Germany's largest textile wholesaler
for promotion, leisure & profession
With over 120 international brands, some of them exclusively distributed, and more than 6,100 articles from the leisure, promotional and professional sectors, we serve the textile B2B market in Europe with textiles, accessories and finishing materials. Wide assortments, large selection and high availability of goods distinguish us.
Our customers are textile resellers. Many of them give the textiles a completely new appearance through finishing or their own brand design (relabel). Individual textiles are created for a wide variety of industries and occasions - and we remain in the background as a reliable wholesale partner.
We think along with our customers and offer them solutions that go beyond the mere supply of textiles. Our customers grow with us.
A major strength is our state-of-the-art logistics. Orders are processed in the shortest possible time and handed over in our logistics center to the shipping partner selected by the customer. Our customers benefit from on-time, seamless delivery, on request also by express or neutral shipping directly to our customers' customers.
With our subsidiaries, we are Europe-wide represented and grown into an international L‑SHOP‑TEAM group.
Founded more than 40 years ago, customers and suppliers benefit from our many years of experience in the industry. We are an owner-managed family business.
Successful for over 40 years
over 120 international brands
more than 6.100 articles
(finishable) textiles for numerous industries
Finishing material and accessories
high availability of goods
fast, reliable delivery - already from 1 piece
digital services and marketing materials for our customers
Idea supplier to strengthen the business of our customers
We stand for openness and team spirit, honesty and trust. We offer our customers reliable and fair service. Our team of employees is made up of long-standing, experienced industry experts and young, modern team players with fresh ideas. Our customers benefit from this when they need advice and solutions. We are available throughout Europe in the national languages of our customers.
Long-term and strategic thinking coupled with pragmatic action, always solution-oriented, fast, uncomplicated and geared to the needs of our customers, yet reliable and down-to-earth - that is what many know L‑SHOP‑TEAM for.
We see ourselves as a team, because only in this way - together with our employees, business partners and suppliers - can we make a difference.
Here you can go to our Code of Conduct.
A family business on the road to success
First operating site
Start-up of the first production facility in Dortmund Eichlinghofen and acquisition of various machines. The foundation stone for the path to becoming a promotional products manufacturer and distributor is laid.
Founders Armin Emmerich and Holger Jolitz start printing and producing buttons and bumper stickers on a whim in their basement at home.
Björn Emmerich retires as a partner at the beginning of the year. Sibling duo Herrmann and Rademacher take over Emmerich's shares with motivation and passion. From now on, Schenk, Herrmann, Rademacher and Emmerich will manage the L‑SHOP‑TEAM as a foursome and complement each other perfectly with their skills and expertise.
Modern logistics center
The relocation of the logistics center from Dortmund to Unna has been completed. From now on, the company supplies its customers throughout Europe with innovative technology from a logistics center with an area of more than 14 soccer fields and a storage area of around 50,000 m².
Move to Unna
After just under 1 year of construction, L‑SHOP‑TEAM moves into the new office building in Unna. The warehouse move will take place in January 2023.
Since June 2022, Italian L-SHOP customers have been served via an Italian webshop with personal service in their native language.
Laying of the foundation stone in Unna
L‑SHOP‑TEAM is planning the largest corporate relocation in its history. A suitable location in the required area with central transport links is found in Unna. The laying of the foundation stone in 2021 is an important milestone in this project.
40 years L‑SHOP‑TEAM
L‑SHOP‑TEAM GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary. On March 15, 1981, the success story of the now Europe-wide textile wholesaler for the areas of promotion, leisure and work began.
Since November 1, 2020, Björn Emmerich and Andrea Herrmann, children of the company founders, have been part of the L‑SHOP‑TEAM management team.
Together with Stefan Schenk, who has been running the business for many years, they will manage the company from now on.
Foundation of L‑SHOP‑TEAM France.
Event of the first in-house trade fair in the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum. The fair is to be held regularly in the future. Exhibitors include not only the textile brands managed by L‑SHOP‑TEAM but also suppliers from the field of advertising technology. In this way, the trade show combines the topics of textiles and finishing accessories.
L‑SHOP‑TEAM is stepping up its work in Scandinavia. In 2016, Swedish L-SHOP customers will be served via a Swedish webshop with personal service in their native language.
In 2019, the establishment of L‑SHOP‑TEAM Norway will follow.
Foundation of L‑SHOP‑TEAM Netherlands, L‑SHOP‑TEAM Belgium and L‑SHOP‑TEAM Denmark.
Armin Emmerich leaves the company. Like co-founder Jolitz, he remains closely associated with the company and active in an advisory capacity. The shares of the founders Emmerich and Jolitz are transferred to Björn Emmerich, Andrea Herrmann (née Jolitz) and Kristin Rademacher (née Jolitz).
L‑SHOP‑TEAM continues to grow in Europe. In 2014, L‑SHOP‑TEAM Czech Republic and L‑SHOP‑TEAM Switzerland were founded.
Modernization of logistics
The logistics center will be partially automated with a state-of-the-art AutoStore system.
Logistics sets the course for further growth and expansion plans.
In 2011, L‑SHOP‑TEAM's expansion in Europe begins with the founding of L‑SHOP‑TEAM Poland.
2012 follows the foundation of L‑SHOP‑TEAM Austria.
The in-house print shop is closed.
L-SHOP TEAM is now exclusively textile wholesaler.
In addition to Armin Emmerich, the management team is strengthened by Stefan Schenk as salaried managing director.
L‑SHOP‑TEAM is the winner of the Dortmund Business Award 2010.
Since 2005, the Dortmund Business Award has honored medium-sized companies that make Dortmund a strong business and living location.
Holger Jolitz, one of the two founders, is leaving the operational business. He will remain associated with the company as a shareholder and will continue to act in an advisory capacity.
Own logistics center
Construction of a logistics center for the textile trade in the center of Dortmund. Wholesale of unprinted goods is becoming increasingly important for L‑SHOP‑TEAM.
New focus on textile wholesale
Concentration on the textile sector. The print shop becomes a service department. Wholesale of unprinted goods forms the core business. An additional warehouse is put into operation.
L‑SHOP‑TEAM goes digital
Publication of the industry's first online store.
It is rapidly becoming the central ordering channel. Likewise, L‑SHOP‑TEAM is also increasingly offering its customers digital solutions such as store and catalog for their sales.
In addition to non-textile promotional items, L‑SHOP‑TEAM offers more and more textiles in its range. The range of new items and brands is constantly growing. The slogan "We have the brands. You have the choice." becomes well known in the industry, as does the Wahlbuch as a catalog with the widest assortment in the industry.
At the beginning of the 90s Elli is invented - Elli, a blue elephant, which from now on becomes the trademark of L‑SHOP‑TEAM.
Commissioning of the first textile printing machine. Textiles such as T-shirts and cotton bags become increasingly important as printable advertising media. In the following years, L‑SHOP‑TEAM becomes a wholesaler of individual textile brands.