Maximiliana Pangerl one of the CEOs of Mühldorfer speaks about how to grow to the premium company, remain a family business and keep production in Germany, without changing traditions. The part from the inreview for the magazine Современный отель.
When Mühldorfer Company was launched and what hotel was your first customer?
- Mühldorfer was founded in 1919 in Germany / Bavaria / Haidmühle. The CEOs Maximiliana Pangerl and Elisabeth Hintermann were 25 and 20 years old when they took over their father's company in 1987, in fourth generation. In 1993, a fair in Dubai brought the Breakthrough. The sisters made their first contacts with the hotel industry in the Middle East. Four years later this commitment paid off:
Mühldorfer received the order to supply duvets and pillows for the Burj Al Arab Dubai, one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Does this hotel still running and keep being your partner? How many hotels do you work with now and in what hotel chains your company is preferred partner?
- We still have the great privilege working together with Burj Al Arab. For the 7* hotel, we deliver our high-end Eiderdown Duvet and we also receive re-orders for their bedding.
Our main business partner is the 4-5* hotel industry worldwide. Mühldorfer is satisfying the demands of customers such as Burj Al Arab, Kempinski, Radisson Hotel Group, Steigenberger/InterCity, Mövenpick, Jumeirah, InterContinental Hotel Group, Belmond, Pentahotels, The Dorchester Collection, Hotel Sacher Vienna, Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Armani Hotel Milan, Mandarin Oriental, Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich, The Dolder Grand Zurich, Millennium Bab Al Qasr Abu Dhabi, The Peninsula Shanghai, Rosewood Hong Kong, Monte Carlo Bay Resort, Hotel Hassler Rome, right through to customized solutions e. g. for cruise line ships such as AIDA, A-ROSA, Viking River, Viking Ocean, Scenic Cruise Lines, etc.
Our top references for Russia: HOTEL BALTSCHUG KEMPINSKI MOSCOW, LOTTE HOTEL MOSCOW, Radisson Сollection Moscow, Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park, Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel Moscow, InterContinental® Moscow Tverskaya, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Domina St. Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia, Radisson Hotel in Rosa Khutor, Hyatt Regency Sochi, MRIYA RESORT&SPA, Domina Novosibirsk and many others.
Your factory is located in Bavaria. Do you expand your manufacture to some other countries like many companies have moved their fabrics to China?
- Since beginning of Mühldorfer in 1919, there is only one product site – in Germany / Bavaria / Haidmühle.
The down and feathers processed by Mühldorfer are washed in the lime-free mountain spring water of the Bavarian Forest and are heated in the steam dryer above 120 ° C. When leaving the house, the down and feathers are free of dust, sterilized, purified and odorless and thus hypo-allergic. We only buy down and feather from reginal and European farmers with which we have longstanding and trustful business relationships.
Mühldorfer is 100 years old company this year! Congratulation with incredible date! Let me ask, what was the biggest challenge during these years?
- Mühldorfer had experienced and survived many historical events, however for us, the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis is a very big challenge, as the end is such unpredictable.
Now we realize that the friendly und trustful business which we have always cultivated, is so much respected by our valued customers.
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