100 years of quality leather care.

Berlin quality: COLLONIL was born in Berlin.The history of COLLONIL is a Berlin story. The foundation stone of success was laid in two small rooms in the Köpenicker Straße in Berlin in 1909.

The business quickly started to prosper, making ‘oils’ and ‘shoe black’ ,the three founders – Karl Esslen and the Salzenbrodt brothers – expanded and moved to new premises in Schlesische Straße. A further move followed in 1921 to Mühlenbeck, a town about five kilometres east of Berlin. After the Second World War, the Salzenbrodt brothers decided to move over to West Berlin, where there were better economic prospects for enterprising businessmen.

Since the Esslen family did not move with them, COLLONIL started to trade as a single family business which became Salzenbrodt GmbH & Co KG in 1952.

In that year, the company had to move for the last time to the current company headquarters, 14,000 square metre factory site near Berlin Wittenau. It is here that the company still has its head office and production site today.

Collonil Poster

Further overseas branches have been established, COLLONIL VIENNA, COLLONIL FRANCE and COLLONIL ASP DENMARK.

Although COLLONIL has now been working internationally for a long time, even after 100 successful years of business, the brand still considers itself true to its origins and ‘Made in Germany’ is a term which  strives to signify high quality, reliable products.

Comprehensive expertise, the latest technology and high quality raw materials are the features which characterise COLLONIL. Sold in 82 countries, almost world-wide, high quality shoe and leather care is appreciated. Exports all over Europe continue to flourish and now COLLONIL is very much in demand in the wider world from Japan, China, Australia and Taiwan to the Middle East and the USA.

Euroleathers, attracted by Collonil’s quality and leather care expertise, took over the distribution in 2002 and have gradually broadened the range of products available from stock to what you see now on the website.

The quality of the products is uncompromising, Collonil’s relentless search for the best quality in all types of leather care is what sets them apart from the competition today.

It is sold to 300, mainly independant retailers and online, if you have any queries or requirements please contact us via phone or email.