1995: FoundingPloß & Co. was founded in 1995 by Harald Ploß. His idea of offering teak garden furniture to companies on the German market that were primarily concentrating on the indoor segment was highly innovative at the time and met with strong demand from retailers and consumers. Thanks to innovative product approaches and Harald Ploß’s good contacts within the market, the company soon flourished.
2015 to April 2022After 20 years, the founder sold the company to the holding company Partenum. It was able to bring in Ralph Wenke as the new CEO of Ploß & Co. GmbH, a market specialist who had for years served as the managing director of various medium-sized enterprises. The workforce with its valuable know-how remained in place while the company’s sales operations were further expanded.
Since May 2022
On 1st May, Ploß & Co. GmbH was taken over by the listed BHG Group based in Sweden and now operates under the name Ploß Europe GmbH.
Since 28 December 2022, Artur Mücke has been the new Managing Director.
Teak as a core competency
The idea of teak wood has also remained, and with it the strict use of sustainable plantation-grown timber. Ploß Europe GmbH is SVLK-certified as a matter of conviction. The company uses solid teak of very high quality, which guarantees customers years of pleasure while requiring minimal care and maintenance.