About us

Tradition

‘Kopschitz Kerzen’ has been the embodiment of a traditional family business for over 200 years. Founded in 1810 in Sudetenland (a native German-speaking region of the current Czech Republic), the official registration of the candle-factory ‘Kopschitz’ took place over a hundred years later in Opava, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

In the earliest years of the business, Eduard Richard Kopschitz and his children produced ‘Lebkuchen’ and other confectionary as well as candles.

After the Second World War the Kopschitz family made Rotthalmünster in Lower-Bavaria their new home.

Since 2013 the business has been jointly-managed by the fifth generation of the family: the brothers Dr. Alexander Kopschitz and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kopschitz, MBA.

  • 2015

    New pillar candle machine increases production throughput capacity by 3,500 candles per hour.

  • 2013

    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kopschitz, MBA joins the executive board.

  • 2010

    New pillar candle machine increases production throughput capacity by 2,500 candles per hour.

  • 2009

    Construction of a high-bay storage facility with a 3,500 pallet capacity.

  • 2005

    New pillar candle machine increases production throughput capacity by 3,000 candles per hour.

  • 2004

    Dr. Alexander Kopschitz joins the executive board.

  • 2002

    Construction of the new 800 m² factory outlet store.

  • 1999

    Expansion of the raw material tanks by 150,000 litres and modernisation of the powder production facility.

  • 1998

    Installation of a fully-automated church candle machine with a throughput capacity of 1,500 candles per hour.

  • 1997

    Modernisation of five pillar candle machines with a total throughput capacity of over 10,000 candles per hour.

  • 1996

    Installation of a fully-automated tapered candle machine with a throughput capacity of 3,000 candles per hour.

  • 1992

    Construction of an on-site high-bay storage facility with a 600 pallet capacity.

  • 1991

    Commissioning of a new production facility in Lhenice in the Czech Republic.

  • 1990

    Installation of a fully-automated taper and tree-candle machine with a throughput capacity of approximately 5,000 candles per hour.

  • 1984

    Hans Kopschitz takes over the management of ‘Erich Kopschitz GmbH’.

  • 1976

    Expansion of the production premises by 1,800 m² for both fully-automated production facilities and picking operations.

  • 1964

    Expansion of the production premises by 800 m².

  • 1963

    Expansion of the production premises by 1,200 m².

  • 1962

    Expansion of the production premises by 600 m².

  • 1959

    Expansion of the production premises by 500 m².

  • 1956

    Construction of and relocation to a new production facility in ‘Am Goldberg’ in Rotthalmünster.

  • 1949

    Following a long and eventually fruitless search for suitable premises in Wegscheid, the business moved to a rented property in ‘Kirchplatz’ in Rotthalmünster.

  • 1947

    Following his release from a prisoner of war camp, Erich Kopschitz re-opens for business in Wegscheid in the Bavarian Forest.

  • 1944

    Dispossession and flight due the events of the Second World War.

  • 1914

    Continuation of business operation of the Sudeten Candle Factory by Hugo Kopschitz (eng.)

  • 1882

    Eduard Kopschitz takes-over the business.

  • 1810

    Foundation of the candle factory by the Hadwiger family in Troppau (nowadays: Opava, Czech Republic).

Facts and Figures

  • 10,000 m² production facility in Rotthalmünster.
  • 1,700 m² off-site, high-bay storage facility with a 3,500 pallet capacity in Rotthalmünster.
  • 1,000 m² production facility in the Czech Republic.
  • 130 employees in Rotthalmünster and the Czech Republic.
  • 600 m² factory outlet store in Rotthalmünster.
  • 300,000 Kerzen candles can be manufactured in a day – up to 35,000 candles per hour.
  • € 10,000,000 annual turnover.
  • 40% of production exported to 27 countries worldwide.
  • Over 200 years of tradition.
  • Member firm of the RAL Quality Mark for over 20 years.

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Locations

Rotthalmünster

The Rotthalmünster site produces a broad spectrum of candle types in impressive quantity. Production methods range from dipped or cast to fully-automated as well as the finishing and decoration.

Approximately 100 workers produce up to 35,000 candles per hour, making ‘Kopschitz’ one of the largest candle manufacturers in Germany. The Rotthalmünster facility includes approx. 10,000 m² production space; a 3,500 pallet capacity high-bay storage unit and a 600 m² factory outlet store.

Lhenice (CZ)

About 25 years ago a further autonomous factory site was opened in Lhenice in the Czech Republic. With a particular emphasis on hand-finishing, the lower production costs allow for a high standard of quality at a competitive price. The facility is approximately 1,000 m² large and employs around 30 people.

Team

Unsere Vertriebspartner

USA

Austria

Italy

France

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Germany

Erich Kopschitz GmbH
Kerzenfabrik
Am Goldberg 31
94094 Rotthalmünster
Tel. 08533-201-0
Fax 08533-201-20
E-Mail: kerzenfabrik(at)kopschitz.de

07333 Unterwellenborn
Kay Blawatt
Handelsvertretung
Könitzer Straße 13
Tel. 03671–4679810
Fax 03671–4679808
Mobil 0176-34530110
E-Mail: kerzen(at)digen-media.de

07333 Unterwellenborn
Kay Blawatt
Handelsvertretung
Könitzer Straße 13
Tel. 03671–4679810
Fax 03671–4679808
Mobil 0176-34530110
E-Mail: kerzen(at)digen-media.de

21244 Buchholz/Nordheide
Martin Mävers
K. Mävers-Handel-Service-
Dienstleistungen-Vertrieb
Meyersche Weg 7f
Tel. 04187/312722
Mobil 0172/4076196
E-Mail: maevers.handel(at)gmail.com

