In the early 1980’s, a small gift company called Kaleidoscoop started in the Netherlands
Due to the success of this company it merged with Clockwork and they decided to combine their strengths under the name Present Time. In 1999 Present Time expanded by buying two other companies, Karlsson and Leitmotiv. Today these companies are still recognizable as brands of Present Time. Present Time continued to grow over the past decade and is now the parent company of eight brands: pt, Bud, Silly, Wanted, Brink, Karlsson, J.I.P and Leitmotiv.