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40 years of L-SHOP-TEAM

This year, L-SHOP-TEAM GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary. The story of Germany’s large textile wholesaler for the promotional, leisure and professional sectors began on 15 March 1981.

L-SHOP-TEAM celebrates 40th anniversary. Photo: L-SHOP-TEAM GmbH.

The founders Armin Emmerich and Holger Jolitz, two friends, started in 1981 with the production of car stickers and buttons in their cellar at home. Just four years later, the basement became too small and the first of a total of four moves in the company’s history was imminent. Until the year 2000, the focus was on the production of printed promotional items, but the trade in unprinted textiles became increasingly dominant at the turn of the millennium. With the closure of the in-house print shop in 2011, the step from promotional product manufacturer to textile wholesaler was finalized.

Today, L-SHOP-TEAM is represented in 10 countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and France) and is one of the largest textile wholesalers in Europe with more than 120 international brands and over 6,200 articles. A team of over 180 employees ensures on-time and seamless delivery as well as competent advice and support – personally and digitally.


The course for further successful decades has been set with the management consisting of Stefan Schenk, Björn Emmerich and Andrea Herrmann (née Jolitz). In 2022/2023, the company headquarters will move from Dortmund to Unna. From Unna, L-SHOP-TEAM will then optimise its range of products and services for customers throughout Europe on almost 52,000 square metres of warehouse space. Together with their colleagues, the managing directors are looking forward to an exciting and challenging future.