How it all began... In 1936, my grandfather Nikolaus Schmelz laid the foundation for Harold's in Obertshausen and opened a leather bag manufactory. In the following almost 80 years we have constantly developed the production processes.
My father Günter Schmelz has been with the company since 1955. He consistently built up long-term cooperations with foreign partners, first in Italy, later also in Colombia and India. Carefully selected materials as well as craftsmanship and know-how formed the basis for our bags.
In 1999 I, Thilo Schmelz, joined the company. As a trained architect, I compare a bag to a house that people like to live in: it is thoughtfully developed in form and function, durable in design and use, and made of authentic materials.
Today, this way of working determines the qualitative and aesthetic appearance of the Harold's brand: constructive, timeless design, first-class craftsmanship and natural leathers.