Our History

When passion meets dexterity, it has to be ESKA. For more than 100 years the name has represented innovative craftsmanship.

  • 1912

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    Company founded by Josef Eska. Production of classic leather gloves and military gloves.

  • 1936

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    Employment of approximately 500 people, managed by Josef Eska and Aloisia Eska as 1st generation. Franziska Eska married Paul Loos.

  • 1945

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    Expulsion, relocation to Thalheim.

  • 1952

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    Eska exhibits at its first trade fair in Austria.

  • 1959

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    Production of skiing gloves commences.

  • 1964

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    Management takeover by Paul and Franziska Loos as 2nd generation.

  • 1965

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    Construction of the new company building in Thalheim (Bruckhofstraße).

  • 1968

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    Anna Maria Binder marries Paul Loos. Mrs. Loos takes over the office management and becomes the right hand for overall company management.

  • 1983

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    The brothers Paul and Kurt Loos take over the company management as the 3rd generation.

  • 1991

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    Paul Loos becomes the sole Managing Director.

  • 1997

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    Relocation to the new ESKA company building in Thalheim

  • 2001

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    The brother and sister Regina and Paul Herbert Loos take over the company management as 4th generation Managing Directors.

  • 2012

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    ESKA – 100 years of innovation & passion

  • 2016

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    ESKA Australia is established

  • The Future

    The Best is yet to Come!