Once upon a time… The hörbert Story

Once upon a time…
The hörbert Story


hörbert writes history –
and take you on his journey.

When Rainer Brang was looking for a suitable music player for his little son, he simply did not find what he was looking for among the established manufacturers. No company offered what he was looking for: an easy-to-use, childproof, durable, sustainably produced, high-quality and repairable music player for kids.
He decided to build his own playback device for his son – hörbert was born. hörbert’s concept is the answer to the plastic advance in the children’s room and the trend towards a disposable mentality.
The father of the family tinkered for 14 months before the first hörbert left the workbench in 2011. Since then, the then one-man company has grown to a team of 20 people. Since the first listener, who was allowed to emigrate with his German customer to Siberia, moved to the world, many thousands of children’s ears have already enjoyed the musical wooden box.

hörbert ist in Sibirien auf einer Eisskulptur zu sehen

hörbert moves into the MoMa in New York

We are proud that hörbert’s unique wood design and the values it contains are always causing a sensation and recognition:
In the Museum of Modern Art in New York, hörbert was exhibited from 2014 to 2015 in the “Art Lab”, an art laboratory for children. Under the motto: Touch, try, use, hörbert went successfully through almost 40,000 visitor hands – and we did not get it back because it is still used at events.

hörbert im MoMA

We became regional winners of the KfW Award GründerChampions

In 2016 Winzki GmbH & Co. KG was officially named Baden-Württemberg state winner in the nationwide business competition kfW Award GründerChampions by a jury of experienced representatives from politics and business, state development institutes and chambers of industry and commerce.
We were honored for our innovative ability, creativity and commitment to social responsibility. This also includes the environmentally conscious implementation of our work and the creation of jobs and training positions in Germany.

KFW-Award 2016

You are a part of us

With your hörbert you are also a part of this success story. We thank you for your trust and are happy if you let us participate in your life and your special experiences with hörbert again and again – e.g. through our guestbook or social media channels.

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