Pin Making Timeline

Thorns were used as “pins” for securing cloth.

5000 BC
27 BC

The Romans use fancy heads pins made of Bronze.

The anglo saxons pins, differenced by the head and the shaft.

476
793

The vikings used dress pins for fastening cloaks.

The utilitzation of straight pin to distinguish social class.

1000
1200

The wound wire headed pins become popular.

The french pins industry were the most important in Europe.

1300
1400

Start of wire redrawing, when metal die was invented.

The end of pin making in monasteries.

1534
1600

The manufacture of pins by hand had 18 operations.

Gloucester and Bristol center of the pin industry development.

1626
1760

Laigle in the french Normandie is the principal pin making area.

The first book about pins published by M de Reaumur.

1761
1776

“Division of labor” in Wealth of Nations with pin-making.

Lameul Wright patents the first successful pin machine.

1824
1840

The pin manufacturing capital in the world was Birmingham.

The industrial revolution the start of automatic manufacturing.

1845
1850

From workshops to factories, from artisans to systems.

Pedro Folch Torne builds Folch Pin Factory.

1924
1926

Folch registers brand names Jabali and San Jorge.

Folch develops injection molding pin machines.

1950
1960

Folch starts quenching and tempering steel pins.

Folch starts building its own pins mahines.

1962
1970

Folch makes high tempered carbon steel pins.

Jordi Folch Marti Becomes the Company CEO.

1980
1980

Folch produces stainless steel, dipped head pins.

Folch starts of manufacture pins pear and plastic head .

2005
2007

Soho Prospecting develope ours firts FOLCH Website.

Jordi Folch Marti retires, Folch president since 1980.

2010
2011

Folch launches Pins Art brand and collections.

Folch acquires high-efficiency packing equipment.

2015
2021

Folch starts his world pins route adventure with the website update.

Folch Buyer's Guide
Folch Buyer's Guide Welcome to the Pin Factory. Here you have a guide to help you to buy in folch.com shop.

Latest blog posts

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The travelling pin of Folch, Pin Factory in Spain since 1924, is the dressmaker pin n.8 JABALÍ brand. Best seller pin par excellence, a globetrotter pin that has triumphed in every corner, starting in Spain and around the World.

Friday, May 21, 2021

New collection ENTOPINS / We are in the process of launching our SAN JORGE branded Entopins range, which will include new qualities based upon our experience of pin manufacturing.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Folch presents "The straight pin guide" - Reedition / The pin guide mission is to help to people who use the pins to find the most suitable one according to the task and the fabric that they will use.

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