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.
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.
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.