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We are currently closed
It's 05:42 CEST in Saarbrücken, Germany, so we're closed at the moment. Feel free to contact us during opening hours, or continue to browse through our website, which is always open.
Address
Rosenstraße 11
66111 Saarbrücken
Opening hours
Monday to Friday
from 10:00 – 17:00
Saturdays (Oct. – Jan.)
from 11:00 – 16:00
Our Story

ROTERFADEN manufactures long-lasting products for analog organization.

ROTERFADEN and the Taschenbegleiter began as part of a diploma thesis in 2006. The original idea was to develop a flexible planner system based on how calendars and loose papers are saved. This project turned into the company ROTERFADEN.
ROTERFADEN is an independent manufacturer of individual organizer systems based in St. Johann, Saarbrücken. Come visit us, we are always happy to welcome guests and will be happy to advise you on organizers, paper, and writing instruments. Find the Taschenbegleiter for your needs here or order your customized model.
ROTERFADEN and the Taschenbegleiter began as part of a diploma thesis in 2006. The original idea was to develop a flexible planner system based on how calendars and loose papers are saved. This project turned into the company ROTERFADEN.
ROTERFADEN is an independent manufacturer of individual organizer systems based in St. Johann, Saarbrücken. Come visit us, we are always happy to welcome guests and will be happy to advise you on organizers, paper, and writing instruments. Find the Taschenbegleiter for your needs here or order your customized model.
From our hands to yours. A companion for life, needs to be alive. That's why we make it a certain way: special.
ROTERFADEN evolved out of Beate Mangrig’s diploma thesis in design studies at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (HBK Saar) in 2006. Instead of solely designing the components of a calendar, her research focused on how people use their planners and calendars. How do they write, sketch, and organize with them?

The goal was ambitious: a planner that works without special formats or punching holes. Beate Mangrig invented a modular solution; a unique clip mechanism inside the organizer ensures maximum flexibility. Consequently, various paper? formats and even notebooks from other manufacturers fit into the Taschenbegleiter.
Building ROTERFADEN followed a mostly straight path, though there was much trying, testing, building, and researching until the project reached the patent office. The diploma thesis received the highest grade from the university and was honored with a distinction. Naming and corporate design were part of the thesis from the beginning; it was clear that this project would go further.
Despite challenges, the project’s development moved forward. Finding a suitable manufacturer for the clips proved to be particularly time-consuming. Then the first retailer was approached and included the products in the assortment. In July 2007, the business ROTERFADEN was officially registered. Demand for the pocket companions was high from the very beginning.
At first, small, owner-operated stores stocked ROTERFADEN products. The first web shop went online in November 2007. From 2008 on, there were many positive press reports , which were instrumental in attracting new customers and retailers. Since then, more formats and material options were added. People all over the world began using the Taschenbegleiter because the clip system can elegantly accommodate all kinds of notebooks.
In 2011, our store opened in our home town Saarbrücken. ROTERFADEN continues to work with its solid and long-standing network of various German manufactures and suppliers. In addition to its online store, ROTERFADEN products are available in owner-operated office supply stores, bookstores, and concept stores in Germany, Europe, as well as in the USA and Canada.