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moll History

moll is innovation and tradition

For more than 90 years, moll has stood for quality, innovation and solutions for people. This has made us an internationally leading manufacturer of desks and chairs that grow with the child, and of private, office and organizational furniture. Martin Moll leads the company, both in the spirit of this tradition and with a clear view of today’s needs. moll is to be an international premium brand manufacturer and a benchmark for high-quality, innovative functional furniture with a high design standard for discerning customers. The benchmark standard applies to each individual product in at least one category (function, design, quality).

moll was founded in 1925 by the Moll family as a carpentry shop in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

We are a leading international manufacturer of children’s desks and children’s chairs that grow with the child, as well as desks and swivel chairs for private office and organizational furniture. moll’s typical quality meets all standards for ergonomics, durability and customization — and everything is developed and manufactured right in Germany. Our German-made products are successfully marketed worldwide in more than 30 countries.

Learn more about the milestones of our company’s history.

1925

Andreas Moll, the grandfather of Martin Moll founds a cabinetmaker’s shop in Gruibingen.

1948

Office furniture are produced in small series for regional dealers.

1956

Hellmuth and Kurt Moll take over management of the company.

1960

The first rotary rack is introduced to the market.

1972

Destruction of the production halls due to fire.

1974

Market launch of the world’s first height-adjustable children’s and youth desk “moll – Arbeitsfreude”.

1982

Market launch of “Clou”, a height-adjustable solid wood secretarial desk.

1985

Market launch of “Vertikolift”, as one of the first sitting and standing tables for adults – height adjustment via gas spring and toothed rails or by means of an electric motor.

1988

Rotafile “as a complete range of rotary rack variants.

1989

Market launch of “Mobilight”, the self-developed light for the special needs of the children’s desk.

1990

With the “Young Office System”, a complete furniture system for the children’s learning area with a coordinated design and function is presented for the first time.

1991

moll delivers to 25 countries with an export share of 30%.

1992

Development of the first gridless height adjustment with crank handle for children’s desks.

1995

Market launch of the children’s desk system “Genius”, solid beech wood with stainless steel fittings.

1997

moll equips children’s desks with a large capacity drawer for the first time in the world – the Runner.

1998

Export offensive: CIS and Asia are the primary target markets.

2000

Relaunch of “Young Office System” in a new design and even more functions.

2000

Hellmuth Moll hands over corporate responsibility to Martin Moll.

2000

Market launch „Maximo“.

2002

Market launch of the design line “science” for children and adults. The office programme for the home.

2004

Market launch of “Lockfile”

2006

Development “Express”, the patented mechanical sit to stand height adjustment system.

2008

Development “Comfort”, the patented mechanical wire rope hoist height adjustment.

2009

moll delivers to 50 countries with an export share of 45%.

2012

Development of the patented tilting mechanism with cable pull and safety clutch for self-service by children.

2012

Market launch of a completely new design line with the children’s desk “Champion”, the children’s and youth swivel chair “Scooter” and the LED light “Flexlight”.

2014

Asia is the growth market for moll.

2015

Market launch of the moll unique design line with the lead products in minor T7 and minor S9. moll for the first time supplies the design-oriented furnishing area with furniture for “private office” at home.

2016

With an export share of more than 50%, moll delivers to 60 countries.

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