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The company

Established over 200 years ago, Albrecht & Dill is used to navigating its way through eventful times. The company has overcome challenges by embracing a degree of risk, coming up with unconventional ideas and applying its unique expertise. With this approach, Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics has proved itself to be a long-established company with a flexible, forward-looking ethos. It has been dedicated to beauty since 1950.

Beauty is not the be-all and end-all, of course. Substance is needed too. Brands which tell unexpected stories that read like best-selling novels and which have surprises in store are the ones that interest Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics – the ones that the company puts heart and soul into supporting.


The birth of Albrecht & Dill

The Hanseatic firm Albrecht & Dill is established by Johann N. Albrecht and primarily trades cocoa. Right from the start, the company is firmly rooted in Hamburg’s business community and positions itself quickly on the market.


A name that endures for centuries

Theodor Dill joins the trading firm, which changes its name to Albrecht & Dill. Theodor Dill gains a very special reputation: when a fire breaks out at Hamburg stock exchange in 1842, he is the one who organises the efforts to put it out. His legacy of quick-thinking, purposeful action lives on at Albrecht & Dill to this day.



It all started with Chanel

Albrecht & Dill becomes the distribution partner for Chanel Parfums in Germany, thereby having a major influence on the German cosmetics industry. With this step, the firm positions itself as a forerunner in the beauty market.


The numbers say it all

The sales revenue generated by Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics GmbH trebles in the period between 1970 and 1979: a clear sign that the company is right to take a bold approach on the cosmetics market.


Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics moves to Osdorf

After a year of construction work, the firm moves into its 1,200 m2 home in Hamburg Osdorf – a place where ideas can blossom and the now 60-strong team can work in a family-like atmosphere.


Lalique joins the portfolio of brands

In 2004, the distributor welcomes products by the long-standing French parfumier Lalique Parfums Paris. As time passes and the firm proves increasingly successful it adds other brands, such as Cartier, Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Juliette has a Gun.


Sahling – luxury has a new name

Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics starts distributing its exclusive portfolio of brands under the name SAHLING Düfte at two boutiques of its own and six designer counters at luxury department stores like KaDeWe, Alsterhaus and Ludwig Beck.


Success on the mass market

Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics adds the Europe-wide distribution of Ed Hardy fragrances to its portfolio and sets a new milestone in the company’s history. The fragrances Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jay Z also join the catalogue and become sure-fire successes on the mass market.


Growth in the lifestyle segment

Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics widens its focus and incorporates the lifestyle brand bkr into its portfolio. bkr designs and produces high-quality glass water bottles with a special signature design. The brand’s bottles are must-have accessories which also promote a healthy lifestyle: the bkr creed is ‘8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work, 8 hours of fun, 8 glasses of water’.


ECM invests in Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics

The independent, growth-oriented investment company Equity Capital Management GmbH buys a stake in the firm. This strengthens the already important role of Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and enables it to tap the market’s substantial growth potential in full.


Exclusive niche brands are added to the portfolio

Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics secures a number of high-quality iconic perfume brands, such as Maison Crivelli, BDK Parfums and Salle Privée. These inspiring brands complement the existing portfolio perfectly and confirm the incredibly strong positioning of Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics on the fragrance market.


70th anniversary

The company celebrates 70 years in the cosmetics industry. The firm is unique in having such a wealth of experience combined with an appreciation of the unconventional. It will continue to shape the beauty industry in both the niche segment and the mass market.