History 60 years 1958 - 2018 Insights into the Company History
Founding couple Andersen at the International Household Goods and Hardware Fair (Hausrat- und Eisenwarenmesse) in Cologne 1966.
Sven Andersen with daughter Scorlan in 2007 with the shopping trolley, that has been used for the escape in the famous Checkpoint Charlie museum
1958 The future Andersen company is born!
Since 1958, Mr and Mrs Andersen decided to manufacture shopping bags on wheels. They started in a horse stable near Satrup in the north of Germany: they sawed, bent tubes, nailed, assembled trolleys and finished with a coat of varnish at night.
Demand exploded and they realised that it was becoming impossible to continue on their own, in a stable. They expanded and moved to their first factory premises in 1962.
All shopping trolleys are still designed, developed and thoroughly manufactured in the Andersen factory, starting from the framework to the finished Shopper®. This involves a huge variety of Shopper® and equipment : aluminium tubing, seats, ball bearing wheels, telescopic handles, cooler bags, tarpaulin bags, sailcloth,…
The new generation Shopper® is launched with the Unus Shopper®: its cool futuristic look with oval aluminium tubing, its low-profile ball bearing wheels and its easy height adjustment and 3-way-system grip.
Andersen Shopper Manufaktur is the leader on the German market of shopping trolleys and is doing extremely well in many European countries with an export share of 35%.
In November 2008 the family-owned company celebrated its 50th anniversary with 10 million “Made in Germany” Shopper® sold. This comes as no surprise as Andersen Shopper Manufaktur has always valued quality and innovation.
In 2014 the Andersen Shopper Manufaktur co-operates with Ortlieb, a renowned producer of waterproof bags, to create a Shopper® with a waterproof bag.
In addition, an unusual material is used for bags: used, extremely resilient and water-repellent sail cloth is now starting its second life as a functional bag after various trips across the seas.