ZIENER: Upper Bavarian master glove maker and sports enthusiast
Upper Bavarian Oberammergau, famous for its woodcarvings and Passion Plays, is located in the beautiful Ammergau region of the Alps. Master glove maker Franz Ziener, originally from the Erzgebirge mountain area in Eastern Germany, set up his glove making workshop here in 1946. What were once high-quality, hand-made gloves for everyday use are today technically innovative gloves for winter and bike sports. For some years now, the functional specialist’s product portfolio has also been supplemented by a wide-ranging clothing line. The long-established company, headed by Franz Ziener, the third generation of the family to do so, together with managing directors Frank Burig and Peter Sontheimer, is today one of Europe’s market leaders in the winter sports glove segment.
Passionate about what we do
ZIENER has made a conscious strategic decision to remain a classic medium-sized company – with the advantage that lines of communication are short and contacts very personal. ZIENER is a master of its craft – including company owner Franz Ziener, himself a passionate winter sportsman and cyclist. ZIENER employees live and love Alpine sports and understand what sportspeople need from their functional clothing. The company thus focuses on meeting the requirements of specific winter sports and cycling target groups. The goal is always to deliver technically high-quality functional clothing which fulfils every need which individual sportsmen and women could have.