A large-scale collaboration is agreed with 1. FC Cologne. This long-standing club is the new face of ERIMA in football. The partnership creates a definitive link with the glory days of the past when ERIMA was supplier to numerous Bundesliga teams in Germany.
Involvement with the TSV 1860 Munich sports club brings ERIMA back into the "premier" German football arena. A specially designed jersey with the symbol of Munich—the lion—in the centre attracts particular attention.
The German top gymnast Fabian Hambüchen is signed up. With a world championship win, it is a brilliant debut. ERIMA and Hambüchen now form a successful partnership, which also includes collaboration in the development of new products.
ERIMA celebrates its 100th anniversary. The previous brand with the "red ball" is replaced from 2004 with the traditional logo of the "wing" adapted to modern times. The long company history is communicated by a modern brand image. Managing Director Wolfram Mannherz assumes the remaining shares from Adidas-Salomon AG in 2005 as part of a management buy-out and has been the sole proprietor of ERIMA GmbH since 1 January 2005
The so-called "red ball" becomes the new logo. Two years later Wolfram Mannherz becomes shareholder (49%) and new managing director.
For ERIMA the creed of the 1980s safeguards the quality. The golden safety pin became a symbol for the high-quality products of ERIMA. ERIMA offers a wide range of high-quality products for diverse sports, including football, swimming, track and field athletics, gymnastics, handball, tennis, cycling races, bowling, basketball, jogging, etc.
ERIMA is the official supplier of the German national football team at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. ERIMA has also been the supplier of top teams in football, handball and volleyball for a long time. These include clubs such as FC Schalke 04, VFB Stuttgart, 1. FC Cologne, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt, etc.
Sale of company to today's adidas-Salomon AG. The wing becomes the logo of the company for the first time.
In 1974 the German national team wearing ERIMA sportswear become world champions.
From 1960 to 1972 ERIMA is the official supplier of German sports persons at the Olympic Games in 1960 in Rome, 1964 in Tokyo, 1968 in Mexico and 1972 in Munich.
Erich Mak becomes the new owner. The factory now operates under the name R. Wehrstein & Co., owner Erich Mak, sportswear and working clothes, Reutlingen. Erich Mak becomes the new brand for first-class sports textiles.
Remigius-Wehrsetin sets up the sportswear factory of knitwear for gymnastics, track and field athletics and fencing in Reutlingen.