It's not likely these days that the Bollman Hat Company is going to bowl anyone over with a Bowler, but the company can still keep your head warm, protected from the sun, and stylish to boot. The company designs, makes, and sells wool felt, fur felt, and straw hats and caps. Its brands include the licensed Kangol name, as well as its own Bailey, Country Gentleman, Eddy Bros., Helen Kaminski, Ignite, PANTROPIC, and Plaza Suite brands, among others. Some of its hats are made at its factory in Pennsylvania, but most are produced overseas. Bollman, which was founded in 1868, sells its hats in more than 75 countries. The hat maker is owned by its management, which bought the firm from the founding Bollman family.
Bollman enjoys a global presence, selling its hats in 75-plus countries.
Some of Bollman's hats are manufactured in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. The rest are made a factories in Asia, Mexico, and Italy. The company has a wool sourcing plant in San Angelo, Texas, and showrooms in Denver, New York, London, and Sydney, Australia. It's one of the few wool sourcing operations in North America, offering warehousing, blending, and rebaling services.
Its private label division boasts a design and production team that has the capability to create hats and accessories from a variety of materials and fabrics produced in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Bollman has enlisted the help of Computer Generated Solutions Inc. (CGS) to replace its legacy business software system with CGS's BlueCherry enterprise-wide information platform. The alliance supports Bollman's growth plans, allowing the hat maker to integrate and collaborate with global suppliers and increase overall productivity and competitiveness.
Sales and Marketing
Bollman sells headwear directly to customers through retail stores in London, Tokyo, and Sydney, as well as online at hats.com, kangolstore.com, and helenkaminski.com.
The company works to keep its hats in the public eye. Bollman has topped Hollywood actors, musicians, and athletes.
The country's oldest hat maker, Bollman has provided headwear to the US Olympic team for six Olympic games.