A&E Gütermann - Your reliable partner in the textile industry

One thread is pretty much like another? Not when it comes from A&E Gütermann. For more than together 275 years, A&E Gütermann has been at the pinnacle of the most traditional and experienced sewing thread manufacturers throughout the world. In the Industry and Automotive sectors we are your sewing thread specialists. We work close with our customers to develop individual Apparel and Non-Apparel solutions. In the consumer sector our range of sewing threads and complementary products such as beads, fabrics and various items of haberdashery are aimed at the end consumer.
The first class quality of our products can always be relied on. Every A&E Gütermann employee ensures this - every day, everywhere in the world. We do not simply supply our customers with products; we provide them with tailor-made solutions. Comprehensive advice on products and sewing technology are as much a part of our service as is our after-sales service. You can benefit from our long-established expertise.
A&E Gütermann has always stood for an international outlook which is open to the world. Around 450 employees work in our European headquarters in Gutach-Breisgau near Freiburg. Throughout Europe, A&E Gütermann employs more than 700 employees and globally more than 10.000 employees. We deal with our employees as we do with our customers: fairly, reliably and responsibly. As this is the only way to develop the key ingredient for success: Trust.
Data and facts
employees worldwide

1 Managing Director
and 720 employees in Europe,
worldwide over 10.000
production sites worldwide

Production sites, subsidiaries and
representative offices worldwide
42 innovations in the sewing thread sector

Innovations in the sewing thread sector
3.000 tonnes annually sewing thread production Europe


Tonnes of sewing threads are
produced annually in Europe
annual electricity consumption


kWh/year equals our current electricity
consumption – since 2010 we were able to
reduce this value by almost 15 %
annual thread quantity sold


The annual sold quantity of our threads
can be wrapped around the equator
Our production sites in Europe
A&E Gütermann has a strong production presence in its European headquarters in Gutach (Germany) as well as in Maribor (Slovenia) and in Santa Maria de Palautordera (Spain). With our dense network of additional production sites, subsidiaries, trade partners and an efficient logistics system, we ensure that our products are in the right place at the right time, anywhere in the world. We accept no compromise in our production standards either. "Made in Europe" - this is our consistent promise of quality. You can rely on it.