Pils was established in Stuttgart, Germany in 1980, when cosmetics expert, Werner Pils, decided to design a line of refined wet shaving products to cater to his personal high class taste. His products were entirely hand-made to be durable, yet beautiful at the same time. Even after transferring ownership of the brand in 2003, skilled Pils artisans continue to process their high end grooming tools with only the utmost pristine quality tools and materials from their factory in Germany. Making a commitment to be "environmentally friendly", Pils uses only recycled materials in their packaging.