Our
history.

1906

1906

Barbara Geiger wrote the first chapter in our family’s story when she founded the “Bergland” company in Schwaz in Tyrol. In 1927, Peter Geiger followed in his mother’s footsteps and took over as manager.

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1956

1956

Geiger knitwear came to fame when the legendary Austrian skier Toni Sailer won his Olympic gold medals wearing a knitted Geiger sweater. That sweater became the most photographed garment of its day.

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1969

1969

“Bergland” acquired a new name and became GEIGER.

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1975

1975

Hansjörg Geiger took over as company manager and introduced the Tyrolean brand to America. “A Geiger” quickly became synonymous with the popular Geiger Walk (boiled wool) jacket.

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1989

1989

Ever since the late 1980s, Tyrolean knitted and boiled wool garments have also been worn by customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

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1997

Barbara Geiger became the fourth generation to join the family business.

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2003

2003

Her younger siblings Elisabeth and Peter Geiger also joined the company. In 2005, Peter became joint managing director of Geiger, alongside his father.

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Looking ahead

Looking ahead

With seven grandchildren, the next generation is already waiting in the wings, and the continuation of our family story is secured. Watch this space!

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