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Création Baumann
Foundation: On October 1, 1886, Friedrich Baumann and Albert Brand founded the company Brand & Baumann that at that time produced and sold linen and semi-linen. At the beginning of the 20th century, the two entrepreneurs went their separate ways and Friedrich Baumann founded his own company, Baumann-Grütter, which produced linen. Division: Friedrich's sons, Willy and Fritz, took over the company in 1930 and gradually built up an export market for their products. In 1949, they divided the business among themselves, with Willy taking over the upholstery fabric weaving mill and Fritz the linen weaving mill (today's Création Baumann) Création Baumann as a brand: In 1951, Fritz moved his linen weaving mill to Bern-Zürichstrasse in Langenthal, where the company is still located today. Soon the range was adapted to furnishing fabrics. In the late 50ies "Création Baumann" was introduced as a brand name. The third generation: When Jörg Baumann entered into the company in 1962 as a representative of the third generation of the Baumann family, turnover had already risen to CHF 4.5 million, approximately half of which was written in the export markets. In 1976, when Jörg Baumann took over the company, the number of employees amounted to 200. The fourth generation: Philippe Baumann entering into the Création Baumann in 1996 marked the fourth generation of the family taking up work for the company. In the year 2000, he took up general management of the company, with Jörg Baumann serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors.