100 years of DURABLE

Milestones in the success story

From the first clip folder to innovative modern work concepts: German brand manufacturer DURABLE has been impressing customers with pioneering workplace solutions for 100 years – both nationally and globally.

DURABLE – the name says it all. The idea behind the brand name been the company’s guiding vision for its entire 100-year history: Future-proof solutions for modern forms of work, enduring quality and award-winning design-products. Around the world, the way we work has changed significantly in the past 100 years. The classic office with a typewriter and carbon paper are just as much a thing of the past as transporting goods in carriages.

Computers, mobile devices and methods like Kaizen and agile working has changed the working environment just as much as the increasing flexibility in when and where we work. As a result, DURABLE currently offers a wide selection of modern workplace products for many different industries: from tablet holders to cable management systems, from mobile organisation to variable labelling and presentation concepts.

Milestones of the 100-year company history

From its foundation in 1920, through extensions to the production facilities, expansions and lots of product innovations: Learn all about the most important milestones in the DURABLE chronicle >>

Internationally well positioned


DURABLE sells its product portfolio in over 80 countries. In addition to 12 subsidiaries and representative offices in Europe and the USA, the brand manufacturer cooperates with distributors in many countries.

Overview of all subsidiaries >>



Environmentally oriented management

Environmentally friendly corporate management is more important than ever and for DURABLE is part of the basic understanding of modern business. Savings in electricity consumption, the constant optimisation of the internal recycling process and the reduction of CO2 emissions are examples of environmentally friendly measures taken in recent years. In addition, the Blue Angel range meets special requirements for durability and environmental friendliness.

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Outstanding product innovations

Filing without punching: In 1959, DURABLE invents the DURACLIP® clip folder. In total, 500 million units have been sold since then.

Long-lasting display panel systems with a special guarantee: DURABLE display panels always convince with innovative features and a high degree of combinability.

In 2009, DURABLE brings a brand-new form of flexible presentation to market: the DURAFRAME® info frame. Multi-award-winning, sold in millions and even to be seen in a TV campaign in 2018.

In 2012, the VARICOLOR® drawer box with its elegant and discreet colour scheme soon enjoys great popularity. Therefore, the VARICOLOR® family continues to grow.

With its latest developments, DURABLE is once again showing its feel for modern work trends:

The TABLET HOLDER range makes efficient work and presentation possible with tablets.

The CAVOLINE® cable management system tames tangled cables in the workplace and at home.

The QUADRO® multi-functional trolleys combine versatile uses with stylish elegance in trendy colours.

DURABLE’s monitor holders offer a particularly flexible solution for ergonomic workplaces.

The lighting brand LUCTRA®


In 2015, DURABLE opens up a new segment with its new LUCTRA® luminaire brand. The LUCTRA® table, stand and mobile lamps have won many awards and provide good working light in the office or at home. The professional, biologically effective LED lighting system implements the latest scientific findings on the effect of light on people (Human Centric Lighting). LUCTRA® light can reproduce natural daylight almost completely, thus supporting the individual's inner clock and promoting a sense of well-being.

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