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Suspense for Shoes


Shoe trees, bootshapers and shoehorns

Since its foundation in 1959 by Norbert Schmid, the company nico NORBERT SCHMID GMBH + CO. KG is dedicated to the manufacturing and distribution of products that are suspenseful for shoes. In order to keep in shape what is important for the company – beyond shoes of all designs and sizes – nico expanded in 1960 with the production site of Dornbirn in Austria and in 1968 company Delfa in Bickenbach/Bergstrasse. Development and production of all essential products takes place in Germany.

Beyond the clear-sighted acquisitions at the beginning of business operations, the path was already laid for independence: An in-house engineering department and the manufacturing of injection moulding contributed an important part to the value added chain for the own company – and thus creativity and freedom of production of suspenseful products for shoes. But nico didn’t stop at producing injection moulding for their own demand. Soon, the agile company engineered and manufactured moulds for other clients, too. In 1962, the product range was expanded to technical plastic parts for industrial demands: This is the reason why suspenseful products for shoes and injection moulding are united at nico under one roof. So it is worthwhile for the cobbler not to stick to his lasts.

nico is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008