A certified quality management system is still proof of a company’s innovative strength. A&E Gütermann has always strived to constantly improve its quality management system (QMS). We have already established a certified QMS system back in 1995 in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9002:1994.
In 1996, the certificate got extended in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:1994. As a result of the takeover of the Swiss sewing thread manufacturer Zwicky in 2002, A&E Gütermann’s certification was further upgraded in accordance with DIN EN ISO/TS 16949:2002 for all sewing threads for the Headquarters in Gutach. Thus, our Headquarters in Gutach (Germany) and our production site
in Maribor (Slovenia) are currently certified according to IATF 16949:2016. In 2018, the A&E Gütermann QMS system was reinspected and confirmed by the German Association for Certification of Management Systems (DQS). Our locations in Germany, Spain and Slovenia are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
A&E Gütermann Quality Management Process


A comprehensive quality management system integrated in all of the company’s processes guarantees that these processes are efficient. They enable us to be innovative, flexible and to take action quickly

A consistently high standard of quality is the basis of our long-term and sustainable development as well as our success as a company

Our employees are deeply involved in the continual improvement process (CIP) because quality is the result of the performance of all the employees in the company

The careful selection of suppliers and the building of long-term, strategic supplier relationships form the basis of the consistently high quality of our products


We cultivate partnerships and transparent relationships with our customers, business partners, suppliers and employees and fully involve them in our quality strategy

Partnership relations constitute the essential foundation of our understanding of business. Therefore it is very important for us that all the parties involved interact in a close and honest way, both externally and internally

Quality-oriented growth that also accounts for sustainable job security ensures the long-term preservation of A&E Gütermann’s sites in Europe



Below please find our ISO certifications and the statement of compliance with quality, safety and environmental standards: