Our story unfolds – it all began with the card

You know what they say: good stories often begin in the tiniest of garages. Well, ours began in 1976 in a small office in Ahrensburg near Hamburg. This is where Skorpion was brought to life and the company founder Jürgen Berglmeier successfully sold his first lovingly designed greetings cards. Roughly ten years later, the rented external warehouse was traded in for the current company headquarters in an industrial estate in Ahrensburg. Cards could then be made on a production line, enabling customer expectations to be met even more efficiently. In 2003, Stefan Berglmeier took over the publishing business and has been running the family-run business, with his father acting in an advisory role, ever since.

Our warehouse currently holds around 2,000 different designs from the current collection of greetings cards, gift bags and a wide range of stationery products. We ship them from here to specialist wholesalers, retailers and major chains across Europe.

The essentials – our corporate philosophy

What once began as a one-man operation is now a family-run company with tradition and continuity at its core. Many of our more than employees have been working for us for several years. Solidarity and team spirit are two values that we hold in high esteem. As a small company, we all pull together: every single employee sees the bigger picture and provides their creative input to help the company succeed. The varied workday is never monotonous thanks to the support we lend to one another and the wide range of tasks to be completed. And together we think up the best ideas – for new patterns, products and for you!

The customer is always at the heart of what we do. We think it is important to treat others fairly and always keep the lines of communication open so that we can collaborate towards goals as partners. Reliability is always key here; it’s part and parcel of our tradition.

We value progress equally as highly – we always keep pace with the times so that we can create innovative designs and products with passion and plenty of love for detail.

Sustainability and eco-friendliness

A matter close to our hearts

Just like when we make and send our products, we cherish eco-friendliness and long-term sustainability when choosing our materials. So when we make our greeting cards and stationery products, we use only FSC®-certified paper – the seal for global sustainable production chains from responsible forestry. As we also want to make a concerted effort to preserve German forests, we provide financial support to the PLANT-MY-TREE® forestry project by donating trees to the cause. To ship our products, we use the GoGreen shipping option, an eco-friendly and protected method that aims to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.

We are also always working on optimising our processes and making them carbon-neutral – for ourselves and as our responsibility towards future generations.

Quality and service

Our promise to you

You can rely on Skorpion: we are not just a publishing house. We are also your service provider for the entire supply chain. From the idea and creation to production right through to distribution, we will be by your side and give it our all. We aspire to contribute to your success with high-quality products and innovative solutions. Not only do we provide quality, creativity and great service, they are the guiding principles of our business. We are proud that we can act flexibly and promptly as a result of our internal production steps as well as the regional production and processing of our greetings cards. These factors help us to live up to the reputation of the good old ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality. We give you the option of putting together your own card displays from our existing range or choosing between various coordinated revolving stand concepts. Our current collection is always in stock. We can also supply exclusive designs and products to your specifications for your own brand. Either way, our experienced team will be on hand with help and advice.

Private label – we go the extra mile

Specific requests? No problem!

We know all the packaging types and finishing touches inside out. Whether you want small or large packaging units, price labels or individual barcodes: you decide what is right for you and we will tailor all products to your needs.
We will work with you to develop products and designs to your taste, no matter whether you need POS displays or items sorted individually for your picking warehouse.
We always fulfil the very best quality standards and guide you through every single production step to supply you with the best product quickly and reliably.
Our regional suppliers and production partners enable us to shorten lead times, so we can fulfil orders in a flash.

Idea

How? What? Where? We can work with you to assess which products or concepts suit you best and find the optimum way to produce them.

Design/product development

A young team of designers and illustrators come up with our creative designs and develop products tailored to your needs. Perhaps they will soon be working with you, too?

Print

We only trust our long-term partners to put our products to paper – for the best and highest-quality printing results. Elaborate appliqué designs are made by hand.

Packaging

The greetings cards are grooved and wrapped in cellophane with an envelope by machine on our production lines, before being securely packaged.

Shipping

Your orders will be shipped to you as soon as possible using eco-friendly methods.

Happy customer

If you’re happy, then so are we. And if you’re not, we’ll find a solution – that’s a promise!