J.PLOENES – ties and scarves from Krefeld
Hans Ploenes GmbH was founded in 1936 as “Goldband Cravat Manufacturer” by Hans Ploenes, the father of the two current managing partners Hajo and Rainer Ploenes. After a few relocations within Krefeld the enterprise has now been at the habitat at Robert-Wirichs-Strasse for more than 20 years. Even the third generation has come on board. Claudia and Christoph Ploenes have been assisting their fathers in management for over 10 of years now.
As before, Ploenes still manufacture high quality ties “Made in Germany” and is thus one of the very few enterprises which follows homemade production with the help of skilful and competent personnel. Apart from ties, Ploenes offers a range of scarves, bow ties and other accessories. Every year the upscale retailing industry is presented with a choice of two major collections (spring/summer and Fall/winter) as well as two post-design collections with 4.000 new patterns. The materials for the ties are from Germany and Italy, as well as the Far East.
There are three trade names – J.PLOENES and REAL GUYS by J.PLOENES, which are marketed by 13 domestic and international sales representatives. Additional to that, all four family members working in the enterprise attend a clientele of their own. Today, J.PLOENES have more than 2.000 customers world-wide and are one of the leading tie companies.