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.
We are there for you – everywhere and at all times:
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.
Founding of the "Ernst Gessner textile machine factory"
Invention of the world's first raising machine
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
Factory modernization, increase
to 600 employees and reformed
into public limited company
Amalgamation with nine other textile machine factories into UNIONMATEX
Delivery of the 10,000th raising machine from Aue
Commencement of reconstruction after the complete dismantlement of the production plant during the Second World War
Nationalization, affiliated to TEXTIMA and tie to old successes
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
Reprivatization of the company to GEMATEX
Invention of the multisystem machine with its unique flexibility in raising, emerizing and brush-sueding
Development of the double drum Twinsystem machine
Founding of the Samuel Vollenweider AG textile machine factory with reed dent manufacture and textile machine production
The increased mechanization of weaving mills benefits reed dent manufacturing, steady growth in customer base
Appearance of the first reed brushing machine, laying of the cornerstone for future machine production
After a massive sales slump during the First World War reed dent production reached its high point, distribution throughout the entire world
Extension of the product range: automatic harness brushing machine, "Rotorex" reed cleaning machine and reed binding machine
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
Abandonment of reed dent production
Mid 20th century
Further innovations: cloth brushing machine, chain stitch sewing machine, blanket brushing machine, selvedge trailer shearing machine
Reformation into an AG (public limited company)
Appearance of the "Peerless" cloth shearing machine
Appearance of the "Pyrotrop" singeing machine for
woven textiles and hosiery
Merger of Samuel Vollenweider AG (Switzerland) and Gematex Textilveredlungsmaschinen GmbH (Germany) under the name
Reconstruction of the production and administration building at the company headquarters in Aue, Germany
Acquisition of the Hämmerle product range