History

1950

Marianne and Franz Götz found the Götz Puppenfabrik in Mönchröden ( later part of the town Rödental). The first dolls were made of papermache. The papermachee part were bought and lovingly built to a doll . All femily members helped to make the story a sucess. Franz Götz sold and delivered the first years the dolls himself.


1957

the first rotation molding machine was used to enable the production oft he parts in house. Still today this is how doll parts are manufactured.


1964

the 1st reproductions of original artist dolls of Sasha Morgenthaler, the daughter of the Bauhaus artist Morgenthaler and friend of Paul Klee, were manufactured. Götz ist he founder of the artistdoll reproduction.


1985

our employees increase to 150, later to 300.


1987

we founded our american subsidiary in Baldwinsville , NY USA.


1989

we reproduced artist dolls of Carin Lossnitzer and Sylvia Natterer. Our artist reproductions achieved worldwide recognition since than.


1990

subsidiary and productionplant in Budapest/Hungary.


1992

our play dolls were honored with the „Spiel Gut“ award the 1st time with many more to come.


1994

the licence for Sasha Morgenthaler dolls was renewed. Our own franchise retail chain was founded in Hungary.


1995

our artist doll Jerthe was honored with the „gläsernen Feenstab“ and „ Maria“ was honored with the design price „Form“.


1997

we started a cooperation with a childrensfashin design company, Pampolina and some of our dolls became little twins wearing the same clothes as the chilrden. „Pampolina by Götz collection“. „Janina 12 Jahre „ is honored with the „ doll award of excellence“


1999

the corporate management was assigned tot he 2nd generation oft he Götz Family Anke Götz-Beyer and Uwe Beyer.


2000

we received the licence "unser Sandmännchen".


2001

we received the europe-wide licence for Harry Potter as a handcrafted doll.


2004

Hannah`s world of play was born- the handcrafted doll enables creative play and supports individual development of cognitive abilities.


2005

the production of the exclusive Steiff handcrafted dolls started. A cooperation with the Margarethe Steiff GmbH.

we received the licence "Hase Felix" and introduced the doll accompanying the film " Felix - Ein Hase auf Weltreise".


2007

we introduced our successful doll concept "just like me".


2008

we received the licence of the little mouse "lillebi" and produced a collection of dolls and accessories.


2009

honouring the 50st birthday of "Unser Sandmännchen", we introduced to the market a limited edition "Sandmann in Lappland".


2010

is the anniversary year. The Götz Puppenmanufaktur looks back to 60 years doll passion and is thus one of the most traditional family owned doll companies.


2011

we present Haarwerk. A collection of premium make up and hairstyling heads.

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