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XETMA VOLLENWEIDER – THE BETTER PARTNER

 

True to the Xetma Vollenweider company philosophy, we are not only a machine supplier but at all times "the better partner" for our customers. The goal of our activities is a long-term, successful collaboration.

 

Two companies which together have over 300 years of experience in dry textile surface finishing – Gematex Textilveredlungsmaschinen GmbH of Germany and Samuel Vollenweider AG of Switzerland – have united under the brand Xetma Vollenweider.

With German quality and Swiss precision we are conquering markets worldwide. And with German-Swiss know-how we guarantee the highest quality of all our machines – right up to the smallest component. Manufacture takes place entirely in Germany.

Our own development department and modern production at the Aue site guarantee a quality to meet the highest demands. Our quality management system – certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 – provides for the continuous monitoring and optimization of all processes.

SERVICE

 

We are there for you – everywhere and at all times:

  •  first class service
  •  worldwide support through our qualified service team
  • 5 local service centers
  • remote service system
  • available round the clock

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TECHNICAL CENTER

In our leading edge technical center you have numerous opportunities for developing and trialing new technologies and processes. Test your materials and let us advise you on all issues concerning mechanical surface finishing at our company headquarters in Aue, Germany.

 

And, of course, we also conduct instruction and training schemes for your operating personnel.

GERMANY

 

 

 

1850

Founding of the "Ernst Gessner textile machine factory"

 

 

1854

Invention of the world's first raising machine

 

 

1886

Invention of the universal raising machine with 24 rotating raising rollers and rise to becoming one of the most significant textile machine manufacturers in Europe

 

   

 

 

Beginning of the 20th century

Dominating position on the world market in the field of dry textile finishing

 

 

1920

Factory modernization, increase

to 600 employees and reformed

into public limited company

 

 

1923

Amalgamation with nine other textile machine factories into UNIONMATEX

 

 

1925

Delivery of the 10,000th raising machine from Aue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945

Commencement of reconstruction after the complete dismantlement of the production plant during the Second World War

 

 

1948

Nationalization, affiliated to TEXTIMA and tie to old successes

 

 

1951

Development of the ball-bearing scratch raising machine and development of the role as one of the most sought-after suppliers of raising machines worldwide

 

 

 

 

1990

Reprivatization of the company to GEMATEX

 

 

The 90s

Invention of the multisystem machine with its unique flexibility in raising, emerizing and brush-sueding

 

 

1995

Management-Buy-out

 

 

1998

Development of the double drum Twinsystem machine

 

SWITZERLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1880

Founding of the Samuel Vollenweider AG textile machine factory with reed dent manufacture and textile machine production

 

 

1900

The increased mechanization of weaving mills benefits reed dent manufacturing, steady growth in customer base

 

 

1912

Appearance of the first reed brushing machine, laying of the cornerstone for future machine production

 

 

 

1920s

After a massive sales slump during the First World War reed dent production reached its high point, distribution throughout the entire world

 

 

1920-23

Extension of the product range: automatic harness brushing machine, "Rotorex" reed cleaning machine and reed binding machine

 

   

 

1927

Specialization in the development and manufacture of shearing machines and thereby the leading role in the field of shearing: construction of the "Super Duplo" cloth cleaning and shearing machine and the "Optima"  shearing machine

 

 

 

1938

Abandonment of reed dent production

 

 

Mid 20th century

Further innovations: cloth brushing machine, chain stitch sewing machine, blanket brushing machine, selvedge trailer shearing machine

 

 

 

1950

Reformation into an AG (public limited company)

 

 

 

1955

Appearance of the "Peerless" cloth shearing machine

 

 

1970s

Appearance of the "Pyrotrop" singeing machine for

woven textiles and hosiery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996

 Management-Buy-out

COMPANY HISTORY

2000

Merger of Samuel Vollenweider AG (Switzerland) and Gematex Textilveredlungsmaschinen GmbH (Germany) under the name

XETMA VOLLENWEIDER

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2001

Reconstruction of the production and administration building at the company headquarters in Aue, Germany

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2014

Acquisition of the Hämmerle product range

Ernst Gessner

Samuel Vollenweider

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