1888

Paul Heinrich Trützschler and Bruno Gey found Trützschler in Crimmitschau, Saxony. Tearing machines and carding willows are the first products.

1913

Sons Willi and Bruno Trützschler join the company.

1920

Karl Trützschler, the youngest son, joins the company. The founder, Paul Heinrich Trützschler, retires.

1948

The company in Saxony is expropriated. With their partner Curt Müllges, Hans and Hermann Trützschler, the sons of Willi and Karl, re-establish the company in Odenkirchen, now a suburb of Mönchengladbach.

1967

The first Trützschler card leaves the factory. Today, Trützschler is the globally leading producer of high-production cards.

1969

American Trutzschler is founded in the U.S., with headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

1975

Trützschler Indústria e Comércio de Máquina Ltda in Curitiba, Brazil is founded.

1977

In a joint venture with Indian partners, the subsidiary Trumac is founded, with headquarters in Ahmedabad.

1991

The current Managing Partners, Heinrich Trützschler and Dr.-Ing. Michael Schürenkrämer, join management. They have been with Trützschler since 1984 and 1986, respectively.

1992

Take-over of Zinser draw frame. Start of card production at Trumac, India.

1994

Hermann Trützschler (1924-2012) retires from management.

1996

Hans Trützschler (1927-2004) retires from management.

1997

Founding of the subsidiary in Gaziantep, Turkey.

2001

Truetzschler Textile Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd in Shanghai (China) is founded.

2003

Trützschler takes over the non-American activities of card clothing specialist Hollingsworth and establishes Trützschler Card Clothing (TCC).

2003

At ITMA 2003, the Trützschler machines are presented for the first time in the new colour design.

2005

Trützschler takes a share in Erko GmbH. The new Erko-Trützschler in Dülmen offers nonwoven machinery, ranging from bale opening to web needling.

2006

Fleissner, the former family-owned company (founded in 1848) becomes part of Trützschler Nonwovens. The product range comprises machines and lines for the nonwovens and man-made fiber industry.

2008

Dr. Dirk Burger (CEO) and Andreas Ebenhöh (CTO) assume their position as Managing Directors. They support the Managing Partners Heinrich Trützschler and Dr.-Ing. Michael Schürenkrämer in the operational area.

2009

Take-over of the remaining shares of Erko Trützschler GmbH, and of the American assets of Hollingsworth. Formation of a joint sales team for the entire product range of the Nonwovens business unit.

2010

Fleissner and Erko Trützschler, the nonwovens specialists within the Trützschler Group, are restructured under the name Trützschler Nonwovens.

2011

Trützschler introduces the High Production Card TC11 with increased working width of approx. 1.3 m to the market. It offers the largest carding section and carding area in the world for maximum quality and economic efficiency.

2012

Trützschler Nonwovens takes over the product range of Bastian Winter Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. Under the Bastian brand, Trützschler offers winders for nonwovens, film, paper and composites.

2012

Trützschler takes over the know-how and employees of SwissTex, Switzerland, and founds Trützschler Switzerland AG. The product range consists of machines for the production of BCF yarns, as well as technical yarns.

2012

Toyota and Trützschler introduce their jointly developed comber at Shanghaitex, China.

2013

TRÜTZSCHLER NONWOVENS enters into a cooperation agreement with the German paper machine manufacturer Voith Paper on the development and marketing of turnkey systems for wet laid and hydroentangled nonwovens. The so-called "flushable wipes" - nonwovens that dissolve in moving water - are a well-known product.

2015

Dr. Ralf Napiwotzki (CFO), the additional Managing Director, joins the company.

2016

Discontinuation of the staple and carbon fiber business.
 


History is the past. Or an abundant source of experience.

Since 1888, Trützschler stands for competence in fiber preparation. Our customers benefit from this continuously growing experience. Changing market trends, new technologies, economic crises - we have accepted these challenges and grown through the experience. This also enables us to manage current tasks better and more specifically. Today, the company is led by the two Managing Partners Heinrich Trützschler and Dr.-Ing. Michael Schürenkrämer, representing the fourth generation.
The Managing Directors Dr. Dirk Burger, Andreas Ebenhöh and Dr. Ralf Napiwotzkiare are responsible for the operational activities.
They use the Trützschler know-how accumulated over 125 years to continue the success story.