Throughout history alchemists, inventors and chemists had been advancing the wooden sticks. Finally Rudolf Christian Boettger invented the so-called safety match 1848. He sold his patent to the Swedish match industry. The Swedish “Zündholzkönig” Ivar Kreuger founded the Swedish concern which had held the match monopoly in Germany up to 1983. The today’s Europe Match GmbH was the outcome of this concern, founded in 2006 by the long-standing manager Klaus Bruns. He acquired, inter alia, the production facility in Szeged (Hungary), and thereby more than 150 years of experience in match production. Here 1,5 million match boxes and book matches are produced daily.
In order to be sure that our finished products do a good job for you until the end, they go through numerous quality checks throughout the production process. And above all, they are sustainably and environmentally friendly produced! Our matches are 100 % ecologically degradable. The ignition heads are non-toxic, the sticks of fast growing aspen and poplar, especially grown for this usage. We offer solid jobs and fair working conditions.