since 1871
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About us

Who we are & what we do

At Dahlinger, drawing attention to the beautiful things in life has been our passion for more than 150 years. Our company was established in 1871. It is now in its fifth generation of family ownership in the town of Lahr in the beautiful Black Forest. All of our actions are focused on one thing: our customers with their individual products. Our objective is to create unforgettable moments. We give our best every single day to help achieve this.

We are an international provider of packaging and displays for luxury and lifestyle products. Our roots lie in the traditional specialist retail trade for watches and jewellery, where we remain the market leader. However, we also design, develop and produce completely individual packaging solutions for our major customers. For us, quality, delivery reliability and service are self-evident requirements that our customers can always rely on.

Working together with our technical product development experts, the creative minds at our in-house design studio not only develop tailor-made packaging and displays to satisfy customer requirements for brands, manufacturers and chain stores (Dahlinger Solutions), but also our collection for the specialist retail trade (Dahlinger Selection), which changes every year.

Our two directors (Valerio d'Adamo on the left and Bernd Dahlinger on the right) secure responsible and value-oriented company management, while also sustainably increasing company value. They ensure our company’s overall success through consistent use of numerous synergies and continuous further development of all business divisions.

Profile of our managing directors

Bernd Dahlinger

  • Married, father of four daughters
  • 1980 – 1985 Studied Industrial Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 1985 – 1986 Worked as a programmer at Dahlinger
  • 1986 – 1989 Worked as a trainee at Robert Bosch
  • Since 1989 Managing Partner at Dahlinger
  • Since 1994 Member of the Advisory Board, INHORGENTA MUNICH
  • Since 1995 Member of the Supervisory Board, Bauverein Lahr GmbH
  • Since 2012 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bauverein Lahr GmbH

Valerio d’Adamo

  • Married, father of two daughters and one son
  • 1988 – 1991 Studied Business Administration at Cooperative State University
  • 1988 – 1992 Worked as Key Account Manager at Umformtechnik Hausach GmbH
  • Since 1993 Working for Dahlinger
  • 1993 - 1999 Worked as Deputy Manager Export Sales at Dahlinger
  • 1999 – 2001 Worked as Sales Director at Dahlinger
  • Since 2001 Director at Dahlinger
  • Since 1996 to date: Member of the Chamber of Industry & Commerce Foreign Trade Committee

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