Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung writes down his trademark in the knife makers rolls of Solingen – The PUMA history began.
His great-granchild Nathaniel ( 1815-1865 ) moved the production to the nearby city of Solingen.
His son, Ernest Otto Lauterjung ( 1855 – 1931 ) for the first time also manufactures pocket-knives, stilettos, sabers and hunting knives in an additional small factory.
On May 26th, the name “PUMA-Werk, Lauterjung und Sohn” is written down on the Solingen register of companies.
The sons Eugen ( 1883 – 1961 ) Franz ( 1888 – 1976 ) build a second plant in Solingen and push the export business. PUMA became known internationally before WWII.
1936 – 1945
During the second World War the production is put under the authority of the war industry.
Return to the civilian production of pocket and household knives.
Oswald von Frankenburg and Ludwigsdorf ( 1915 – 1986 ) husband of Renate Lauterjung changes the production to functional hunting, fishing, outdoor and sporting knives. In cooperation with top forestry commissioner Walte Frevert , numerous classics are developed ( Waidbesteck, Jagdnicker, Waidmesser, Universal Hunting knife and Hog Spear ). The bloodhound leader Tassius designs the Rüdemann and Wiltöte.
PUMA develops the model White Hunter for the East Africa Hunting Organization.
PUMA develops the number system. Every model gets an examining number of its own, including guarantee exercise book, with production year.
Renate von Frankenburg takes over the management of PUMA-Werk.
Oswald von Frankenburg and Ludwigsdorf dies and leaves an economically highly profitable and internationally recognized enterprise behind.
Sale of PUMA-Werk to the Solingen family Hindrichs.
Harald Lauer, already active in the enterprise since the end of the seventies, becomes Managing Director of PMA-Werk. Under his management new production methods are forced, e.g. CNC controllers and laser technology.
Sale to businessman Heiner Hiepass -Aryus and removal to the modern industrial area “Auferhöhe”.
Next to the classic line PUMA offers its ustomers a series of very qualitative knives in traditional design under the label “PUMA IP” ( PUMA International Production )
With PUMA TEC completes in knife program with economically atractive, fixed blade and folding knives with a modern look.
2009 / 2010
The traditional company provides an internet program ” PUMA Individual” in which the customer can assemble his own original PUMA knife independently and individually.