Shape 3 Innovative Textiltechnik GmbH (ehemalige Bandfabrik Wilhelm Büsgen)
Friedrich-Engels-Allee 161
42285 Wuppertal

Shape 3 Innovative Textiltechnik GmbH

Shape 3 Innovative Textiltechnik GmbH

A wide and inviting driveway on the popular Friedrich-Engels-Allee. Once you have gone past the gateway you come to a typical ensemble of commercial buildings that emerged on the banks of the Wupper in Wuppertal at the end of the 19th century. In 1873, Friedrich Wilhelm Büsgen founded his ribbon weaving mill where ribbon was manufactured and sold. The 4th generation of this family operates Shape 3 GmbH. Besides manufacturing ribbon and brand-name Büsgen textiles, the company also develops new, world-wide patented technologies for the production of three-dimensional textiles. In the basement of the historical factory situated on the banks of the Wupper, a blaze of colour awaits visitors to their factory outlet. Stacked like rainbows on a sunny day, one can see and select from wonderfully coloured ribbons – some plain, others elaborately patterned - all made of a wide variety of materials. This is a wholesale and retail store. Beware: danger of addiction!

OTTER-Messer / Mercator-Knife
Irlenfeld 5
42699 Solingen

OTTER-Messer / Mercator-Knife

OTTER-Messer / Mercator-Knife

An old brick building in a planted courtyard. When you open the door you can smell typical manufacturing odours: blade oil and metal. Pocket knives and specialty knives are stored in both old wooden boxes and in modern transport boxes and shipped all over the world. This includes not only their best-selling classic products such as the foldable Mercator knife with its carbon steel blade, but also specialty items such as sickle-shaped gardener knives or bone handled pocket knives.

CARL MERTENS
Krahenhöher Weg 8
42659 Solingen

Carl Mertens | Passion for Values. Since 1919

Carl Mertens | Passion for Values. Since 1919

Carl Mertens has been producing first-class quality products in Solingen for over 90 years - Made in Germany. Factory windows allow for an insight into the production of Carl Mertens.  Each and every one of the classic designer pieces is created in Solingen and visitors can experience this on factory tours. Besides various cutlery series which have made Carl Mertens so famous, there are many modern stainless steel articles you can see and purchase in their factory outlet’s showroom. It’s always about clear design for tables, dining tables, and living rooms. CARL MERTENS products are often honoured with designer awards.  Factory tours can be made by appointment. 

Ed. Wüsthof Dreizack KG
Kronzprinzenstr. 49
42655 Solingen

ED. Wüsthof Dreizackwerk

ED. Wüsthof Dreizackwerk

The family-owned business ED.WÜSTHOF DREIZACKWERK KG has been producing high-quality cutlery in Solingen since 1814. Here the WÜSTHOF knives “Made in Solingen / Germany” are manufactured in their highly modern factory. Knives that are appreciated by household users as well as gastronomes and cooking staff. The logo was registered at the “Kaiserliche Patentamt” (imperial patent office) in Berlin as early as 1895. It stands as a symbol of design and exclusiveness. Products are available in their factory outlet found on the production premises on Kronprinzenstrasse in Solingen. Their products range from cooking knives and cooking utensils to scissors and high-quality manicure items.

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren
Burger Landstraße 60
42659 Solingen

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren

Manual craftsmanship and modern techniques, traditional manufacturing techniques and modern steels characterize the products of the famous “Burgvogel” brand which are produced in the Karl Bahns Stahlwarenfabrik in Solingen. Primarily, it is about making the grade in the kitchen: meat and cooking knives as well as specialty items for professional kitchen use are showcased and sold in their factory outlet. A factory tour does the trick for every visitor, especially when the different grinding and sharpening techniques are explained. For example, the so-called “Kullenschliff” is a chain of fine curves along a knife’s cutting edge that allows a salmon knife to glide along the fish on a pocket of air without sticking.

Hubertus Schneidwarenfabrik Kuno Ritter e.K.
Wuppertaler Str. 147
42653 Solingen

Hubertus Schneidwarenfabrik Kuno Ritter e.K.

Hubertus Schneidwarenfabrik Kuno Ritter e.K.

Knives are the oldest tools known to mankind. Hunting knives especially belong to the earliest utensils of human civilization.  Saint Hubertus, the patron saint of hunters, lends his name to the traditional cutlery manufacturer HUBERTUS in Solingen – specialists who produce high-quality hand-crafted knives for hunting, sports and leisure activities. Their entire range of products, including pocket knives, rescue knives, elegant livery knives, double-edged hunting knives and other hunting utensils with deer horn handles, is available to shoppers.

steinhaus1841
Kölner Straße 16
42897 Remscheid

steinhaus1841

steinhaus1841

The name steinhaus has stood for excellent quality meat and cold cuts bought and produced without compromise for over four generations in adherence to their own quality demands for meats and flavour. Customers are fully aware of the fact that here they will get beef from grazing oxen, lamb from Texel, and pork from Lünener Landschwein and, of course, from animals bred and brought up as naturally as possible. At steinhaus, customers can rely not only on the special know-how but also on the extensive experience in catering to the demands of high-class and star-renowned cuisine. Being passionate people who enjoy all kinds of life’s pleasures, the owner family inspires customers with many other products in more than 10 branches from Remscheid to Cologne to Hilden.

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels AG
Grünewalder Straße 14-22
42657 Solingen

Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG

Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG

The 330 sq. meter Zwilling store located on Grünewalder Straße in Solingen, presents knives, pots and pans, scissors, flatware and kitchen equipment in their showcases as well as beauty items from brand name manufacturers such as ZWILLING, MIYABI, Staub, Demeyere, Tweezerman and BSF. It also offers kitchen products, table settings and bathroom articles that are either being discontinued or are secondes at attractive prices in the integrated bargain store. ZWILLING – Passion for the best – since 1731.