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  • 1938

    German entrepreneur Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) starts his business in Brussels, Belgium at Rue Royale, the street linking the Royal Palace of...

    German entrepreneur Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) starts his business in Brussels, Belgium at Rue Royale, the street linking the Royal Palace of Brussels with the Royal Palace of Laeken and on which many manor houses were built in the 20th century, including the five star Astoria Hotel from Henri Van Dievoet. Mr. Hertz’s father already had a fabric store in Essen, Germany dating his experience in the trade even a lot of years before the launch. Every day deliveries were done by bike to the tailors or to the station for shipment to other towns.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 1946

    In a difficult after-war climate when ration stamps still had to be used to purchase goods, the brand Scabal is officially launched on the 18th of...

    In a difficult after-war climate when ration stamps still had to be used to purchase goods, the brand Scabal is officially launched on the 18th of June. Scabal is the acronym for: Société Commerciale Anglo Belgo Allemande Luxembourgeoise, already a sign that Mr. Hertz wanted his company to have an international appeal.

    Scabal moves to the location where it has been till today in Rue des Commerçants, initially at nbr 50 on the 1st floor and restarts the production of bunches based on the pre-war model, of which the most famous the Superlana VII. Marchandise was carried up and down the stairs to help out the growing amount of people interested.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 1950

    A special department “Export” was created at Scabal Headquarters to be able to follow up the increasing demand for fabrics of several...

    A special department “Export” was created at Scabal Headquarters to be able to follow up the increasing demand for fabrics of several European countries. At the same time Scabal started the use of the telex machine to be able to communicate orders more easily and quickly at any time, of course replaced in the eighties by the fax machine and later by email.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 1951

    Scabal buys Barclays, a known fabric trader in London and as such increases its presence in UK.

    As a passport of one of Scabal's...

    Scabal buys Barclays, a known fabric trader in London and as such increases its presence in UK.

    As a passport of one of Scabal's earliest employees shows (Mr. Norbert Nisen °1929), even more travelling to UK was done ever since.

    With the continuously increasing demand for Scabal fabrics, more than once the doors had to be closed to be able to work in safe conditions, as customers came in big numbers.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 1953

    Scabal buys Wainshiell, whose origin dates back to 1807 and who had built an excellent reputation in Warwick street, the centre of woollen...

    Scabal buys Wainshiell, whose origin dates back to 1807 and who had built an excellent reputation in Warwick street, the centre of woollen merchanting in the West End, by 1830. From 1907 they were registered on Savile Row and remained ever since. That house was built in 1735 and is on the right of the place where the Beatles played their last public performance on the roof top in 1969, at Savile Row nbr 2 (back then Apple Records HQ where also Let It Be was recorded).

    Next to that the European growth of Scabal is a fact and Scabal is opening of different showrooms in European capitals.