Our target groups are babies and infants, so safety is a top priority for us. Constant checks ensure superior quality and compliance with EN 71 as well as all other safety regulations.
We have a wide range of colourful, child-oriented and innovative toys. From pacifier chains, rattles, puzzles and clip figures right through to rocking horses – all our items are 100 % made in Germany.
We only ever use local woods, such as beech and maple, and always process them under environmentally friendly conditions with environmentally friendly materials. Our aim is to make the lives of babies and children a little more interesting from day one, and to encourage and accompany them in their development.
Our company was founded by Günter Hess in 1990, in the small town of Olbernhau in the Erzgebirge region. He started his “one-man operation” from the cellar and garage. Just like in the early days, we still only ever produce our products in Germany. Over 50 employees work for our company in our 3 sites in Olbernhau, Blumenau and Grünthal. All assembly work is carried out by hand.
Whereas the company started out only ever using manual production methods, we now also use state-of-the-art technology. Various CNC machines, robots and modern printing methods ensure that our products are available at reasonable prices, despite being produced in Germany.
Developing new products is very important to us. It’s the only way we can be sure to succeed. We design, tinker with, trial and test our products every single day in order to ensure that they are ideally suited to babies and children. Every year, on the long journey from initial sketch to finished item, this is how many new products are created – simply by observing children. This is how ideas are born and developed. And it’s a successful way of doing things, because as you may well know:
- We produced the first wooden pacifier chain in 1992
- We were the first company to attach a ball to the foot of the baby gym to stop babies from hurting themselves
- We produced the first height-adjustable baby gyms
- We were the first company to design pacifier chains both with and without a ring
And we could go on…
The daughter of the company’s founder, Claudia Hess, is in charge of design. She has two children herself, so knows all about what children need and want. Her graphic-design training and career as a wooden toymaker means that she is very good at putting her ideas into practice.
Because cooperation has become significantly more important over recent years, we want you in particular to benefit from our partnerships when you come to our region.
ELLDUS RESORT - family and spa
The Elldus Resort provides a warm welcome at 1000 metres above sea level at its 4-star family & spa resort in the spa town of Oberwiesenthal. Experience the most wonderful kind of holiday, whether in summer or winter. 120 apartments of various sizes provide ample space for both adults and children. Perfect for families, couples or friends.
Just switching off and relaxing is easy here, and there’s something for every mood, with a 2000 m² wellness area with steam bath, a Laconium, a heated pool, a Finnish sauna, an organic sauna, a salt area, an aquatic area and a quite room with fireplace and panoramic views, as well as feel-good beauty and spa treatments, Milon Vital circuits, yoga and a range of classes.
Our secret tip for all families with children is the Fips world with large play area, childcare, pony rides and an extra children’s water area with children’s sauna.
The entire Ellinger family team is looking forward to making your favourite time of year an unforgettable experience.
Toy paradise – and making a shopping trip into a real experience…
In the middle of the “Seiffen toy village", this shop has a truly special appeal. Many customers and visitors feel like they’ve been transported back to their childhoods in this "Paradise". There are both “old” toys and toys with state-of-the-art design.
You can find a wide range of colourful, child-oriented and innovative toys here. From pacifier chains, rattles, puzzles and clip figures right through to rocking horses, decorative items, Christmas items and gifts – you’ll find everything you need here in this shop. And if you can’t decide right there and then, you can easily make an order at home via the online shop.