2,000 Attend Open-House Event to Mark Wistoba Pinselfabrik’s 100th Anniversary

On September 2nd, 2017, Wistoba Pinselfabrik celebrated its 100th anniversary with an open house.  About 2,000 people came to visit the factory and were very impressed by the company’s technical and manual production.

Founded in 1917 by Wilhelm Stollberg, over the last decades his son, Friedrich-Wilhelm Stollberg, was busy transforming Wistoba into one of the leading paint brush and paint roller manufacturers in Europe. 

Meanwhile, the 3rd generation company owners Thorsten W. and Arndt W. Stollberg, were taking over this heritage and are still producing high quality paint brushes and rollers for professional painters with great success to this day.

Having a production and storage area of more than 5.000 sqm, 80 Wistoba employees are responsible for manufacturing more than 6 million paint brushes and rollers a year being supplied all over the world. Many tons of natural bristles as well as filaments are processed annually. All these different kinds of bristles are imported from Asia. Other components, wooden handles for example, are being bought in Europe.

For decades, the Stollberg family has been a member of the brush associations in Germany (VDPB) as well as Europe (FEIBP). 

Wistoba has the great advantage of being able to act with foresight without losing its roots – a secret of the company tradition and the key to the success of Wistoba Pinselfabrik.    

For more information about Wistoba Pinselfabrik, its products and services, please click the company link below.

Happy Birthday Wistoba from your friends at Brush Expert!
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