Blum celebrates 70 years alongside our Queen and Country

We all know this is an important year for our Country and our Queen, culminating in this weekend’s celebrations, but it is also the seventieth anniversary of the launch of the fittings manufacturer Blum.


Started on the 1st March 1952, Blum originally made horseshoe studs after the founder, Julius Blum who was a farrier, realised that keeping the horses’ shoes on with a simple stud would stop them slipping in adverse weather. Just six years later the company made its first furniture hinge, the start of a business which would come to dominate the furniture industry with subsidiaries throughout the world, a turnover of over 2.3 billion Euros, and over 8,000 employees, as well as a thriving apprentice programme.


Blum, however, like the Queen, have not rested on their laurels in the 70 years of business. The product range has leapt to numerous hinges, drawer runners and lift systems for wall units. And the innovation does not stop there. Their services are unrivalled in the industry, with a technical department which is open 12 hours a day, every weekday, as well as Saturday mornings, a retail services department which aids retailers in showing Blum products to their best advantage and numerous aids to installation and manufacture, both online and physical. In addition Blum offer a lifetime guarantee on

all their products – you could say a lifetime of service – just like our Queen.


The final cherry on the top in the UK is that the Blum headquarters are now situated in a city! Yes, Milton Keynes has been awarded the status of City of Milton Keynes, as part of the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


Marketing Team Leader Lisa Robinson commented: “Hard work and determination spawn new opportunities. At the heart of it all is our commitment to improve not just our products, but the service and support we offer all our partners. It’s in our nature.”


Blum UK

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