Having just returned from the war, Otto Johannes Müller founds a small business with great optimism. In a laundry room, he makes the first brushes and brushes and invents the MÜHLE signet.
The company founder specializes in MÜHLE shaving brushes and wins the first export customers abroad. A fire destroys the company headquarters, but Otto Johannes Müller continues undeterred.
After the early death of his father, Hans-Jürgen Müller takes over the company with 40 employees. MÜHLE now exports its products to 36 countries.
The great expropriation wave of the GDR leadership also affected MÜHLE: Under pressure from the state, Hans-Jürgen Müller sold his company, which became a state-owned enterprise (VEB).
As part of the "VEB Flamingo-Brushes Schönheide" MÜHLE now produces brushes for the needs of the GDR. Hans-Jürgen Müller leaves the company and becomes self-employed as a brush maker.
With the turnaround, Hans-Jürgen Müller regained the expropriated family business. From then on it trades as Hans-Jürgen Müller KG, the MÜHLE signet remains.
50 years of MÜHLE
During the first years after reunification, MÜHLE struggled to survive every day. Little by little, the company wins new customers and rehires former employees.
In the period after the turn of the millennium, the product range is expanded to include a high-quality full range for wet shaving. The MÜHLE brand comes to the fore.
The sons Christian and Andreas Müller take over the management from their father. Despite the economic crisis, sales are growing and vertical integration is further increased.
The company is now celebrating shaving culture from the Ore Mountains in the metropolis of Berlin - with the first MÜHLE store including a barber shop in the Hackesche Höfe.
MÜHLE opens its second store in the heart of London's West End on Newburgh Street not far from Piccadilly Circus.
75 years of MÜHLE
From the small brush manufacturer to a global brand with classic status: MÜHLE is celebrating its 75th anniversary and continues to focus on shaving culture made in the Ore Mountains. In line with this, a treatment space will now also be opened in the MÜHLE store in London.
With the COMPANION, MÜHLE is breaking new ground: our first unisex model with a patented planing head is launched. Gone are the days when only men grabbed a safety razor. Developed for people who are looking for a unisex product that no longer makes any distinctions - except, of course, in terms of sustainability and zero waste.