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» The PUMA Chronicle
1769
Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung writes down his trademark in the knife makers role of Solingen - the PUMA history began.
1855
His great-grandchild Nathanael (1815-1865) moved the production to the nearby city of Solingen
1876
His son, Ernst Otto Lauterjung (1855-1931) for the first time also manufactures pocket-knives, stilettos, sabers and hunting knives in an additional small factory.
1900
On May 26th the name "PUMA-Werk, Lauterjung und Sohn" is written down on the Solingen register of companies.
1920
The sons Eugen (1883-1961) and Franz (1888-1976) build a second plant in Solingen and push the export. So PUMA got known internationally before the II. World War.
1936-1945
During the second World War the production is put under the authority of the war industry.
1946
Return to the civilian production of pocket- and household knives.
1953
Oswald von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf (1915-1986), husband of Renate Lauterjung, changes the produktion on functional hunting-, fishing-, outdoor- and sporting knives. In cooperation with top forestray commissioner Walte Frevert, a numerous PUMA classics are developed (Waidbesteck, Jagdnicker, Waidmesser, universal hunting knife and hog spear). The bloodhound leader Tassius designs the Rüdemann and the Wildtöte.
1956
PUMA develops the model White Hunter for the East african hunting organization.
1964
PUMA introduces the number system. Every model gets an examining number of its own, incl. guarantee exercise book, with production year.
1967
Renate von Frankenberg takes over the management in the PUMA-Werk.
1986
Oswald von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf dies and leaves an economically highly profitable and internationally recognized enterprise behind.
1991
Sale of PUMA-Werk to the Solinger family Hindrichs.
1995
Harald Lauer, already active in the enterprise since the end of the seventies, becomes Managing director of PUMA-Werk. Under his management new production methods are forced, e.g. CNC controllers and laser technology.
1998
Sale to businessman Heiner Hiepass-Aryus and removal to the modern industrial area "Aufderhöhe".
2003
Next to the classic line PUMA offers its customers a series of very qualitative knives in traditional design under the label "PUMA IP" ( PUMA International Production).
2008
With "Puma TEC" the company completes its knife program with economically attractive, fixed blade and folding knives in a modern look.
2009
PUMA celebrates its 240 year company anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, new hunting knives series arise in classical PUMA style which modified according to the latest ergonomic knowledge.
2009 / 2010
The traditional company provides a internet program "PUMA Individual" in which the customer can assemble his own original PUMA knife independently and individually.
 
 
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