Munich, January 1, 2011
Back in 1886, had merchant Michael Braun and corset maker Johann Gottfried Spiesshofer been told that the tiny corset factory they had just set up in southern Germany would one day become the world’s leading supplier of lingerie and shapewear, they surely would have been astounded.
125 years on, the business that started out with just six sewing machines and six employees has developed into a unique global player, with 37,500 employees working in over 120 countries. Known now as Triumph International, and still in the hands of the families of its founders, the company develops, produces and sells fabulous lingerie, shapewear, underwear, beach fashion, leisurewear, and sleepwear for women and men, under such renowned brand names as Triumph, sloggi, Valisère, and HOM.
Perfection, innovation and a fervent desire for supreme quality comfort and cutting-edge design is at the heart of the company’s philosophy. It is this very commitment that brings the seductive power to Triumph lingerie and shapewear: every piece flatters the body, lures the senses and expresses sublime fashion and body awareness. Stylish, high-performance, contemporary designs – no other intimate apparel company offers such an extensive portfolio of desirable brands and products.
In the anniversary year of 2011, Triumph International’s love of innovation is particularly celebrated in its main brand – Triumph. The label sets trends for the next decade with not just one, but two new ground breaking collections: Triumph Essence –The Luxury Collection launches, offering a new perspective of lingerie. Furthermore, best-selling Shape Sensation is crowned with a second generation of alluring and truly sensational shapewear. Both promise the unrivalled fit and great Triumph style that has been distilled from 125 years of experience in perfecting the female silhouette.
Looking to the future, Triumph International will continue to strive for the very best in design, materials, and craftsmanship, with all the hallmark dedication, passion and vision that the company has embraced for a century and a quarter.
Triumph International in the Philippines
In the Philippines, Triumph International has been active since 1974. Triumph International Philippines Inc. now occupies purpose built premises in Makati that serve as the hub for its Sales & Marketing operations.
Today, Triumph International Philippines Inc. continues its commitment to the very best standards of service and innovation, developing and producing designs that meet the requirements of Filipino customers.
Triumph International is one of the world’s leading underwear manufacturers. The company enjoys a presence in over 120 countries with its core brands Triumph®, sloggi®, Valisère® and HOM®. Triumph employs more than 37,500 people and achieves a turnover of CHF 2.3 billion (2009).