45141 Essen
Thomas Olmes
Handelsagentur
Bersonstraße 5
Tel. 0201-8777977
Fax 0201-8777978
Mobil 0163-8777977
E-Mail: info(at)handelsagentur-olmes.de

41068 Mönchengladbach
Andreas Borrmann
An der Kapelle 51
Tel. 02161-400740
Fax 02161-400796
Mobil 0171-3502376
E-Mail: borrmann(at)farmcraft.de

45141 Essen
Thomas Olmes
Handelsagentur
Bersonstraße 5
Tel. 0201-8777977
Fax 0201-8777978
Mobil 0163-8777977
E-Mail: info(at)handelsagentur-olmes.de

41068 Mönchengladbach
Andreas Borrmann
An der Kapelle 51
Tel. 02161-400740
Fax 02161-400796
Mobil 0171-3502376
E-Mail: borrmann(at)farmcraft.de

45141 Essen
Thomas Olmes
Handelsagentur
Bersonstraße 5
Tel. 0201-8777977
Fax 0201-8777978
Mobil 0163-8777977
E-Mail: info(at)handelsagentur-olmes.de

41068 Mönchengladbach
Andreas Borrmann
An der Kapelle 51
Tel. 02161-400740
Fax 02161-400796
Mobil 0171-3502376
E-Mail: borrmann(at)farmcraft.de

68753 Waghäusel
Christian Walburg
Handelsvertretung CDH
Burgunderstraße 17
Telefon 07254/72401
Telefax 07254/951409
Mobil 0172/7463126
E-Mail: hv-walburg(at)o2online.de

51149 Köln
Wilkesmann GmbH & Co. KG
Mark Mühlenstädt / Thomas Fischer
Kasparstraße 25
Tel. 02203-36556
Mobil 0171-7566626
E-Mail: mark(at)wilkesland.de / fischer(at)wilkesland.de

83233 Bernau/ Chiemsee
Sabine & Sascha Göttel
Göttel & Göttel GbR
Bohlmoosstraße 18a
Tel. 08051-9673752
Fax 08051-9673760
Mobil Sabine Göttel 0151-12749450
Mobil Sascha Göttel 0175-5623532
E-Mail: gottels(at)aol.com

für Altötting:
84524 Neuötting
Ferdinand Kuhn
Faltermeierweg 5
Tel. 08671-2502
Fax 08671-9857454
Mobil 0171-6174741
E-Mail: foerdi(at)t-online.de

83233 Bernau/ Chiemsee
Sabine & Sascha Göttel
Göttel & Göttel GbR
Bohlmoosstraße 18a
Tel. 08051-9673752
Fax 08051-9673760
Mobil Sabine Göttel 0151-12749450
Mobil Sascha Göttel 0175-5623532
E-Mail: gottels(at)aol.com

USA

Biedermann & Sons, Inc.
Import-Export
190 Northfield Road 60093
USA Northfield, I11.

Tel. 001-847-4461894
Fax 001-847-4468528
E-Mail: martin(at)biedermannandsons.com

Österreich

Mag. Peter Pichler
Dr. Anton Pichler GmbH
Lainzerstraße 18
A – 1131 Wien

Tel. 0043-1-87772150
Fax 0043-1-877721521
Mobil 0043-650-8777215
E-Mail: info(at)drapi.com

Italien

CRIADO srl
Via pr. Orchidea 6/4
I – 16036 Recco

Tel. 0039-10-9641455
Fax 0039-10-9761496
E-Mail: criado.srl(at)tin.it

Frankreich

Renate Huguier
38, allee Maurice Utrillo
F – 07500 Guilherand – Granges

Tel. 0033-611455593
Fax 0033-475442499
E-Mail: renate.huguier(at)gmail.com


94094 Rotthalmünster / Innendienst

Bürozeiten:
Montag - Donnerstag 07.00 - 16.30 Uhr
Freitag 07.00 - 12.00 Uhr

Dr. Alexander Kopschitz

Dipl.-Kfm. (Univ.)
Geschäftsführer

Christian Kopschitz

Dipl.-Ing. (FH), MBA
Geschäftsführer

Georg Wickl

Betriebswirt (grad.)
Verkaufsleitung

Telefon  0049/8533/201-23
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: wickl(at)kopschitz.de

Julia Faber

Sekretariat Verkauf

Telefon  0049/8533/201-14
Telefax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: faber(at)kopschitz.de

Claudia Zwicklbauer

Kundenbetreuung

Telefon 0049/8533/201-39
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: zwicklbauer(at)kopschitz.de

Sandra Nöbauer

Kundenbetreuung

Telefon 0049/8533/201-58
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: noebauer(at)kopschitz.de

Karin Thiel

Kundenbetreuung

Telefon 0049/8533/201-24
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: thiel@kopschitz.de

Andrea Kampelsberger

EDV / Einkauf

Telefon 0049/8533/201-54
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: kampelsberger(at)kopschitz.de

Gerhard Eichinger

Einkauf

Telefon 0049/8533/201-50
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: eichinger(at)kopschitz.de

Helmut Bader

Marketing / Kostenrechnung

Telefon 0049/8533/201-33
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: bader(at)kopschitz.de

Rudolf Huber

Buchhaltung

Telefon 0049/8533/201-31
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: huber(at)kopschitz.de

Evi Huber

Design

Telefon 0049/8533/201-32
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: ehuber(at)kopschitz.de

Christina Aschauer

Versand

Telefon 0049/8533/201-28
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: aschauer(at)kopschitz.de

Markus Aitl

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH)
Produktionsleitung/Ausbilder

Telefon 0049/8533/201-21
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: aitl(at)kopschitz.de

Georg Spermann

Produktsionsleitung / Produktionstechnik

Telefon 0049/8533/201-29
Fax 0049/8533/201-20

eMail: spermann(at)kopschitz.de

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