The doppler principle
Our passion for umbrellas determines who we are and what we do. Every day and in all weathers – no exceptions!
Our products accompany people through the very elements of nature – in sun, rain, snow and wind. With our brands doppler, doppler Manufaktur, Knirps and derby, we are building on quality, innovation, variety and customer service and have used these strengths to successfully establish our company – owner-managed since 1946 – around the world.
HANDMADE IN AUSTRIA
Founding of umbrella factory Ernst Doppler & Co. GmbH in Braunau am Inn, Austria. A year after the end of the war, after losing his umbrella factory in the Sudetenland, company founder Ernst Doppler starts again from scratch in his home town.
Founding of German company doppler Schirme H. Würflingsdobler & Co. KG (Simbach am Inn)
Opening of the new sales and purchasing office in Taiwan
Founding of subsidiary “derby Umbrella Ltd.” in Hong Kong
Founding of subsidiary “doppler CZ” in the Czech Republic
Founding of subsidiary “doppler” in Slovakia
Development/consolidation of the company doppler Braunau (formerly 8 different factories)
Licence (production and sales) for s.Oliver umbrellas
Founding of a joint venture in Slovakia (production of garden umbrellas)
Complete takeover of the Knirps brand as well as Knirps ® Licence Corporation, together with the company Strotz AG (Switzerland)
Participation in a Romanian production and trading firm (20%)
Licence for Bugatti umbrellas
Site extension in Braunau/Ranshofen
Launch of Knirps ⛱ sunshades
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