Allow us to introduce ourselves. How everything began, what matters to us, what makes us special and what you can expect from us.
openmindz is committed to children in need and we support them with donations of goods and money and in the fight against cancer. We also take responsibility for the environment, openmindz strives for short delivery routes and sustainable production. Beyond that we are a carbon neutral certified company.
„Creativity is intelligence having fun,“ Albert Einstein once said. Your company is unique and something very special, as is the personality of your employees and customers. We design and produce high-quality and creative products for you with great pleasure and enthusiasm. Our know-how and our experience help us to ensure that your creative products are feasible and fit you.
Only those who know the fundamentals can safely build the bridge of communication. We develop, produce, test, certify, store and deliver your individual product – but all this only works if we listen to you: Because only if we understand your wishes, we can develop the right product idea. What is your corporate culture, what do you value and which products or services do you offer so far? In which markets are you active, which quantities and delivery conditions have to be considered? Are there any special quality requirements that go beyond the legal requirements? We take a close look at your company and take different perspectives in order to design a creative and valuable product for you.
Quality must never be a coincidence. And that regardless of where production takes place. Made-in-Germany products are subject to the same quality requirements as those from other countries of origin. The many toys, cosmetics and promotional items that we deliver to our customers regionally or directly imported at favourable conditions are subjected to extensive quality controls by third party laboratories such as DEKRA, SGS, DERMATEST or TÜV. Such tests are made in advance so that only really flawless goods reach you.
Meanwhile over 10,000 customers from industry and trade rely on the products and the consultancy of openmindz.
Machine-readable in-pack promotional articles, new licensing and merchandising products, individual packaging materials or even complete cosmetic series – the demands on a product for larger quantities are enormous. The experienced openmindz team will find the tailor-made product for you and ensures that everything runs smoothly. Because ideas should bear fruit.
Thinking Different since 2006!
In the beginning there was the idea of the two founders Sabrina Mück and Jens Ortmann: to offer individually produced and creative products for customers without any consulting fees. With the goal of producing the best possible products according to customer taste, budget and brand image. In the year 2006 openmindz was founded in Bühl in the Black Forest by Sabrina Mück and Jens Ortmann.
Right from the start openmindz specialized in creative and high-quality products and convinced the customers with goal-oriented know-how and free consulting. The individual custom-made products became the core competence of openmindz.
Individual products right from the start: With the help of close friends in China, the first own bath duck designs and the first plush animals were initially designed and produced as mascots for the customers. Further production sites soon followed and the portfolio of suitable suppliers in Germany and worldwide grew steadily. The positive feedback from customers helped openmindz to grow rapidly. The two successful business divisions for rubber ducks and stuffed animals were given the name „squeakworld“ and “softcuddlyworld” right from the start and are now making their own brand appearance. Meanwhile the squeakworld is one of the leading suppliers for rubber ducks and custom-made bath toy productions. The same is true for the plushtoyplanet, which over the years has established itself as a renowned manufacturer of high-quality plush mascots and individual cuddly toys of all kinds.
At the beginning of 2008, the family business moved into a new company building in Heidelberg. The fact that Heidelberg is a university location ensured that openmindz was able to grow strongly with the help of new, well-educated employees. Only four years later, openmindz had to move again because the office space had become too small due to a team that had grown further and the warehouse which quickly became too small. In 2012, the company moved within Heidelberg into the freshly renovated office in the city center located in the Bahnhofstraße. In the warehouse there is space for approximately 750 000 rubber ducks, which are available besides the many other new creations and the imports stocked for customers. Since 2019 openmindz maintains a further large warehouse, so that now even better the storage desires of the customers can be dealt with. As part of openmindz’s full- service offer, the products can be shipped just-in-time and according to the customer’s wishes.