted to service companies that wanted to equip their employees with company clothing. This is how the first cooperations with large manufacturers of workwear and the like began. In addition to the common and proven transfer labels and printing techniques, embroidery finishes were now increasingly used.

EXISTING CUSTOMERS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS

Ekaha has always been able to assert itself against larger companies with new innovations in the industry. In the meantime, companies such as VW, the German Armed Forces, Telekom and Airbus are part of the customer base. The oldest existing customers have been satisfied with ekaha's service and quality for more than 50 years. German Armed ForcesTelekom or Airbus are part of the customer base. The oldest existing customers have been satisfied with ekaha's service and quality for more than 50 years.

NOW

THE YOUNG WILD ONES ARE COMING

Because the next generation is now following in the footsteps of grandpa and dad, everything has to be made more modern, colourful and cool. Well, not that bad, but at MIJO we have also pooled our skills to be able to offer a really cool fulfilment concept.
Our know-how from textile labelling and corporate fashion now meets knowledge and strategies from e-commerce and textile wholesale. This means we can offer you the all-round carefree package you deserve.

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