We are ISM
We’re making the
working world safer
As a family business based in Lippstadt, ISM today is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of safety footwear, workwear and functional clothing. Our success is built on the foundation stones of innovative energy, ability, competitive products and solution-oriented services as well as a global network. More than 80 employees are working on a daily basis to find new and unusual directions to go in. We believe in continuous improvement and always act with the aim of delighting our customers with safe and convincing products.
direct from the manufacturer
Wherever there’s a need for workplace safety, you’ll find us in our element. As an international manufacturer with more than 90 years of industry expertise we are developing and marketing high performance safety footwear, work and outdoor clothing as well as accessories.
Concept & Design
We create products with genuine added value for the wearer.
We get our ideas from our closeness to the wearer and from the demands of the national and international markets. Because we really know our customers well, we can develop products with relevant added value. For our multi-talented development team made up of international experts in various disciplines, this is the top priority when developing our products. We pay special attention to selected materials and to particularly high-quality and sustainable craftsmanship. For our products, design, as well as function, is a major aspect. Just an example of the company’s success are our ALBATROS ULTIMATE OLIVE LOW and ULTRATRAIL OLIVE MID models, which were awarded the IF Design Award this year.
Production & Quality Management
Innovative technologies and the highest quality standards are our performance promise.
An international team of experts on PPE (personal protective equipment) actively accompanies the manufacturing and assembly of our products and, with our internal CPD programme (Continuous Professional Development guidance) in the factories, relies on use of modern production control. Our workers in product development, product and quality management work with research centres and universities, to ensure quality, performance-focused protection and premium materials. Instruction and training in accordance with international standards ensure continuous optimisation of controls, both at our production facilities and also in our headquarters in Lippstadt. All of our products are subjected to rigorous checks regarding compliance of safety and quality features, both externally in recognised testing institutes and in in-house company laboratories.
One cornerstone of our company is logistics.
Every year, we deliver hundreds of thousands of items to our customers all over the world. Our logistics are designed according to the most modern standards, aiming for the highest performance. 85% of our items are NOS-items, non-seasonal and available directly from stock. So, among other things, we guarantee that orders are processed quickly. For complex problems, with ingenuity and practical sense, we find simple solutions.
Sales & Marketing
Here, sales and marketing work hand in hand to optimise the customers’ shopping experience as much as possible, be it on-site, by telephone or online.
A team of experts, with many years of experience, recognises and analyses our customers’ requirements. We attach particular value to smooth communication, almost response times and optimal results.
Through sophisticated POS ideas, provision of sales documentation and media we support specialist trade, as a reliable partner.
As a third generation family business, an equal balance between social justice as well as environmental and economic success is an integral part of our corporate culture. And has been for almost 90 years. We think in the long term and we don’t do business today at the expense of tomorrow.
The philosophy of our family businesss offers high levels of development opportunities and calls for personal commitment as well as responsibility and cooperativeness. This includes not only maintaining the successful tradition and human connections, but also the willingness to be flexible, fast decisions and consistent responsiveness to the needs of our customers and employees.
Long-term and reliable partnerships are the basis of our success.
1930 - A year of significance
Founded in 1930 by Heinrich Krämer, the family business ISM is now run by the third generation, Julia Krämer-Gümüs and her husband Engin Gümüs. From the year 1980 the company was reorganised and started manufacturing safety footwear and work clothing. This strategic decision has today made ISM one of the most successfuls companies in the workwear market segment.
Working like the
Formula 1 pros
Since 2019 ALBATROS and the successful Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 stable have sealed a long-term partnership with their brand cooperation, which holds particular promise. This cooperation brings together two innovative, success-hungry brands, a passion for exceptional function, excellent performance and outstanding design. This particular brand cooperation with a close collaboration resulted in a unique collection of safety shoes and workwear textiles.
The collection combines the sporty drive to succeed of the young racing stable from the Red Bull family with the long-term skill and experience in an ALBATROS range of safety shoes and workwear. Inspiration is drawn from racing, characterised by speed and skill in every way.
„With Scuderia Toro Rosso we have found a perfect partner, who shares our enthusiasm for innovative and sporty products, with a worldwide presence and, like ALBATROS, always striving for perfection“.
on the right track
As a performance-oriented company we stand by our claim of creating sustainable value, achieving excellent economic results and securing them.
To achieve our company goals and make ISM even more successful in the long term, we consistently pursue our strategic priorities. Outstanding financial results as well as a sustained performance enable us to act flexibly and grow profitably. This not only benefits our customers, but also our team and the social environment.