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Tradition and Innovation


Company founding and start of production of foot supports in Zeulenroda/Thuringia under the name MK-Bandagen – named after founder Margarethe Kleeberg. Her brother, Joachim Kleeberg, takes over sales.


Expansion of the product range to include incontinence products and nappy pants for 
babies. The brand name “herzlieb” is acquired. The company name changes to Kleeberg & Meyer after the founder marries Johannes Meyer. 


The company becomes the people’s property in the newly formed German Democratic Republic and the private equity of the owners is confiscated by the state. The families relocate to Trebgast/Upper Franconia and start up a new manufacture with 20 staff. 


Expansion of the product range to include textile care products. Kleeberg & Meyer become market leader in the area of nappy pants for medical retailers and pharmacies. Medical and healthcare suppliers begin stocking suprima products. Company growth facilitates the move to a new operating location in Bad Berneck.


Expansion of the product range to include patient care equipment and disposable incontinence products.


Brigitte Ingerl nee Meyer (left) and Horst Kleeberg take over the company leadership in the second generation. Günther Ingerl is appointed authorised signatory. Pictured in the middle: company founder Margarethe Meyer (nee Kleeberg).


75th company anniversary! Plans for the future are in place.  The company will continue to remain in family hands. The next generation is already working in the business.



Brigitte and Günther Ingerl hand over the reins for the company to their daughter Ina Richter as of June of this year. Ms. Richter has at that point held a leadership position in the company for some years. She is supported by Manuel Käppler as director for marketing and sales. During the takeover process, Ms. Richter also succeeds in buying back the shares of the co-partners, thus placing the entire company back into the hands of the founding family.



A new warehouse with a 300 sqm footprint and high bays for 290 pallet storage spaces is constructed on the grounds of suprima GmbH in 2014 . Another hall for goods inward and quality control is erected concurrently.

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Mr. Käppler is granted sole power of attorney in mid-2016.


In 2022, the tradition continues. David Richter, son of Ina Richter, joins the family business in the fourth generation.


With the construction of another hall on the company premises, suprima is prepared for further growth.


Tradition meets innovation. At the beginning of 2024, the management team expands with the appointment of David Richter as Managing Director. With his expertise in cultural change, change management, and digital transformation, he ensures the sustainability and development of the company.


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