About Blum

Blum, a company synonymous with innovation, dedicated workforce, and a global presence, was established on March 1, 1952, by Julius Blum, a skilled blacksmith. Its humble beginnings saw the creation of a horseshoe stud, designed to prevent horses from slipping. Over time, the company's focus shifted, and in 1958, it ventured into producing furniture hinges.

The journey of innovation continued, and in 1964, Blum introduced concealed hinges, marking its entry into the furniture fittings industry. This strategic move paved the way for the company's exponential growth and establishment as one of the world's leading manufacturers of cabinet hardware. Today, Blum's products are distributed to over 120 countries worldwide.

Following Julius Blum's passing in 2006, his sons, Gerhard Blum and Herbert Blum, took over the reins of the family business. Currently, the company is structured with Gerhard E. Blum holding 26%, Herbert Blum with 26%, and the Blum Private Trust owning 48% of the shares.

Since June 30, 2019, the third generation of the Blum family has assumed leadership, with Gerhard E. Blum shifting focus to Blum Group Holding. The newly formed Management Board, comprising Philipp Blum, Martin Blum, Urs Bolter, and Gerhard Humpeler, emphasizes the importance of collaboration and leveraging the strengths of its workforce for future success.

Blum specializes in producing fittings and systems for furniture, particularly for kitchens. Its primary business segments include lift, hinge, and pull-out systems. From its inception with the horseshoe stud, Blum has diversified its offerings to include drawer runners, lift systems, and motion technologies, all while striving to optimize the utilization of its products in homes worldwide.  The first blum hinge is shown in the image.
About Blum
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