The company, headed by Reinhard Kolbe for 27 years, is Germany’s oldest mailbox manufacturer and is still 100% family-run. The success of Max Knobloch Nachf. GmbH is undoubtedly also due to the chub. He is celebrating his 70th birthday in June and is passing the baton on to the management for this occasion.

He has largely withdrawn from day-to-day business, but Reinhard Kolbe is still present and active in the company to this day. Founded in Döbeln in 1869, the family business has developed from a small metal processing company to an internationally known company with 150 employees at two Döbelner locations. KNOBLOCH can look back on an eventful company history, which is characterized by setbacks, but ultimately also by the belief in the company and its continued existence. After the political change and reprivatisation, the couple Erika and Reinhard Kolbe put the traditional Saxon company back on the road to success. Despite difficult early years and drastic events like the flood of the century. Reinhard Kolbes’ credo is a corporate culture characterized by honesty, mutual respect and shared values.

Well prepared for the generation change

The company is well prepared for the generation change. Because since 2002, the now 45-year-old son Thomas Kolbe has been managing the business at KNOBLOCH. Nevertheless, he meets the upcoming changes with the necessary respect: “It is certainly not an easy task to continue writing my father’s success story.”

Strengthen the brand in the spirit of family tradition

In addition to the highest quality of the materials used and the best processing quality, service and customer orientation are top priorities at KNOBLOCH. “We want to be a reliable and loyal partner for our customers in the future too,” emphasizes Thomas Kolbe.

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Max Knobloch Nachf. GmbH was founded in 1869 and is known in the mailbox market under the brand name Knobloch. This makes Knobloch the oldest still producing mailbox manufacturer in Germany and the only full-range supplier in the area of ​​mailboxes and letterbox systems. With 120 employees, Knobloch manufactures products for the entrance area and scores with quality from Germany, Saxony.


Jana Wagner, Marketing – PR employee
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