Seitz, The Fresher Company, celebrates its 25th anniversary in North America this month. It was on March 28, 1998 when Seitz GmbH opened its first subsidiary in Tampa, FL.
The company recently announced, “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in North America, we would like to thank our customers, distributors, industry partners and the Seitz team members for their loyalty and support.”
Seitz of North America’s parent company, Seitz GmbH, traces its roots back to 1885 when Heinrich Seitz founded his own company at Gutleut-Strasse. Two years later, his younger brother Fritz joined the company, followed by Hermann Seitz.
Over the years, the company expanded. In 1906, they opened their first store in Berlin. When Heinrich Seitz died, his widow and Hermann Seitz took over management of the company. Her son, dr. Alexander Seitz joined and became co-owner in 1928.
Thirty years later, Herman Seitz’s nephew, Berthold Runge, took his place. Then, three years later, Dr. Alexander Seitz withdrew from the business and handed over his place to son Walter Seitz, a textile engineer. His son, Alexander, joined the company in 1996 as marketing manager and became managing director that year. Two years later, Seitz expanded to North America.