Meindl- the success story

the 17th century

At the end of the 17th century: In a document, Petrus Meindl is mentioned as the first shoemaker in Kirchanschöring...
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1928

Lukas Meindl senior becomes a self-employed shoemaker in the 7th generation...
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1934

In addition to manufacturing shoes, he begins to...
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1948

His son Alfons Meindl joins the family business...
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1949

For the first time, Alfons Meindl takes part in the shoe trade show in Munich...
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1955

Alfons’ brother, Hannes Meindl, also joins the company...
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1976

Alfons Meindl develops the Meindl A-D boot categories, which are...
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1979

Exclusive development of the first multi grip sole...
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1982

The first Meindl GORE-TEX® boot: Meindl Trailer. In 1981...
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1990

Lukas Meindl, Alfons’s son, joins the company and takes over the Production...
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1991

An environmental committee is established for responsible...
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1995

As there is no longer enough space in the town centre, a new...
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1996

After finishing his studies and apprenticeships, Lars Meindl joins...
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1999

An overwhelming result in the first reader’s choice of the ‘Outdoor’ specialist magazine...
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2000

Presentation of the Air Revolution® concept successfully...
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2002

The MFS (memory foam system) is developed to improve fit further, and...
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2004

At ISPO MUNICH in summer, Meindl is awarded the ISPO Innovations Award for...
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2005

The warehouse in Kirchanschöring is enlarged.
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2006

Launch of the new product range MFS®-Vakuum.
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2006

Alfons Meindl, born in 1929, managing partner and senior director...
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2007

Receiving the Bavarian State Medal for...
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2008

The Alfons Meindl Sozialstiftung, a social foundation, is set up...
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2010

20-jähriges Jubiläum unseres Erfolgsmodells Island.
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2012

In the Meindl Identity® models, Meindl - as the first manufacturer of boots...
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2013

Ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a logistic centre...
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2014

Lukas Meindl is voted the Outdoor Personality of the Year by...
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2015

For the second year in a row...
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2016

Meindl and W.L. Gore celebrate their 35-year partnership...
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