August Heissner founded the company in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, in 1872. He is regarded as the inventor of the German garden gnome, and initially manufactured them. The former ceramics factory developed in the course of a century into a business with global operations, which now focuses on pond and fountain construction. HEISSNER GmbH is one of the leading companies in Germany in this field, selling primarily through DIY markets and garden centres.

Company Facts
Sector: Consumer goods
Headquarters: Lauterbach
In portfolio from: 2006 - 2014

Participating Funds
  • Commerz UBAG
  • WeHaCo
  • HF Fonds VII
  • HF Fonds IX
Responsible Investment Manager
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