On August 1, 1888, Paul Heinrich Trützschler registers his trade in Crimmitschau. He entered mechanics and forging as trade.


With Bruno Gey, partner until 1905, the company name is changed to Paul Trützschler and Gey. The production in Crimmitschau consists of tearing machines and carding willows.


Expansion of product range and beginning of cleaning and dust removal systems for cotton processing; international market development.


Sons Willi and Bruno Trützschler join the company.


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


New beginning of Trützschler in Mönchengladbach Odenkrichen in the third generation.

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.


The Fleissner company opens a plant in Egelsbach for the production of through-air dryers. Hans Fleissner received the patent for the through-air dryer already in 1929.


ITMA Basel: The first Trützschler Card DK is presented. Today, Trützschler is the globally leading producer of high-production cards.


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


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


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


Entry of the fourth generation into management.

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

1992 1/2

Take-over of Zinser draw frame.

1992 2/2

Start of card production at Trumac, India.


Hermann Trützschler (1924-2012) retires from management.


The success story of the AquaJet begins. Now it is possible to bond a web with high pressure water jets much faster than with a classic needling machine. At this time, customers can purchase the web bonding including impregnation and drying from one source.


Hans Trützschler (1927-2004) retires from management.


Founding of the subsidiary in Gaziantep, Turkey.


Delivery of the 4000th card to the USA.


Truetzschler Textile Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd in Shanghai, China, is founded. Tri-Union Management Co., Hong Kong, and its subsidiary support the development and operation as silent partner until 2011.

2003 1/2

Trützschler takes over the non-American activities of card clothing specialist John D. Hollingsworth and establishes TRÜTZSCHLER CARD CLOTHING (TCC) in Neubulach, Germany.

2003 2/2

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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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 1/4

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

2012 2/4

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

2012 3/4

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

2012 4/4

Founding of a nonwovens business unit in Shanghai and start of production of nonwovens lines.

2013 1/3

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.

2013 2/3

On the occasion of its 125th anniversary, Trützschler holds a large family celebration. During the event, families and friends of the employees become acquainted with the workplaces and production.

2013 3/3

Trützschler Nonwovens delivers the 100th AquaJet manufactured in Egelsbach.


Delivery of the first wet-laid line for flushable wipes in cooperation with Voith.


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


Discontinuation of the staple and carbon fiber business.

2017 1/2

As of November 2017, Trützschler assumes the overall responsibility for combing, from development to marketing, service and spare parts from Toyota. In the meantime, both companies have already sold several hundred combers in addition to the newly developed Superlap TSL 12.

2017 2/2

In 2017, Trützschler celebrates the 40th anniversary of the facility in India.

2018 1/2

Heinrich Trützschler and Dr.-Ing. Michael Schürenkrämer transfer to the newly established supervisory board.

2018 2/2

The new group management consists of Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Burger, Sales, Marketing and Service (CEO/CSO), Dr.- Ing. Christof Soest, Development, Production, QM, Purchasing and Digital Transformation and Dr. rer. oec. Ralf Napiwotzki, Finances/Controlling, HR and IT (CFO). As a member of the extended management, Andreas Ebenhöh continues his global support in the areas of production processes and quality assurance.

2019 1/2

Trützschler presents the first intelligent card, the TC 19i. It monitors and optimises the carding gap completely independently to ensure a consistent maximum yarn quality. Digital solutions such as MY MILL, MY PRODUCTION and MY WIRES allow smart networking of machines and components in the spinning mill.

2019 2/2

Founding of Truetzschler Textile Machinery (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. The company offers complete solutions for nonwoven lines as well as accessories and services.


New members of the supervisory board: Dr.-Ing. Roland Münch (middle) and Martin Stillger (right) joined the five-person supervisory board on 1 July 2020 and have been contributing with their external experience ever since. Dr. Joachim Schmidt-Hermesdorf remains chairman of the supervisory board.

History is the past and an abundant source of experience for the future.

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.

In 2018 Heinrich Trützschler and Dr. Michael Schürenkrämer transferred as delegates from their family lines to the newly established supervisory board. Since then, the Trützschler Group has been led by the three managing directors Dr. Dirk Burger, Dr. Christof Soest and Dr. Ralf Napiwotzki. They use the Trützschler know-how accumulated over 130 years to continue the success story.