Originally our hotel building was well-known as the Bermas suitcase factory. Founded in Fürth in 1919, the company was set up again in Erbendorf after World War II. The company played a leading role in the production of suitcases, developing and producing the first trolley case in series. In the 1960s and 1970s it was leading in Europe and the second-largest employer in Erbendorf.
The existing production buildings were extended in the former sawmill next to Bruckmühle. A further extension was built in 1968 in Tirschenreuther Straße, which is the present ARIBO Hotel Erbendorf.
Even today there is a suitcase and bag shop in Erbendorf, with an astonishingly huge selection of finest bags.