After completing an apprenticeship as a florist and gaining several years' professional experience at flower markets and garden centres, Mrs. Annemarie Maier founded the company AM-Design in a self-contained flat in her residential premises.
At the start, she only created ready-made flower arrangements from dried and silk flowers. She subsequently sold the goods at artists' markets and from her home.
In 1990, Mrs. Maier exhibited her products on a stand measuring 26 m² at the Cologne Shopping Fair (Kölner Einkaufstagen), now known as the “Vivanti” Dortmund trade fair. The products' resounding success encouraged her to participate in trade fairs in Stuttgart, Munich and Hamburg. An increasing number of customers expressed a desire to purchase the goods in bulk, resulting in the necessity to expand the storage area.
The company subsequently leased an industrial premises in Eberdingen, measuring 450 m², from 1992 onwards. The one-man company became the AM-Design Floristik GmbH with effect from 01.05.1996. The company expanded extremely rapidly during this period, with the result that space in the warehouse was at an absolute premium. The leasing of several additional storage rooms was unable to ease the spatial situation.
New premises were the order of the day after Mr. Arnold Maier gave up his job as manager of a garden center and joined the company on a full-time basis. AM-Design moved production to a 2,000 m² hall in Vaihingen/Enz on 01.12.1998.
However, the capacity of this building was also eventually exhausted due to the company's continual growth and increased import activities. AM-Design was forced to locate and move into a new building within the space of three months when its former premises was beset by serious constructional problems in 2006.
At the end of 2006 we moved to a hall which covers approximately 5.500 m². Which was build in Korntal-Münchingen.
Because of the continued growth we was forced to move again. After a long search we moved to a 7700 m² hall in Vaihingen an der Enz in May 2016. Where we can organize our logistics very well and are able to offer our customers a nice showroom where they can create their own selection stress less. The latest trends are always displayed here, and many products can be purchased directly at a space of 1000m² Showroom.
In addition to its advantageous location, directly next to the motorway, this former self-service store is perfectly suited to direct, off-the-shelf sales.
Today, AM-Design GmbH is a reliable partner within the specialist retail trade, and maintains wide-ranging contacts with suppliers in Europe and the Far East. With approximately 50 employees, we always endeavour to meet our customers' growing expectations in terms of service and product range. We are particularly proud of the fact that we are still serving customers from our earliest days, and that some employees have already celebrated fifteen years' with AM-Design.