|Seat||Düren-Mariaweiler , Germany|
|management||Werner Dilly, Ralf Kaldenhoff, Peter Michels,|
|Number of employees||1300 ( end of 2018 )|
|sales||153 million EUR ( 2018 )|
|Branch||Textile / technical textiles|
The Heimbach Group is a manufacturer of textile products for paper production , environmental technology and other selected industries with headquarters in Düren-Mariaweiler . The company produces clothing for paper machines and technical textiles for a wide range of special applications.
Business data and organization
The Heimbach Group has locations for paper machine clothing in Germany ( Düren ), Switzerland ( Olten ), Spain ( Burgos ), Belgium ( Neu-Moresnet ), England ( Manchester ) and China ( Suzhou ). The operational branches are run as independent companies.
The Heimbach company was founded in 1811 by Thomas Josef Heimbach (mayor of the city of Düren from 1848 to 1853). In 1871 the local "Krutzmühle" was acquired and the company began to specialize in felts for paper machines. In 1900 it was the largest felt cloth factory in Europe.
A major fire destroyed the factory facilities in 1904, after which the factory had to be rebuilt. In 1924 the company Munzinger AG was taken over from Switzerland. The plant was extensively destroyed during the Second World War in 1944/45 and then rebuilt.
In the 1960s Heimbach played a key role in the new manufacturing technology for needles. In 1970 Heimbach Ibérica SA was established. founded in Spain. Heimbach also took over Bruch & Cie. in Belgium (now Heimbach Specialties AG). In 1974 Swiss Wire Ireland Ltd was established in Ireland. In 1980 the Atlanta Felt Company was founded in the USA.
In 1991 a partnership was established with the JWI Group in Canada. CH Johnson Ltd. in England was bought up. Today it is called Heimbach UK Ltd.
In 2006 Heimbach founded the sales company Heimbach Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore for Asia.
In 2007 Heimbach achieved through the purchase of Marathon Belting Ltd. in Manchester the global leader in press padding for the woodworking industry . They are used in the manufacture of furniture or laminate flooring . Further acquisitions in 2008 in the field of technical textiles allowed the Heimbach Group to grow. The plant in Suzhou / China was opened in summer 2009. Formation and dryer fabrics as well as press felts for paper machines in Asia have been produced there since then.