HISTORY

Heading for success from the very beginning

What began as a small tailor’s in Central Germany has developed into a proud company operating throughout the world, which still considers a consciousness of tradition and an attention to detail to be its top priority. We prefer to leave making a loud noise to others and to focus on what we do best: trousers. Our success has proved us right: since the foundation of Gerke & Söhne GmbH in 1976, our production figures have risen by more than twenty fold.
  • 2016

    New showroom in Düsseldorf, hall 30 occupied
  • 2013

    form change of the trousers factory Gerke & Söhne GmbH to Gerke AG
  • 2012

    In relation to the new showroom in the DoubleU-Center, Düsseldorf, B2B online shop has been activated with offers from the NOS ranges and current flash themes
  • 2011

    Introduction of the big size label SIMPLYGee and entering into a licensing contract with OTTO KERN
  • 2009

    Introduction of the fashion label “GMP by Gerke”
  • 2008

    Conception and installation of our own shop system
  • 2006

    Launch of the “Gerke – my pants” brand
  • 2005

    Management taken over by Detlef and Carsten Gerke
  • 1997

    Beginning of relocation of production to Eastern Europe
  • 1994

    Building of second production site in Heiligenstadt/Thuringia
  • 1992

    Building and acquisition of the Logistics Centre “Am Kampfeld”
  • 1976

    Foundation of the current company, specialisation in ladies’ trousers. Management taken over by Hermann Gerke Junior and Walter Gerke
  • 1968

    Industrial production of ladies’, gentlemen’s and children’s trousers. Acquisition of the first production hall
  • 1935

    Hermann Gerke senior opened his tailor’s
 

INTERNATIONALITY

At home in many markets

The sustainable company structure with constant growth gives us the confidence to continue pursuing our expansion strategy. Meanwhile we are represented in over 25 countries, more countries are to follow. Here global thinking and individual dealings with the greatest variety of markets are essential to us in order to achieve qualitative growth also outside the German market. Included here are, in particular, open and ongoing dialoguewith the trade and close cooperation with partners. A first-rate sales network around the globe ensures international sales and satisfied customers of Gerke – my pants.