After the end of WW2 and the expulsion of German citizens from Abertamy, Bohemia (now part of Czech Republic), Bruno Held and his son Edgar senior founded the company HELD at their new home in Burgberg (Allgäu). Both professional glove makers, they began with the production of fashion gloves, as well as driving gloves and protective work gloves.
(Photo showing company founder Bruno Held with the former technical director Erhard Held)