|» The PUMA Chronicle
Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung writes down his trademark in
the knife makers role of Solingen - the PUMA history began.
His great-grandchild Nathanael (1815-1865) moved the production
to the nearby city of Solingen
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.
On May 26th the name "PUMA-Werk, Lauterjung und Sohn"
is written down on the Solingen register of companies.
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.
During the second World War the production is put under
the authority of the war industry.
Return to the civilian production of pocket- and household
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
PUMA develops the model White Hunter for the East african
PUMA introduces the number system. Every model gets an
examining number of its own, incl. guarantee exercise
book, with production year.
Renate von Frankenberg takes over the management in the
Oswald von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf dies and leaves
an economically highly profitable and internationally
recognized enterprise behind.
Sale of PUMA-Werk to the Solinger family Hindrichs.
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.
Sale to businessman Heiner Hiepass-Aryus and removal to
the modern industrial area "Aufderhöhe".
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
With "Puma TEC" the company completes its knife
program with economically attractive, fixed blade and
folding knives in a modern look.
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
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The traditional company provides a internet program "PUMA
Individual" in which the customer can assemble his
own original PUMA knife independently and individually.