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Deichmann SE

Summary
Deichmann SE is one of Europe's largest footwear retailers and is headquartered in Essen, Germany. Company structure Deichmann SE is a wholly owned family company. Among other countries, the company's stores are called Dosenbach in Switzerland and van Haren in the Netherlands. History Founding years 1913–1940 Heinrich Deichmann, born in 1888, opened a shoemaker's shop, called Schuhreparatur Elektra, in 1913 at the age of 25 on what is now Johannes-Brokamp-Straße in Borbeck, which was incorporated into the city of Essen two years later. At first, his customers were mainly miners from the then up-and-coming Ruhr area who needed inexpensive shoe repairs, being part of the lower income bracket. After World War I, Deichmann and his shoemakers produced their own shoes for the first time. Soon afterwards, Heinrich Deichmann bought cheap new goods from shoe factories to resell them to his own customers. Heinrich Deichmann opened his first large shoe shop at
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