magnetoplan® – The design market leader in the field of visual communication tools
The magnetoplan® brand combines a wide range of high-quality products with the flexibility of a medium-sized family business and is now one of the most successful brands for visual communication media internationally.
Currently the magnetoplan® product portfolio with over 2,000 articles is divided into the following product groups: White and glass boards, products for hygiene and safety, flipcharts, magnets and magneto walls, presentation and training equipment, screens and document cameras, presentation walls and room dividers, information and labelling media, planning boards and scrum boards, wall rail systems, etc.
How it all began - the world's first magnetic planning board
The company history of magnetoplan® products, a brand of HOLTZ OFFICE SUPPORT GmbH from Wiesbaden, Germany, began in 1956. The pharmacist and company founder Hermann Holtz was looking for a way to plan and visualize his business processes. So he invented the world's first magnetic planning board, for which he was awarded the first patent as early as 1958. In addition to the planning board, he launched other magnetic products such as the magnetowand®, holding magnets, a ferromagnetic wallpaper and magnetic games. In the meantime, we have received more than 120 patents and utility models.
magnetoplan® Innovations – Making the good even better
Driven by the ambition to make the good even better, magnetoplan® always keeps an innovative and loving eye on the company's tradition and future. We not only continuously develop our existing product portfolio but also create outstanding product innovations in the field of agile communication tools.
Our work and commitment has paid off: The magnetoplan® brand has already been awarded the German Brand Award Winner twice – in 2016 and 2019. In 2019 we also received the German Brand Award Special as Product Brand of the Year. As a major German brand, we were able to prevail over others in both 2016 and 2020.
Design is the ambassador of a brand.
In 2016 our design whiteboards evolution plus were awarded with the German Design Award Special 2016. At this time the foundation for outstanding visual communication media was laid. The new presenter's bag "Messenger" won the reddot design award winner 2018 and the German Design Award Winner 2019. For magnetoplan® the year 2020 has become the absolute highlight. Our four new products Action Holster, Action Wallet, Infinity Wall and Design-Thinking Whiteboard-Kit together received a total of 11 awards. Among them are German Design Award Winner 2020, German Innovation Award Winner 2020 and Iconic Award Winner 2020. Our design forge continues to run at full speed and so we are pleased to inform you that we have already received the first awards for 2021. Our design presentation board VarioPin and our design whiteboard Vario won the German Design Award 2021. magnetoTray won the German Design Award 2021 twice. Once in the category Eco Design and once in the category Stationary.
magnetoplan® special production / manufacture
magnetoplan® is one of the last brand manufacturers in the competitive environment to have its own production facilities. This puts us in the special position of being able to realize special solutions for our customers' individual needs. For the professional fire brigade in Frankfurt, for example, we have developed a board system for the staff map of the fire department so that fire brigade, rescue service and disaster control units can better visualize and plan their operations.