F. Engel

since 1927

Textile company with strong values

F. Engel - Since 1927


F. ENGEL is a family-owned textile company based in Haderslev, Denmark. The company develops, markets and sells the following clothing brands: ENGEL workwear, SUNWILL fashion wear and DEERHUNTER hunting wear.


The F. Engel business started with trimming at the dining table in Haderslev
F. Engel had humble beginnings at the dining table in the home of confectionary trader F. Engel, when his son Carl J. Engel returned home from USA with a pair of overalls made of the then unknown denim fabric.

The innovative son had seen that all construction workers in USA wore denim overalls, and he began producing workwear made from the strong material immediately after returning home. In partnership with his brother Jacob, overseeing the finances, and his father Friedrich Engel as the owner, a family business was born.

This marked the beginning of one of Denmark’s first workwear manufacturers – ENGEL Workwear.


Strong values - a driving force
F. Engel celebrated its 90-year anniversary in 2017, and we are convinced that our enduring success is due to our DNA and values: We have a strong pioneering spirit, proud family traditions and solid business acumen. It’s not just about the products for us, but also about adapting the business and taking responsibility, so that we can inspire our customers, employees and partners with innovative and sustainable solutions.

"As a family, we take responsibility for the environment and for each other.”


Long-term investments ensure growth
F. Since its humble beginnings, Engel has grown to become a leading supplier of workwear under the ENGEL Workwear brand, SUNWILL uniforms and fashion wear and DEERHUNTER hunting wear. The latter was appointed a Purveyor to HM the Queen in 2009.

F. Engel has clear division of responsibilities and a common goal of still being a market leader 20 years from now. We are therefore making long-term investments in development, the latest technology, human resources and the environment.

F. Engel has around 500 employees, including in two factories in Lithuania and subsidiaries in Germany and Switzerland. Approx. 150 employees are engaged in product development, marketing, sales, warehouse operations and administration in Denmark, and there continues to be a positive outlook.



Meet the management team


Jørgen Lauritzen CFO and
board member

Carl Eric Engel Owner and
board member

John Engel Owner and
board member

Lars Engel Owner and
board member


Facts about the F. Engel owners:
The family business has five owners, all of whom are members of the board of directors.

Fourth generation
Dir. Carl Eric Engel: ENGEL Workwear
Dir. John C. Engel: SUNWILL fashion wear
Dir. Lars C. H. Engel: DEERHUNTER hunting wear

Third generation
Carl D. Engel and Inger D. Engel



Mission


”It is our passion to design and procure workwear, fashion wear and hunting wear, which is in line with F. Engel’s unique heritage.

Our business is based on understanding our customers’ needs, so that we can respond and inspire them with solutions that meet their requirements. High quality pervades everything we do!”


Vision


“It’s not just about the product. It’s more about adapting the business and taking responsibility, so that we can inspire our customers, employees and partners with innovative and sustainable solutions. As a family, we take responsibility for the environment and for each other.”

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