What began as a brush and broom factory in 1949 by Theo Klein and his wife Maria, evolved to manufacturing the first colored children's broom with plastic bristles in 1956. The idea was simply to expand their available range of products, but when Theo Klein participated as an exhibitor at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1959 with only three products - children's broom, hand brush, and metal shovel - they found themselves fully ushered into the toy industry. Their toy line grew and evolved as the demand for such toys expanded. Today, Theo Klein is one of Europe's biggest producers of educationally stimulating toys and is a leader in many of its product segments. Theo Klein is a proud partner of brands Bosch, Meile, Braun, Vileda, and WMF.