Andreas Daub Made in Germany

Andreas Daub Pforzheim – Jewellery since 1872

Over 130 years ago, the company founder Andreas Daub laid the foundation for one of the most important companies in the jewellery industry. As a young goldsmith, he was quick to realise the opportunities that the traditional location of Pforzheim offered for the industrial production of jewellery for an international market. As early as 1900 Andreas Daub A*D was one of the leading jewellery companies in Europe.

1872

The first mention of the company can be found in the address book of 1872: Andreas Daub “Bijoutier, Metzgerstraße 62”.

1881

In this year’s address book, the company presents itself as “Andreas Daub, Deimlingstr. 26, Medaillonfabrik, Broshes und goldene Shawinadeln“.

1887-90

Daub’s son-in-law Ludwig Stark and his sons Ludwig and Adolf Daub now also work in the company. In the meantime, the workforce has grown to 90 employees.

1904/05

In these two years new premises were built for the factory. These were to remain the company’s place of business until 2001.

1914

Thanks to the production of Rolled Gold Jewellery the company grew to a size of 750 employees.

1930

The economic crisis of 1929 caused only a short slump in the demand for jewellery made by Andreas Daub.

1945-48

During the air raid on Pforzheim on 23 February 1945, the production facility of the company Andreas Daub was destroyed. In the months that followed, the company produced its jewellery first of all in the Engel Inn in Göbrichen, then later in the Habermehlstraße in Pforzheim. In 1948 the company moved back to the rebuilt factory in the Luisenstraße.

1950-60

Thanks to the patents for Novaflex and for Mylord and Mylady the share of sales for watch bands rises and outstrips that of jewellery.

1965-72

The fourth generation made up of Ludwig Stark jun., Kurt Daub, Helmut Daub and Fritz Daub, is followed by the fourth generation represented by Karl Adolf Daub, Heinz Daub and Hermann Daub.

1980

The company Andreas Daub was one of the first factories in Pforzheim to invest in a wire cut EDM machine for manufacturing punching tools.

1993

A first men’s jewellery collection made of special steel was presented at the Basle Trade Fair. This later developed into the ADAMO Collection.

1998

By 1998 the company was under the joint management of the fourth and the fifth generation.

2002

The company Andreas Daub moved into its new production facilities, its “Factory of the Future” at Wilferdinger Höhe in Pforzheim.

2010

The 1400°C collection made of Zirconium Oxide, which is fully produced on site, was launched on to market.

2014

Kurt Daub takes over sole management of the company in the fifth generation.

2016/17

The company Andreas Daub takes over the employees and the pressed goods of the company Merz Export in Pforzheim.

1872

The first mention of the company can be found in the address book of 1872: Andreas Daub “Bijoutier, Metzgerstraße 62”.

1881

In this year’s address book, the company presents itself as “Andreas Daub, Deimlingstr. 26, Medaillonfabrik, Broshes und goldene Shawinadeln“.

1887-90

Daub’s son-in-law Ludwig Stark and his sons Ludwig and Adolf Daub now also work in the company. In the meantime, the workforce has grown to 90 employees.

1904/05

In these two years new premises were built for the factory. These were to remain the company’s place of business until 2001.

1914

Thanks to the production of Rolled Gold Jewellery the company grew to a size of 750 employees.

1930

The economic crisis of 1929 caused only a short slump in the demand for jewellery made by Andreas Daub.

1945-48

During the air raid on Pforzheim on 23 February 1945, the production facility of the company Andreas Daub was destroyed. In the months that followed, the company produced its jewellery first of all in the Engel Inn in Göbrichen, then later in the Habermehlstraße in Pforzheim. In 1948 the company moved back to the rebuilt factory in the Luisenstraße.

1950-60

Thanks to the patents for Novaflex and for Mylord and Mylady the share of sales for watch bands rises and outstrips that of jewellery.

1965-72

The fourth generation made up of Ludwig Stark jun., Kurt Daub, Helmut Daub and Fritz Daub, is followed by the fourth generation represented by Karl Adolf Daub, Heinz Daub and Hermann Daub.

1980

The company Andreas Daub was one of the first factories in Pforzheim to invest in a wire cut EDM machine for manufacturing punching tools.

1993

A first men’s jewellery collection made of special steel was presented at the Basle Trade Fair. This later developed into the ADAMO Collection.

1998

By 1998 the company was under the joint management of the fourth and the fifth generation.

2002

The company Andreas Daub moved into its new production facilities, its “Factory of the Future” at Wilferdinger Höhe in Pforzheim.

2010

The 1400°C collection made of Zirconium Oxide, which is fully produced on site, was launched on to market.

2014

Kurt Daub takes over sole management of the company in the fifth generation.

2016/17

The company Andreas Daub takes over the employees and the pressed goods of the company Merz Export in Pforzheim.