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HISTORY

Lituanica“ JSC
Jovaru str. 2a,
LT-47193 Kaunas,
Lithuania

Phone: +370 37 422330
Fax.: +370 37 422638

E-mail: lituanic@cis.lt
Url: www.lituanica.cis.lt


The footwear factory “Lituanica” was situated in the old part of city Kaunas at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers covered with legends and ballads.

According to Lithuanian Encyclopedia the year of the factory foundation dates from 1934.
In 1938 it was privately owned by two brothers, Shai and Mordhel Gotgelf. Their trademark read: “Shoe factory “Lituanica” and leather trade Co”.

On September 1940 the nationalization of factory that numbered at that time 100 people was effected. During the War it was completely ruined. Over the first post war period the factory was rebuilt as quickly as possible and “Lituanica” had made 27 thousands pairs of shoes.

In 1953 the factory received the name “Raudonasis Spalis”.

In 1959-1981 the factory was considerably enlarged. At that time was built area of production shops, installed equipments and advanced technology of production.

It should be noted that starting in 1975 the factory switched over the production to making shoes for men. By that time about 2000 people were employed in factory.

In 1988 the authentic name of company “Lituanica” was returned. In 1992 State enterprise became joint-stock company.

In 2005 joint-stock company “Lituanica” moved into newly built factory of footwear production shops and management department, address: Jovaru str. 2a, Kaunas.