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Company

European industry leader

Berendsohn AG is the leading direct distributor on the European promotional products market. About 900 people are employed in the Berendsohn Group. More than 600 people work for the parent company BerendsohnAG; about 450 of them are advertising consultants working locally with clients, while more than 150 employees work in production and management. We invite internationally renowned artists and designers to create innovative, original designs for our exclusive promotional products, giveaways and high-end corporate textiles – that's what makes our portfolio stand out. 

180 years of experience in the advertising market

Berendsohn AG was founded 180 years ago, in 1833, by Bernhard Berendsohn as a publishing house with headquarters in Hamburg. Soon, the company was very successful selling so-called "Hamburgensia", coloured engravings of Hamburg's cityscape. Berendsohn earned a reputation as a source of quality gifts for companies in Hamburg to give to their overseas business partners. In the late forties, successor Günther Berendsohn displayed a finely honed business instinct when he re-established the family-owned company after World War II. Guided by his impressive pioneering spirit, he built the foundation for the business model the company follows to this day: The combination of useful products turned into effective advertising media and personal, local consultations with the client.

The spirit of the founders is still alive and well in the company. Their ideas and ideals still drive us today: Our personal customer relationships enable us to offer our customers a unique range of promotional products for maximum impact and long-term customer loyalty. Apart from the business unit Promotional Products, the Berendsohn Group includes subsidiaries INTERWEGA international Gesellschaft für Debitorenmanagement m.b.H., a Hamburg-based debtor management firm, and Lynka Sp. z o. o., a supplier of promotional and corporate clothing in Cracow, Poland. 

Connecting to new customers & building lasting business relationships

Corporate advertising with promotional items and gifts is more than a service. It is a relationship between companies and customers or between business partners. Thanks to their comprehensive training and close customer contact, our advertising consultants know all about these relationships. And about functional promotions and impressive gifts. They offer in-depth knowledge of the industry, know the region and work locally with our customers. Our experienced consultants know the advertising needs of our customers, suggest appropriate products and help with designing individual advertising messages.

The Berendsohn difference - overview

Berendsohn AG stands out from other providers, because we offer personal consulting services, individual design, top-quality finishing of our products and the option to try on our premium corporate textiles on-site. But, more importantly, we develop unique products you won't find anywhere else. Berendsohn AG is not just a distributor - we recognize market trends and design out own products, promotional gifts and collections. That is the Berendsohn difference!

  1. Exclusive promotional products and gifts created by our own product development
    We identify trends and work closely with renowned designers and artists to develop exclusive, unique products.
  2. Personal consultations
    Our competent advertising consultants visit our customers, present our products and offer advice relevant to our customers' advertising needs.
  3. Individual marketing design
    Our consultants work with you to create individual marketing ideas based on our items. Our professional graphics department turns your ideas into promotional items.
  4. Top-quality product finishing 
    In our modern production and service facility in Brüsewitz/Schwerin, we finish all promotional products and gifts according to our customers' specifications. Screen printing, pad printing, digital prints, engraving or embroidery – we realize your advertising ideas on our premium products.
  5. Trying on corporate textiles on-site
    We bring our GB Collection to you so that you can try it on and experience the modern styles and top quality of our fashion line.