Our History

The family-run, medium-sized company, TITANIA® Fabrik GmbH, was founded in 1950 by Friedel-A. Kotte senior in Wülfrath (North Rhine-Westphalia), the hometown of the Kotte family, and today is proudly run by the third generation.

How it all began

TITANIA® Fabrik GmbH first started out designing and producing gas lighters and other household items in our local production facility. The first personal care product in the range – a pumice sponge – was discovered more by accident. How did that come about?

Due to Friedel-A. Kotte senior’s experiences during the war years, he started looking for an idea to keep food and drinks warm for longer. But with the technology available at the time, the insulation or foam around the container was disproportionately thick and therefore impractical. However, the material did have excellent cleaning properties. That is how the pumice sponge was created, and it is now one of the more than 1,300 cosmetics products in our range.

TITANIA® Fabrik GmbH today

Since TITANIA® Fabrik GmbH was founded more than 75 years ago, the site at Wülfrath has grown to more than 20,000m². Equipped with state-of-the-art injection moulding machines, tool making, in-house cosmetics production and filling facilities, research and development departments, a logistics centre and two fully automated high-bay warehouses, today the company is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care products in Europe.

TITANIA® – for a beautiful life

With the brand relaunch in 2022, the focus was on the guiding values of TITANIA® products – universal, reliable and uncomplicated – and the company's mission was highlighted with a new motto:

We want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin. That’s why here at TITANIA® we produce high-quality and long-lasting personal care products suitable for the whole family – regardless of your age or stage of life.

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