Innovation since 1828.

Zoeppritex has a history stretching back almost 200 years – and the experience to match.

 

1828
Founding of Zoeppritz AG in Mergelstetten. Manufacture of textiles from natural fibers (mainly wool), including those for use in blankets.

1905 onward
Manufacture of shoe textiles (mainly for slippers) at additional facility in Bolheim.

1976
Dr. Ulrich Zwissler buys the shoe textiles division of Zoeppritz AG and founds Zoeppritex Schuhstoff GmbH & Co. KG.

1978
Relocation of Zoeppritex Schuhstoff GmbH & Co. KG to Mergelstetten and commencement of the now-established flame lamination operations (a key process for the automotive industry and others, e.g. sportswear and sound insulation).

1990
Move to the current production site at Heldenfingen. Introduction of other laminating processes such as bonding with thermoplastic adhesives.

1998
Transfer of shoe textile production to the company Zoeppritex Italiana (now Free Time Zoeppritex S.R.L.). Zoeppritex Schuhstoff GmbH & Co. KG is renamed Zoeppritex Verbundstoffe GmbH & Co. KG. - specializing in all types of technical composite materials and offering both large-scale and one-off production.

2002
Further expansion of the range of products and services, with the putting into operation of a slot-die system for lamination using reactive adhesives.

2005
Founding of Ningbo roekona Zoeppritex TexLine Co., Ltd. as a joint venture in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, China, for manufacturing textiles for automotive interiors.

2006
Restructuring of shipping and goods inspection.

2008
Opening of a newly built production building, increase in storage capacity and improvement in logistics.

2009
Relocation of quality and development laboratories to new premises and expansion of production capacity through a new flatbed laminating machine with optimized energy consumption and higher laminating speed.

2014
Ernst-Wolfgang Moninig is appointed joint managing director in addition to Dr. Ulrich Zwissler.

2016
Formation of a joint production site in Tlaxcala Mexico with Gertex Textil GmbH.

2017
Dr. Ulrich Zwissler hands over management to Marc W. Lorch. Zoeppritex Verbundstoffe GmbH is now directed by both Marc W. Lorch and Ernst-Wolfgang Moning as joint managing directors. Dr. Ulrich Zwissler remains board member of Dr. Zwissler Holding AG.

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