History & Head Office - INSPIRION

History & Head Office

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Fantastical starting point

Do you know the famous story of the Bremen Town Musicians? Four animals defeat a gang of thieves and together achieve the impossible. To make everything possible for the customer, that is a motto that Inspirion director Sönke Hinrichs has made his priority. The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen provides a home for his ideas and his dedicated colleagues.

Sönke Hinrichs started his fabulous career at the long-established Bremen company C. Melchers GmbH & Co. KG. He completed his vocational training there, became head of the department, and soon founded his own little company. At first, Hinrichs only imported umbrellas, suitcases, and items for decoration. Today, Inspirion GmbH has internationally made a name for itself with its impressive range of promotional items and as a specialist for luggage. A success story as fabulous as the sculpture of the Town Musicians in the City of Bremen.

HISTORY OVERVIEW

Our milestones

  • 1998: Founding of Melchers & Hinrichs GmbH as part of the Melchers-Group with approx. 40 employees
  • 2003: Change of name to Inspirion GmbH and relocation into newly built own office building in Bremen with adjacent high-bay warehouse
  • 2004 to 2007: Founding of Inspirion BV (Netherlands), Inspirion Polska with its own printing factory, Inspirion Romania (today Bremen Inspirations), and Inspirion Hungaria KFT
  • 2008: Takeover of the Hamburg importer for promotional items TOPiCO
  • 2009: Founding of Inspirion Adria (Croatia)
  • 2014: Opening of new high-bay warehouse (757 m²) and own printing factory in Hungary
  • 2015: Opening of Sales Office in Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Today: approx. 80 employees in Bremen and approx. 250 employees worldwide
Inspirion - Office Building

HISTORY & HEAD OFFICE

At Home in Bremen – At Home with the World

In the Middle Ages, Bremen developed into a flourishing trading metropolis. Under the umbrella of the German Hanse, business-minded merchants gathered here in order to bundle economic interests. Even today, the trading town with its approximately 550,000 residents is open to the world and attracts many businessmen and large enterprises.

Inspirion, too, values the Hanseatic busyness. Bremen is our home and at the same time the base for our activities all over the world. We profit from Bremen’s location near the coast and the international airport close to the city centre. Moreover, the Free Hanseatic City is an agglomeration for logistic expertise with many companies in the port, transportation, and logistics industry. The head office of Inspirion is located at the motorway junction Bremer Kreuz with good connection to the Autobahn A1 and A27. Our modern office building and our high rack warehouse lie side by side. From here, we supply customers at home and abroad.