1888

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

1899/1900

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.

1902

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

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

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.

1967

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

1969

American Truetzschler 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.

1990

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

Take-over of Zinser draw frame.

1992

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. Tri-Union Management Co., Hong Kong, and its subsidiary support the development and operation as silent partner until 2011.

2003

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

2003

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

2005

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

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 John D. 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 Winder 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 and systems 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.

2013

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.

2015

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

2016

Discontinuation of the staple and carbon fiber business.

2017

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

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

2018

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

2018

The new group management consists of Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Burger, Management Spokesman, Sales, Marketing and Service (CEO), Dr.- Ing. Georg Reinhold, Managing Director of the Division Nonwovens and Man-Made Fibers (COO NW & MMF), Dr.- Ing. Christof Soest, Managing Director of Technology, Spinning and Card Clothing (CTO) Division and Dr. rer. oec. Ralf Napiwotzki, Managing Director of Finances, 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.

1888 - 1948: Company headquartered in Crimmitschau, Saxony. 1948 - to date: Company headquartered in Mönchengladbach.

 

 

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.
Heinrich Trützschler and Dr.-Ing. Michael Schürenkrämer, representing the fourth generation, successfully managed the family-owned company group before transferring to the newly established supervisory board in 2018, after more than three decades.
The managing directors Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Burger, Dr.-Ing. Christof Soest, Dr.-Ing. Georg Reinhold and Dr. rer. oec. Ralf Napiwotzki are responsible for the operational activities. They rely on the Trützschler know-how accumulated over 130 years to continue the success story.