The Legler company history - An exciting trip through time, from 1988 to today!

Want to browse through more than 30 years of Legler history on fast-forward? Then come take a look at the milestones which make Legler what we are today: one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of wooden toys in Germany! Although Legler's focus in 1988 was on the import and sale of commercial and gift products made of wood, today Legler concentrates on exclusive wooden toys developed in-house with the successful small foot brand which have been awarded and distinguished several times! With our assortment size and product innovation that reflect market demands 100% as well as the company-wide commitment to sustainability, Legler is a reliable, cutting-edge partner for you!

2020: Nominated by "Top10 Toys"!

In 2020 and 2021, a total of three small foot toys made the nominations for "Top10 Spielzeug 2020" ("Top 10 Toys of 2020") and "Top10 Baby & Kind 2021" ("Top 10 Baby & Child Toys of 2021") awards from the German Bundesverband des Spielwaren-Einzelhandels (national association of toy retailers).

2019: Nominated for a Toy Award!

For the second year in a row, small foot toys were considered among the best three toys in the "Baby & Infant" category from among 800 entries - this time with the Lawn Mower Baby Walker and the Whale Baby Walker!

2019: Legler collaborates!

In addition to the in-house sales team, Legler teams up with well-known commercial representatives for toys in Germany and Austria.

2019: Exclusive POS concept

A new modular shelf tray concept makes a strong appearance at the point of sale for the small foot brand!

2019: Founding of Legler USA Inc.

The American subsidiary "Legler USA Inc." is founded.

2019: The Legler catalogue grows!

Four compact theme catalogues for industry-relevant events and themes such as Trends, Easter & Outdoor, Start of School & Holidays as well as Advent & Christmas now accompany the main catalogue throughout the year.

2018: Animal Planet - Exclusively at Legler!

The animal figurines from Animal Planet expand the Legler assortment as the perfect addition in the realm of toy farms and horse stalls.

2018: small foot's own website!

The small foot brand goes online with its own website! You can now find small foot products and knowledge about wooden toys online at

2018: New Management

André Eichinger becomes the new managing director of Legler OHG small foot company.

2018: 30 years of Legler!

With lots of dedication, a love for the wood, a comprehensive quality and safety policy, and high-quality service, Legler has become one of the largest manufacturers of wooden toys in Germany over the past 30 years.

2018: A new look for the Spielwarenmesse!

Legler presents itself with a new exhibition stand a cumulative quality campaign in Nuremberg across 250 square meters!

2017: Legler is FSC®-certified!

Legler receives FSC® certification, taking yet another important step towards environmental sustainability.

2017: New licenced products move in!

Sesame Street as a strong new product licence! Exclusive top-sellers in Sesame Street designs bring Ernie, Bert, and their friends into the Legler assortment!

2017: ICTI Certificate for Legler!

With its participation in the ICTI program, Legler gets involved with the adherence to ethical standards and sustainability standards in the global delivery chain of the toy industry.

2017: Company Solar Panels

The company's own photovoltaic solar panels go into operation - they provide all the company's energy needs.

2017: New Packaging Design

In lovingly and informatively designed packaging, small foot products shine with a uniform appearance on the shelf and at the point of sale!

2017: TÜV-Certified Baby Toys

With select products from the Lotta, Lex & Ludwig series, Legler brings the first TÜV-certified wooden baby toys to the entire German market.

2016: Customer Service and Italy!

In Italy, sales representatives start assisting customers on-site in addition to our telephone service by the Legler internal sales team.

2016: Here comes The Mouse!

The first-class licenced products of "The Mouse" made for children between the ages of 1 and 6 years move in with Legler - including products ranging from motor activity cubes and baby walkers to games of skill and puzzles.

2016: Coherent Product Groups

With the music and noise products from the "Sound" product line, the first product group with its mutually enhancing and uniformly designed toys moves in with Legler. Many more product groups will join them in the coming years, such as "Move it!", "Educate", "Lotta, Lex & Ludwig", "Jungle" and "Active", "Space", and "Fresh".

2016: Legler goes mobile!

Ready for on-the-go shopping! The Legler Online Shop becomes compatible for mobile devices and offers customers even more comprehensive service.

2016: Acknowledged by Spielgut!

The small foot product "Little Bells Rattle" receives the coveted Spielgut award seal. More awards will follow all the way through to 2020, including products in the Outdoor and Role-Playing Toys categories.

2015: New Licence - The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The most popular caterpillar in the world from the well-known children's book by Eric Carle is exclusively available from Legler as a TOP licence in the form of learning and motor activity toys, rocking animals or just for cuddling.

2014: small foot on social media

Themes and content relevant to target groups are now being shared on all relevant social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, which strengthens the profile of the small foot brand.

2014: Legler becomes a partner!

Legler joins the international association of toy distributors and becomes a Vedes partner. Legler has been collaborating with idee+spiel and intensifies their customer service.

2013: The Legler team is growing!

Timo Sommer joins Holger and Ingo Legler as a third managing director of Legler OHG, which now employs 176 employees.

2012: Climate-Neutral Shipping

With the transition to completely climate-neutral shipping with DHL ("GoGreen"), Legler takes another step towards sustainability. 25 tons of CO2 are saved annually.

2012: Subsidiary Legler Italia s.r.l.

The Italian subsidiary "Legler Italia s.r.l." is founded.

2008: Legler goes online!

The Online Shop offers customers comprehensive language- and country-specific ordering and service functions.

2005: Legler continues to grow!

With yet another building in Twistringerstrasse in Delmenhorst, Germany, the warehouse capacity is expanded considerably in order to be able to offer customers a comprehensive assortment.

2004: Legler opens its collection showroom!

At the location in Delmenhorst, Germany, a collection office with a showroom opens on Brendelweg.

2002: A brand is born!

small foot is the brand for wooden toys from Legler, and stands for the idea of bringing a smile to children's faces every day! The foot in the logo comes from the real footprint of a Legler child!

2000: More European Markets!

England, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, and Portugal: foreign language teams in our internal sales department guarantee first-class service in each country's language.

1995: Headquarters in Delmenhorst

The company headquarters in Achimer Strasse in Delmenhorst, Germany is opened. Around 10 employees are working for the company.

1988: Legler is founded!

Brothers Holger and Ingo Legler found the trading firm Legler OHG.