Anniversary competition –
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A proper anniversary celebration deserves a fitting competition – after all, you only turn 100 once. We have come up with a LOBA-style competition for you: easy to use and offering outstanding results! Simply answer the competition question and fill in the entry form, and with a bit of luck you’ll find yourself on a plane (or train) to Ditzingen in Germany before you know it.

The deadline for participation is 31.12.2022

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The Orange Brand Turns 100!

LOBA has been dedicated to designing, finishing, and caring for surfaces made of wood and other materials for 100 years. To this day, our personal relationships with clients, partners, and employees are what motivate us to continue developing our products and our business. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this valuable partnership; let’s keep making history together!

The LOBA team

Mario Probst, Michael Fischer, Alfred Melka

Milestones

Since the company was founded in 1922, LOBA has been impressing customers with its pioneering innovations and top-quality products for finishing, cleaning and caring for surfaces. Join us in looking back at LOBA’s 100-year history.

More Milestones

1922

Birth of ski wax

As a passionate ski jumper, Dr. Max Fischer develops the world’s first industrial ski wax, which LOBA manufactures and sells under the brand HOLMENKOL.

Foundation

On April 13, 1922, Wilhelm Hornung and Dr. Max Fischer found Vereinigte Wachswarenfabriken AG Hornung und Dr. Fischer in Ditzingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. The product range includes floor stains, floor cleaners, floor polish, ski wax, shoe polish, leather grease, and household candles. Already in September 1922, 20 candle machines produce 85 tons of household candles.

Milestones

Since the company was founded in 1922, LOBA has been impressing customers with its pioneering innovations and top-quality products for finishing, cleaning and caring for surfaces. Join us in looking back at LOBA’s 100-year history.

1922

Birth of ski wax

As a passionate ski jumper, Dr. Max Fischer develops the world’s first industrial ski wax, which LOBA manufactures and sells under the brand HOLMENKOL.

Foundation

On April 13, 1922, Wilhelm Hornung and Dr. Max Fischer found Vereinigte Wachswarenfabriken AG Hornung und Dr. Fischer in Ditzingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. The product range includes floor stains, floor cleaners, floor polish, ski wax, shoe polish, leather grease, and household candles. Already in September 1922, 20 candle machines produce 85 tons of household candles.

More Milestones

The Evolution of the LOBA Raven

Time flies: as times have changed, LOBA’s raven has changed with them.

1920s

1930s

1950s

1990s

Today