The Dasco company beginnings were in a Battersea, London in the year 1946.
It was founded by Freddie Dunkelman who was born in London but spent his younger years in Canada. He became an Ice Hockey enthusiast.
He initially started making ice hockey sticks but soon started supplying a range of equipment including boots and skates.
Then in the 1950's he had a chance meeting with George Hartmann whose German company was a major manufacturer of wooden shoe trees. Freddie begain to represent his company in the UK. As public interest in Ice Hockey began to fall, Freddie started to produce his own range of shoe trees.
In 1965 to Desborough, Northamptonshire, to be in the heart of the shoe industry.
During the 80's Dunkelman concentrated on broadening their product range to provide everything the retailer needs. In response to consumer demand, the emphasis was on convenience and the need for products designed specifically for the different types of footwear and materials coming onto the market. Notable introductions included a range of shoe care aerosols, launched at the Harrogate Shoe Fair in 1981, followed by Shoe Creams, in-built applicators and a selection of fashion colours. In 1994 Dasco had another market first with a Waxed Leather Cream, which proved to be a best seller.
Since then Dasco have continued to develop and extensive range of shoe care products.