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Historie

Tradition meets know-how

A&E Gütermann has written many success stories in over 280 years of company history.

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Gütermann

1864 Gütermann

1864 Gütermann

Founded by Max Gütermann in Vienna, production of 100% side threads.

1891 A&E

1891 A&E

Nims Manufacturing founded by Egbert Hutchison with six investors. Production of 100% cotton threads.

1920 A&E

Consolidation with other textile factories, American Yarn and Processing Company

1920/30 Gütermann

1920/30 Gütermann

Gütermann starts with the internationalization and expansion.

1935 Gütermann

1935 Gütermann

At the beginning of the 1930’s Gütermann designed a new sales unit, the so-called quick sale box, the SVK. This is patented in April 1935.

1947 A&E

1947 A&E

Through the purchase of majority interests in Efird Manufactoring, production of synthetic sewing threads was started

1952 A&E

1952 A&E

Merger between American Yarn and Efird Manufacturing

1955 Gütermann

1955 Gütermann

After intensive trials with sythetic fibres and threads, a decision was made in 1955 to commence production, in addition to sewing silks, sewing threads made of 100 % polyester with the brand names Mara T 38 and Tera.

1968 A&E

Ruddick Corporation as the parent company, enabled an ongoing global expansion

1970 A&E

1970 A&E

New technologies in dyeing / winding. Production increase with weekly 10.000 sewing thread colors and types in total

1995 Gütermann

1995 Gütermann

Christo covered the „Reichstag“ palace in Berlin with Gütermann threads.

2000 Gütermann

Zwicky merges with Gütermann. Activities in the automotive sector are intensifying.

2006 A&E

2006 A&E

Acquisition of the company TSP Maribor in Slovenia, expansion of A&E in Europe

2008 Gütermann

2008 Gütermann

Micro Core Technology® is new and cannot be compared to any other existing production method. It is the first corespun procedure based on microfilament polyester.

2013 Gütermann

2013 Gütermann

Successful introduction oft he Gütermann fabric collection.

2014 A&E

2014 A&E

Two of the world’s well known sewing thread manufactures, Gütermann and American & Efird, will combine in order to accelerate their success and growth in the global marketplace.

2014 Gütermann

2014 Gütermann

Gütermann celebrates its existence of 150 years.

2016 A&E

2016 A&E

American & Efird celebrates its existence of 125 years. Launch of the A&E COLORLINK App and of COLOCATCH Nano.

2018

2018

A&E Gütermann becomes part of the Elevate Textiles, Inc. group, which operates in both the U.S., Mexico and China.

2019

2019

A&E opens ist 28th production facility worldwide in Vietnam.