From the Black Forest to kitchens around the world.

We love products that function, are stylish and feel good every time they are used. With our HORL® range, we aim to evoke experiences, ignite enthusiasm and provide wow moments. We want to enrich people's lives and become an established feature in the kitchens of the world.

With a passion for unstinting quality

With our sharpeners, we want to make it possible for everyone to sharpen knives so that using them becomes a real pleasure. Our aim is no-compromise when it comes to quality and to create products that will serve their owners for a long time.

A gut feeling as
recipe for success

Our story began with a good instinct and a lot of imagination. And ultimately the gut feeling that something great can come out of a simple idea. Because no one was asking for a novel knife sharpener.

Timo's and Otmar's design and construction skills initially gave rise to the first generation of sharpeners, but they subsequently moved the business from their cellar workshop and the company now occupies two office locations in Freiburg.

Together with our growing team, we continue to write the HORL® story and are delighted to inspire more and more people nationally and internationally.

Timo
Otmar

HORL®
in numbers

2016Founded
44Employees
14Countries
2Locations
800+Points of Sale

The team
behind

Oliver
Wolfgang
Etienne
Julian
Stephan
Julia
Victor
Adeline
Tobias
Philipp
Anne
Olaf
Marco
Christoph
Maxim
Clemens
Christine
Laurin
Otmar
Timo
Ibrahim
Marjorie
Aziz
Giuseppe
Noelia
Laura
André
Luca
Jonas
Renata
Benedikt
Luana
Frederik
Luisa
Glenda
Annkathrin
Jürgen
Irakli
Irene
Jil
Madeleine
Daniel
Christian
Alexander

Become part of our team

Want to write a new chapter of the HORL® story with us? Then join our team!

HORL®
locations

HORL®
Tower

Breisacher Str. 86,
79110 Freiburg
Germany

HORL®
ware­house

Gueterhallenstrasse 3
79106 Freiburg

For excitement and
special experiences

We want to make it possible for our customers to experience our product range in a way they feel most comfortable with. That's why, in addition to our online shop, offering individual advice at specialist shops and trade fairs is an indispensable element of our concept. In collaboration with our 800 or more retail partners, we focus on transparency, equal rights and mutual respect. In order to guarantee the most intensive user experience possible with the HORL® brand, we personally support and train both our national and international retail partners.

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